MLB owners meet in Cooperstown
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Major League Baseball began two days of meetings at the Otesaga Hotel on Wednesday, two days after postponing a vote to approve the proposed sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane.
McLane, who made the trip to Cooperstown, and Crane had anticipated a vote on the $680 million deal at the meetings, which conclude Thursday.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said at the All-Star game last month that the sale was on track for approval. But in a statement Monday, he said it was doubtful it would be approved here.
No major actions are expected here. Selig will hold a press conference Thursday.