Selig says O'Malleys-Pads deal 'good for baseball'
Monday, July 2, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner Bud Selig says the possible purchase of the San Diego Padres by the O'Malley family is "an excellent development for baseball."
Speaking Monday during a telephone conference call, Selig said "the O'Malley tradition is remarkable."
The group negotiating with Padres controlling owner John Moores includes four grandchildren of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley -- Kevin and Brian O'Malley, and their cousins Peter and Tom Seidler, the chief executive of Class A Visalia Rawhide.
Moores' proposed sale of the team to Jeff Moorad collapsed in March after baseball owners refused to approve Moorad as controlling owner.