Josh Leventhal

Bouncing Around The Room

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Some news and notes from around the Winter Meetings. * I ran into High Desert owner Bobby Brett and Bakersfield owner DG Elmore yesterday, and neither reports much progress on solving […]

Minors

Minor League Executive Of The Year

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International League president Randy Mobley likes to joke that he never knows where Norfolk Tides president Ken Young is going to call in from on the road. Young, a man of many hats with a unique background as a team owner, is the veritable "Where's Waldo" of minor league baseball. However, he's no simple face in the crowd, but rather one of the most respected, and busy, operators in the game.

Minors | #2009#Awards#Executive Of The Year

MLBPA elects Weiner

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  The Major League Baseball Players Association unanimously elected Michael Weiner executive director, making official the general counsel’s succession of longtime union boss Don Fehr. Fehr handpicked Weiner as his […]

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No Hambones

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I can decisively tell you the name the Richmond club will not unveil tomorrow: Hambones. The club has pulled it from the mix at the request of the NAACP, which had described […]

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Living The Dream

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Baseball dreams do come true. Just ask Randy Whitaker. After all, Whitaker's first job in professional baseball (as a general manager, no less) could not have come at a more fortuitous time. The longtime marketing and sales director for a local Harrisburg, Pa., television station took the helm for the Senators roughly 18 months ago and has been charged with guiding the Double-A Eastern League affiliate through a $45 million renovation of the ballpark he has been attending as a fan for 20 years.

Minors | #2009#Business Beat