Originally Posted by bucksfan2
If you owned a business, you would want a say so in the decisions that were made, right?
The decisions on signage, the cost of suites, fruit in the suites, tickets, sure..... on baseball decisions.... not so much.
If you look historically at the best teams there is a firm line between owners and baseball decisions. There has to be, when Steinbrenner stuck his nose in the game we got the 1980's Yankees, when Sam Bradon let Branch Rickey run the baseball side of things the Cards built a dynasty, when he got his hands in the jar you ended up with the Cards of the 50's.
BC doesn't have baseball background that doesn't involve ownership, why would he get to make baseball decisions other than because he writes the checks?
Part of being a success is the ability to delegate responsibility to qualified individuals, part of being a failure is often derived from holding all the other decisions against your own opinion and eventually overriding them to placate your own ego.
I don't know how much pull BC has concerning baseball talent decisions, but because he owns the team doesn't mean he should have greater pull than the group of pros that he pays to make those decisions. If he does then chances are the Reds will be running in place for most of his ownership.