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    Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    One step closer...

    http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/ci...9/daily20.html
    Cincinnati Business Courier - 1:58 PM EST Wednesday
    County OKs Reds sale

    The Cincinnati Reds sale rounded another base Wednesday, when Hamilton County commissioners approved the purchase, a requirement under the team's lease with Great American Ball Park.

    The lease between the county and the Reds remains intact, though team ownership is changing, as long as Hamilton County and Major League Baseball approve the sale.

    The next step is approval by Major League Baseball owners, who are expected to approve the sale at their Meetings Jan. 19 in Phoenix.

    Controlling ownership (75.6) of the Reds will go to Bob Castellini, Tom Williams and Joe Williams, who had been minority owners of the St. Louis Cardinals. Castellini will replace Carl Lindner as chief executive officer.

    The trio will hold equity worth $120 million, though Lindner and other owners will retain interests in the team.

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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    Whew! Thank goodness that hurdle's been cleared.

    No wonder this couldn't be finished in December.

    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    Eight more days
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    I hope MLB works as swiftly...

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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    I hope MLB works as swiftly...
    Hey, Matt. A few years ago I heard rumor that Clear Channel was interested in purchasing the team. Did you ever hear anything about that?

    I had a friend who was tight with some of the suits at the old Jacor who had given me this info.
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan
    Hey, Matt. A few years ago I heard rumor that Clear Channel was interested in purchasing the team. Did you ever hear anything about that?

    I had a friend who was tight with some of the suits at the old Jacor who had given me this info.
    I heard the new owners maybe thinking about buying their own radio station and running their own flagship bypassing 700 and clear channel. But there aren't a lot of stations not own by clear channel that would be any good.

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    Re: Hamilton County Approves Sale of Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBloodedAmerican
    I heard the new owners maybe thinking about buying their own radio station and running their own flagship bypassing 700 and clear channel. But there aren't a lot of stations not own by clear channel that would be any good.
    Heard that one. Don't think they could get much better than they have it now.

    Didn't hear the one about Clear Channel buying the team -- may have been rumored before I started here, if at all.


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