Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has tapped former Texas Rangers president J. Thomas Schieffer as the monitor of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a week after Major League Baseball seized operations of the team from beleaguered and cash-strapped owner Frank McCourt. Schieffer, a former U.S. ambassador, attorney and Texas state rep, will have oversight of the day-to-day operations, business and finances of the Dodgers and all of the franchise’s related entities. Said Selig: “Tom is a distinguished public servant who has represented the nation with excellence and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout his career. The many years that he spent managing the operations of a successful franchise will benefit the Dodgers and Major League Baseball as a whole. I am grateful for Tom’s acceptance of this role.”
MLB Appoints J. Thomas Schieffer As Dodgers Trustee
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