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Bolt Cola
10-09-2008, 01:37 PM
Sort of, this day just gets more and more interesting....

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/17672806/detail.html

SAN DIEGO -- NBC (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/topic/NBC+Universal+Inc.) 7/39 is reporting the San Diego Padres (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/topic/San+Diego+Padres) baseball team is up for sale.According to sources, Padres owner John Moores (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/topic/John+Moores) is going to sell 49 percent of the team as part of a divorce settlement with his wife Becky.In February, Becky Moores (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/topic/Becky+Moores) filed for divorce after more than 44 years of m Two other San Diego families are considered potential owners: the Jacobs family of Qualcomm (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/topic/QUALCOMM+Inc.) and another unconfirmed family.Check back for updates on this breaking news story.

RAWDOGG
10-09-2008, 02:16 PM
Divorcing a loser........haha

dekkerbasser
10-09-2008, 02:16 PM
Divorcing a loser........haha

I'm confused...

...who's the loser? Is it Jim, his wife, or the Padres??? :rolleyes:

bigslick
10-09-2008, 02:28 PM
As usual, the Padres show perfect timing.

QCOM lost several BILLION in market cap today, affecting the Jacobs wealth.

If Charles Bradies is the other suitor, he is getting crushed also.

RAWDOGG
10-09-2008, 02:35 PM
I'm confused...

...who's the loser? Is it Jim, his wife, or the Padres??? :rolleyes:

Jim and the Padres are the losers, not sure about his wife.......this is probably a good thing for Puder fans

mccharger
10-09-2008, 02:42 PM
Jim and the Padres are the losers, not sure about his wife.......this is probably a good thing for Puder fans....whos Jim?

ScootMagroot
10-09-2008, 02:44 PM
....whos Jim?

yea....who is jim?

dekkerbasser
10-09-2008, 02:51 PM
....whos Jim?

Jim is how I spell John. :rolleyes:

JCDavey
10-09-2008, 04:06 PM
whatever gets moores out of the padres and a good owner in, i'm all for it

56lightsout56
10-09-2008, 09:28 PM
sell it all moores, and take the train out of town.

and take sandy with you.

Tjchargerfan
10-09-2008, 10:09 PM
The oficial stand is that there is no sale, for how long is to be determined.

pancake1188
10-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Padres downplay sale report

18 hours ago
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SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres dismissed as ``highly speculative'' a report that owner John Moores will sell 49 percent of the team as part of a divorce settlement with wife Becky.
``Obviously, since the Padres are part of the community estate, the matter of the Padres will need to be addressed as part of the divorce proceedings,'' the team said in a statement released in response to the report by NBC 7/39.
``No decision regarding the Padres has been made, and the divorce proceedings are the subject of confidential mediation. Neither John Moores nor the Padres will have any further comment on the report.''
Moores didn't return a phone call or e-mail from The Associated Press seeking comment. Club CEO Sandy Alderson and general manager Kevin Towers also didn't return messages.
Becky Moores filed for divorce in February after more than 44 years of marriage.
``No decisions about sale of the team have been made, said Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's chief operating officer.
John Moores, who made a fortune in computer software, bought a controlling stake in the Padres for approximately $80 million in 1994 from a 15-member group headed by TV producer Tom Werner. Werner later became co-owner of the Boston Red Sox.
NBC 7/39 reported that two other San Diego families are considered potential owners, including the Jacobs family, which co-founded Qualcomm Inc. The other family wasn't identified.
Qualcomm spokeswoman Emily Gin Kilpatrick forwarded a request for comment to the Jacobs family, saying it was a personal matter that didn't directly involve the company.
Qualcomm, founded in 1985, is the world's largest maker of chips that run cell phones and is known for pioneering technologies. In 1997, it bought the naming rights to Jack Murphy Stadium, paying $18 million that the city needed to complete an expansion for the NFL's Chargers.
The Padres moved from Qualcomm Stadium to Petco Park in 2004, leaving the Chargers and San Diego State's football team as the main tenants at ``The Q.''
The Padres were last in the NL West at 63-99 this season, their worst finish since 1993.
The Moores' divorce has also left questions about the Padres' player payroll for next season. Towers has said he expects it to be less than the approximately $75 million payroll the team had this season.


http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-mlb/20081010/Padres-Sale_.1st.Ld-Writethru/

Wow............this sucks.

niceaznguy21
12-22-2008, 05:57 PM
That's the only thing wrong with them the owners