Barry Bloom reported yesterday that the O'Malley group gave a 30 minute presentation to the other MLB owners and it was a rousing success. PowerPoint slides were in abundance, copious charts and laser pointers going this way and that, like a Pink Floyd laser light show. Bud Selig was giddy.
"Let me just say this: They're doing very well."
The vote was scheduled for today, but apparently it already took place. This morning Bloom tweeted that the sale was, in fact, approved. The sale needed a 75% approval vote of the 30 owners and they got it and a standing ovation to boot. Local businessman Ron Fowler is now in control and will represent the team at the ownership meetings.
Owners approve— Barry M. Bloom (@Boomskie) August 16, 2012
@padres sale. New group ushered into meeting to rousing ovation.
John Moores who hasn't been seen in public for the last decade left the meeting the way he entered, a very rich man-- and nude, riding a white steed, accompanied by jars of his own urine.... allegedly.
Moores leaves meetings as— Barry M. Bloom (@Boomskie) August 16, 2012
@padres owner for last time after 18 years.