Monday, October 08, 2007

George Steinbrenner and my FindLaw column

My FindLaw column today discusses the Isiah Thomas verdict and the perils of management unaccountable to shareholders. In the course of the column I suggest that sports franchise owners who run their teams as an egotistical hobby may actually be good for fans, because they care more about winning than maximizing their profits. I even give George Steinbrenner as an example. I put the column to bed before Steinbrenner's latest threat to fire Joe Torre for the unpardonable sin of having not won a World Series since 2000.