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.