Just over a month ago, it was announced that David Einhorn would be acquiring a minority stake in the New York Mets. While thinking people (and people familiar with the matter) understand that these things take time, others have read into the "hold up," wondering if deeper meaning is to be derived. While there's no need to give credence to those raising questions, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig chose to do so today, telling people, "Fuck you. He played ball in my backyard. Fuck you."
"What the hell, he played baseball in my backyard. How can I turn him down?" Selig quipped, referring to Einhorn growing up in Milwaukee and playing baseball in a yard neighboring Selig's house. "... Yes, he's cleared. They have to finish the deal. And, by the way, I think they're making very good progress toward that end."