Found June 10, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
What do some of the most successful teams in any professional sport have in common? Their owners are actively involved and can be seen. For the Seattle Mariners, that is not the case. For whatever reason, Hiroshi Yamauchi has decided not to be involved with the MLB team he owns and instead employs two men to represent him (Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong). At what point of buying a professional franchise you just decide that you are not going to be involved?  If I had enough money lying around in a bank account to buy a big league team, I wouldn't just say, “eh”, and have someone else take over it. I would be out there everyday drinking beers with the fans who are giving me more money, and I would be taking batting practice with the team. Hiroshi totally reminds me of that one kid we all knew growing up who had every toy possible and when you went over, he was lame and boring because he didn't really want to play with any of them. If I could choose someone to be...
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