August 10, 2012
A group that includes a beer distributor, former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, and pro golfer Phil Mickelson has reached an agreement to buy the San Diego Padres from John Moores in a deal believed to be around $800 million. Ron Fowler, chief executive of Liquid Investments, a Del Mar, Calif.-based beer distributor, would become controlling owner if the agreement is approved by baseball owners and finalized. O'Malley is the son of Walter O'Malley, who bought the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and moved them to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
April 11, 2012 |
Cincinnati seems intent on breaking the mold for baseball's small-city teams. Owner Bob Castellini has concluded the only way to make the Reds a consistent contender is to spend to keep the team together rather than losing players through free agency. "You do that to build a franchise and a foundation for years to come," Castellini said. "So I don't [expect] to continue to have all these huge contracts. But you build your franchise on the people that are in that dugout and on that field.
January 13, 2012 |
Major League Baseball owners meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz., voted, 29-1, on Thursday to give commissioner Bud Selig a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. Selig has held the position since 1992, first as interim commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014. If he stays until September 2016, he will surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner. Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31 and he had talked of doing some teaching after leaving the job. But he said he began hearing from owners who wanted him to stay on. "I started hearing a couple of weeks ago that there was a groundswell movement to do this," he said.
September 29, 2011 |
John Harlan Moore Jr., 58, of Radnor, a plastic surgeon and educator at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died of lung cancer on Monday, Sept. 26. Early in his career at Jefferson, Dr. Moore traveled with Operation Smile to developing countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, Nicaragua, as well as to Africa to treat cleft lip and palate deformities. After a trip to Liberia in 1988, he told the Philadelphia Daily News, "There's tremendous satisfaction knowing you made an impact on one family by a simple operation.
April 26, 2009 |
A painted landscape can speak in a variety of voices, the least interesting of which is unadulterated transcription of nature. Photographs can more effectively convey what we can see with our own eyes, but a painting can be inflected to reveal truths that aren't visible and dimensions of experience that exist mainly in memory and imagination. In his exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery, "Thirteen Miles From Paradise," John Moore emerges as a master of the landscape that, while essentially faithful to what you or I might observe, surpasses reality in its ability to communicate deeply embedded, often overlapping, layers of meaning.
January 14, 2004 |
The long-discussed deal to send Jason Kendall from the Pittsburgh Pirates to San Diego fell apart yesterday when the Padres' ownership balked at picking up the remaining $42 million of the catcher's contract. The two sides have talked since late last week about a trade in which the Pirates would get third baseman Jeff Cirillo and catcher Ramon Hernandez for Kendall, a San Diego native and three-time all-star. Padres general manager Kevin Towers said the decision not to pursue Kendall came during a meeting of the team's top executives, including owner John Moores.
February 6, 2001 |
A 43-year-old borough man has been charged with third-degree murder in the death last week of an 18-month-old girl for whom he was baby-sitting at a Swede Street home. Police said yesterday that John Leroy Moore of Lafayette Street, who was arrested Sunday, also was charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and endangering the welfare of children in connection with the death of Cyncire Daley. Moore was being held without bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, police said.
November 26, 1998 |
After meeting with Kevin Brown in an Atlanta restaurant last weekend, San Diego Padres owner John Moores said the chase for the free-agent pitcher wasn't good for major- league baseball. Moores wouldn't disclose figures, but he said the Padres had substantially increased the four-year, $40 million offer they made three weeks ago. The meeting included Brown's agent, Scott Boras, and Padres general manager Kevin Towers. "We're already up there in the crazy stratosphere," Moores told Bloomberg News.
October 22, 1998 |
The San Diego Padres are the most recent example of how a modern-day baseball team achieves success by spending tons of money. When billionaire John Moores bought the team in December 1994, the club's payroll was about $13 million. Now it is $50 million, and the Padres are in the World Series for the first time in 14 years. This is not a coincidence. Before last night's Game 4, Moores was asked if he thought teams with payrolls not in the top third of the game succeed.
July 31, 1998 |
Eight-time National League batting champion Tony Gwynn said next season could be his last in the major leagues. Gwynn, 38, the San Diego Padres rightfielder, has two years remaining on his current contract. He told Bloomberg News the agreement isn't an obstacle for him retiring shortly after he attains his last personal milestone - 3,000 career hits. After a two-hit night against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium last night, he is 106 hits away. With 54 games remaining, Gwynn said his chances of reaching that plateau this season are "not even slim.