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Monday, February 23, 2009
Jim Bowden is going downSeems like everyone is speculating that Jim Bowden is about to be fired, but maybe they're just not aiming high enough. How does prison suit you?
A federal investigation into the skimming of signing bonuses given to baseball prospects from Latin America is looking at Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden as far back as 1994, when he was GM of the Cincinnati Reds, according to a baseball executive familiar with the investigation.
One can only assume that the thrust of this investigation -- like any skimming investigation -- is tax evasion and some flavor of fraud and/or embezzlement.
More background can be found here. My thoughts on it from last summer here.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 6:00am
Maybe we can get a baseball version of “The Longest Yard” with Bowden serving as the GM/manager of the prisoner team with Ugueth Urbina in the bullpen.
Posted 02/23 at 09:44 AM