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Dodgers' trustee expected to be former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer

Schieffer_250 Tom Schieffer, the former president of the Texas Rangers, is expected to be appointed as the Dodgers' trustee on Monday.

Commissioner Bud Selig announced last Wednesday that he would take over the Dodgers and select a trustee to "oversee all aspects of the business and day-to-day operations of the club."

Schieffer, 63, served as the Rangers' president from 1991-99, a span in which Texas won its first three division championships.

The Rangers were owned for almost all that time by an investment group headed by former President George W. Bush.

Under the Bush administration, Schieffer served as the U.S. ambassador to Australia from 2001-05 and to Japan from 2005-09.

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Tom Schieffer in 1995. Credit: Pat Sullivan / Associated Press

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It appears this man has done a good job no matter what he has done! Good luck to you sir, Fire Frank!

Wouldn't the Dodgers be better off with the US Abbasador to Mexico?

Really? We're bringing in a guy who missed that Canseco, Sosa and Palmero were doing roids? Maybe he will try and get Manny back. And a Bushie to boot ... sigh..

I was hoping it would be Dilbeck, but I don't have that kind of luck.

Seems competent. Also out of left field, but I suppose most of the competent people who could handle a Dodger-sized mess are already running other teams.

Wait and see. It seems like a positive step. More positive will be the day when we learn the McCourts have given up trying to own a team whose fans they've lost.

A Bushie? Ick.

"...out of left field, but I suppose most of the competent people who could handle a Dodger-sized mess are already running other teams."

My sentiments exactly. I've never paid a whole lot of attention to the Texas Rangers, so this is the first I've ever heard of Tom Schieffer. But at this point, I suppose almost anyone could run the Dodgers better than McScum, so why not Schieffer?

This is a better soap opera than any of those scripted dogs on daytime TV.

To be a winner, you have to have money! When you have no money, that means you can't win! If you want to cheer for a constant loser, cheer for the Seattle Mariners! When you have a payroll and an owner who likes to spend, most of the time you have a great team going to world series. I like to go to parades! Have Magic Johnson come in and hire the best President and GM and go from there.


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