Michael Weiner Approved As Executive Director Of The MLBPA; Will Still Use The Last Name Weiner
Heh. Weiner. You know, I’m not even sure if it is pronounced like “weener” or “whiner.” Huh.
Weiner has been unanimously approved to become the next executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, succeeding Donald Fehr, who held the post since December 8, 1983. And if the owners think the 47-year-old Weiner is going to be some sort of creampuff compared to his predecessor and not represent the players’ best interests, they better think again:
“If there are owners who misjudge or underestimate the resolve of the players this time, I think they’ll be met with the same surprise that owners of the past have met with when they misjudged the resolve of the players,” Weiner said.
Damn straight. So a hearty congratulations to Michael Weiner. I just hope he doesn’t get too cocky. He will just come across as a total dick.
Weiner succeeds Fehr as baseball union head [The Associated Press]