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Jimmy Haslam to sell minor league baseball team

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04:26 PM ET 06.28 | An ownership group led by the Haslam family plans to sell the Tennessee Smokies baseball team to local businessman Randy Boyd. Boyd, the founder and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, said Thursday that he???s hoping to close the deal within the next two weeks, and that owning the Smokies has been among his ambitions ???for as long as I can remember.??? ???It is a financial investment, but it???s really more of a community investment,??? he said. ???I plan on keeping it ???til I die, passing it on to my children, and hopefully they???ll pass it on to their children.??? The team is currently owned by a group of local investors: Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam, who also owns the Cleveland Browns football team; Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; their father, Pilot founder Jim Haslam; Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade; Summit Medical Group founder Dwight Wade; Phillips & Jordan principal Teddy Phillips; and Jim and Sid Blalock, co-owners of Blalock Companies.

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Jimmy Haslam walks on the field during minicamp, David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Haslam walks on the field during minicamp, David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
June 28, 2013  04:51 PM ET

Hmmm, maybe Gov. Bill ran the Romney Tennessee election campaign and was such a big contributor with Jimmy because only the President can pardon someone guilty of a Federal crime or have any real juice with the Justice Department and investigations?

Nah, it was purely ideological.

June 28, 2013  05:01 PM ET

"Jimmy Haslam to Sell Hid Minor League Baseball Team" ........................ When is he going to sell his minor league football team?

June 28, 2013  05:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Jimmy Haslam to Sell Hid Minor League Baseball Team" ........................ When is he going to sell his minor league football team?

Git r done - that right thar is funny, I tell you!

June 28, 2013  05:10 PM ET

The biggest crooks usually have connections well up the ladder. It's just smart business.

June 28, 2013  09:17 PM ET
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The biggest crooks usually have connections well up the ladder. It's just smart business.

And they usually answer to Congressman or Senator....

 
June 29, 2013  12:26 AM ET

I suppose he needs a new suit for his upcoming court appearances.

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