Los Angeles Dodgers' Trustee Will Be Tom Schieffer

Last Wednesday, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball basically seized control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, wresting the organization from the hands of Frank McCourt. Selig said at the time that he would soon name a trustee to handle the Dodgers' day-to-day operations, and on Monday, he has done just that.

Meet Tom Schieffer. Schieffer has been appointed as the Dodgers' trustee, and he'll be in charge of all of the businessy things that baseball teams always have to worry about.

The 63-year-old Schieffer was the president of the Texas Rangers between 1991-1999, and the team's general partner between 1994-1998. He was an investor in the ownership group headed by George W. Bush, and has a distinguished track record of accomplishments both in and out of baseball, having served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives, and having served as the US ambassador to Australia, and then Japan.

Said Bud Selig on Schieffer's appointment:

We are very fortunate to have someone of Tom Schieffer's stature monitor the operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers on behalf of Major League Baseball. Tom is a distinguished public servant who has represented the nation with excellence and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout his career. The many years that he spent managing the operations of a successful franchise will benefit the Dodgers and Major League Baseball as a whole. I am grateful for Tom's acceptance of this role.

Schieffer was just one of many candidates for the job. He will most certainly have his work cut out for him.

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