A New Game For Johnson

BET founder looking to acquire baseball franchise

turn down a financially viable African American. Other things being equal, baseball would, I believe, feel pressured to give the nod to an African American owner,” says Zimbalist.

While Johnson doesn’t absolutely rule out bringing in additional partners, for now it’s just him and Snyder. If things go according to Johnson’s plan, the move to Washington, D.C. could happen by the 2004 season.

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