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Nats' no-brainer: minority ownership

Updated: April 18, 2006, 4:57 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

This week, Bud Selig is expected to name baseball's choice to be the new owners of the Washington Nationals, who have been owned and operated by Major League Baseball since February of 2002. Selig has a big opportunity with this decision to continue the improvement in baseball's hiring practices for race that already has been a mark of his tenure as commissioner. As the majority of Washington's population is African-American, a choice of the so-called Smulyan group, named for its leader, Jeff ...

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