What was all new to me, though, was the dirt on Fred Malek, one of the people vying to become the Nationals' new owner. The story on him -- as far as I knew -- was simply that he was a local glitterati who championed Washington baseball. Maybe so, but here's The Rest of the Story: he helped then-President Nixon root Jews out of the federal government.
I will stop at NOTHING to own the Washington Nationals!
You think it ends there? If only it were so. In 1959, he and some buddies got arrested for killing and eating a dog.
So let me get this straight. A Jew-hating dog griller could be the owner of my baseball team? Of course, if Malek becomes the owner, Bowden probably stays. He's got a track record of working for crazy bigots (remember Marge Schott?).
I've never found myself rooting for a front-running billionaire more than I am right now. Good God. I need a shower.
Deadspin story link
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