Jon Weisman, Variety‘s most prominent baseball fan, shares a fun post today about the evolving MLB team sweepstakes. Although Magic Johnson and another bidder appear to be firmly in the lead, he notes that a Hollywood actress could also wind up in the owners box.
That would be Jami Gertz, wife of bidder Tony Ressler. Weisman dredges up the requisite Square Pegs and Seinfeld clips from YouTube, and also notes what could amount to a unique 6-4-3 ownership double play:
Gertz is already connected to baseball, thanks to Ressler’s position as a minority owner of the Milwaukee Brewers (partnered with another Hollywood connection, Mark Attanasio, brother of Homicide: Life on the Street creator Paul Attanasio).
All that’s left is a dye job for the role of another Jamie in a future cable TV movie about the McCourts. Or would that, potentially and perhaps mercifully, be a conflict of interest if her hubby comes out Chavez Ravine victorious?
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