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Mark Attanasio
Daniel G. Habib
April 03, 2006
A Los Angeles investment banker, whose group's $223 million purchase of the Brewers was approved in January 2005, Attanasio has been a boon for baseball in two ways: By buying out commissioner Bud Selig's family, he ended an embarrassing conflict of interest; by enlarging the payroll, marketing the team more aggressively and courting Milwaukee fans--he gave away 27,000 tickets to the regular-season finale--he has begun to right a sinking ship. Last year's .500 finish, the Brewers' first since 1992, the heady promise of its young infield and long-term extensions for manager Ned Yost and G.M. Doug Melvin all testify to a remarkable rejuvenation in progress.
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April 03, 2006

Mark Attanasio

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A Los Angeles investment banker, whose group's $223 million purchase of the Brewers was approved in January 2005, Attanasio has been a boon for baseball in two ways: By buying out commissioner Bud Selig's family, he ended an embarrassing conflict of interest; by enlarging the payroll, marketing the team more aggressively and courting Milwaukee fans--he gave away 27,000 tickets to the regular-season finale--he has begun to right a sinking ship. Last year's .500 finish, the Brewers' first since 1992, the heady promise of its young infield and long-term extensions for manager Ned Yost and G.M. Doug Melvin all testify to a remarkable rejuvenation in progress.

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