Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

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Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by ThePreyingManta » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:23 pm

In another somewhat strange turn of events related to GM Will Gibson’s time in the UMEBA, Saudi prince Ahmed bin Mohammad has purchased the team from previous owner Mick Shrimpton, Jr. for $2.2 billion. Bin Mohammad is a former racecar driver and has served as the Saudi Minister of Sports since 2032. Gibson reportedly met bin Mohammad while he was detained in an Emiratii prison on his way to Mumbai at the start of last season. Bin Mohammad had been on a visit to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi when he was detained for disorderly conduct after constantly telling park staff members that he could buy the park if he wanted to and throwing money off of roller coasters. Gibson claims that he talked at length with bin Mohammad about the game of baseball, and the prince expressed interest in someday purchasing a team. After being named the new GM in Madison, Gibson called up bin Mohammad to ask if he would be interested in the Wolves. The answer was yes, and Shrimpton was soon blown away by an offer that he simply could not refuse.

Shrimpton was quoted as saying, “This team only brings in about $115 million a year. There was no way I could pass up an offer for $2.2 billion. This deal was completely unexpected. I hate to end the Shrimpton legacy here in Madison after a disappointing season, but it’s clear that the organization wants and needs to go in a different direction.”

The offer truly was unexpected, and the money amount doesn’t exactly go with what is expected for a BBA team. However, bin Mohammad has been quoted on multiple occasions saying, “Money means nothing to me!” With that being said, it can be expected that the new ownership will be very charitable in its running of the team. It is also being rumored that the Saudis are hoping to relocate the team, a vision that Gibson is known of being fond of. While relocation will likely be years away, both sides seem to want to move somewhere warmer, eyeing locations in Georgia and Texas.
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by usnspecialist » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 pm

hope you got cash up front given recent events over in Saudi....
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by jleddy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:36 am

New general manager, now a new owner...sounds like there's been a real Sheikh up in Wisconsin lately.
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by ThePreyingManta » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:36 am

usnspecialist wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 pm
hope you got cash up front given recent events over in Saudi....
I'm hoping that things have improved by 2040.
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by usnspecialist » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am

ThePreyingManta wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:36 am
usnspecialist wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 pm
hope you got cash up front given recent events over in Saudi....
I'm hoping that things have improved by 2040.
Things in this part of the world haven't improved much the last 2000+ years, why would the next 20 be any different?
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by 7teen » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 am

And the Shrimpton reign in Madison comes to an end. Mick Shrimpton Sr up and died about 8 years ago (game generated) and it created Jr as the next owner.

Clearly Shrimpton was cashing in on the team being at it's peak value this off-season.... :)
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by ThePreyingManta » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am

usnspecialist wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am
ThePreyingManta wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:36 am
usnspecialist wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 pm
hope you got cash up front given recent events over in Saudi....
I'm hoping that things have improved by 2040.
Things in this part of the world haven't improved much the last 2000+ years, why would the next 20 be any different?
Clearly because the UMEBA has brought peace to the Middle East through the magic of baseball.
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by jleddy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:24 am

ThePreyingManta wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am
usnspecialist wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am
ThePreyingManta wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:36 am


I'm hoping that things have improved by 2040.
Things in this part of the world haven't improved much the last 2000+ years, why would the next 20 be any different?
Clearly because the UMEBA has brought peace to the Middle East through the magic of baseball.
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by RonCo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:29 am

Ahmed bin Mohammad to his family: "I'm going to own a baseball team and the American government is going to pay for it."
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Re: Saudi Prince Purchases Madison Wolves (2040.3)

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:41 am

You can take the GM out of the UMEBA, but you can’t take the UMEBA out of ... well, you know.

Good luck with the new ownership, Will!

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