best place to order seroquel in us order ditropan overnight order nizagara uk pharmacy cheap protonix pantoprazole buy amaryl have no prescription buy suhagra cheap drugstore order atacand online olanzapine overdose treatment buy lopressor tablets canada acai free shipping co-operative pharmacy store locator pulmicort inhaler india tretinoin cream usp .1 do you need a presciption to buy cialis tulasi without a prescription metoprolol side effect chest pain requip mg buy what drugs are over the counter in mexico pilex drug schedule radio 1 listen live cafe puerto rico restaurant puerto rico buy zofran patch leukeran australia pharmacy order strattera 100 mg buy diabecon visa penegra online india clopidogrel bisulfate 75 mg po tabs cafergot formulation comprar cytotec online en espan~a retin a cream uk prices doxycycline tablets acne current ginseng prices in ky is it safe to order avandamet overnight pharmacy suhagra xenical in india price isoniazid online no prescription clomid online shipping requip not generic is it illegal to order generic cytoxan anti nausea medicine zofran best foundation for dry aging skin 2013 starlix generic reviews lasix 40 mg medicine weight loss after stopping depo provera shelf life of detrol l.a florida calan is it illegal to order generic calan topical erythromycin acne treatment lexapro 10mg for anxiety what does generic motrin look like albendazole order hindgra sildenafil tablets exelon careers login buy tramadol online cod only prescription solutions costa mesa what does aricept 10 mg look like comparatif prix cialis pharmacie colospa cost in canada buy elavil with no script alesse pharmacy cod shipping zyvox 800 mg price free usa viagra dapoxetine rx requip supplies newark buy bupropion fast shipping lantus online no prescription terbinafine alcohol safe etodolac buy genuine rogaine 5 best price separation anxiety pills for dogs the drugstore gallery somerset aygestin dose administration minocin drug schedule buy ephedraxin next day to buy cyklokapron prescription drug amitriptyline online cheapest zyvox in the uk generic urispas ordering mirapex best blood pressure medications with least side effects tretinoin 0,025 roche precio argentina vpxl cost comparison lisinopril medicine quickest cardura can you take 2 diflucan pills citalopram purchase online how effective is erythromycin tablets for acne diclofenac sodium 75mg sr tablets how to by trimox online lov cost atacand alesse cost in canada serevent over the counter augmentin 375 mg tablets risperdal drugs schizophrenia buy kamagra gold without rx brand name fml forte online chemical research nolvadex nimotop generico italiano zofran cheap price where unisom malegra dxt shortage how much is reminyl tablets benadryl next day grogginess buy zithromax online in usa i pill zyloprim website order levaquin pills cheap kamagra buy online prazosin purchase in canada no prescription levitra online pharmacy no prescription guaranteed cheap abilify india abana prices at costco mebendazole cost at wal mart is periactin an over the counter drug ceftin 250 mg generic what is coumadin made of much does cost canada buy effexor xr costco pharmacy viagra super active price how much does generic viagra cost in canada tablet pharmacy meds alesse prescriptions maxalt generic cost detrol online fastest flomax uk delivery buy vermox with mebendazole order how to import sinemet zetia dose range cheapest liposafe best heavy coverage drugstore foundation buy viagra sublingual in singapore indian pharmacy carafate buy premarin 40 cost of clozaril cheap uk paypal viagra online purchase provera 2.5 mg doxycycline hyclate 50 mg uses how much will levaquin cost side effects of too much synthroid medication exelon medication dosage donepezil hydrochloride uses zithromax iv dose children noroxin antibiotic uses buy online maxalt generic buy trimox amoxil online american express merchant login australia sarah's accutane journal medication acyclovir zovirax keflex 500 precio mexico buy finast pills buy generic eldepryl with bonus biaxin how to buy hydrochlorothiazide complications switching from depo provera to pills where to buy tadacip without a prescription what does clonidine make you feel like accutane price australia buy cabgolin online overnight chloroquine prices usa how to get capoten in australia current price atacand ventolin drug schedule lotrisone generic cheap costs purchase generic rumalaya liniment phone in order for trental ortho tri cyclen lo reviews breast size nolvadex buy online uk wellbutrin sr online legally como comprar female viagra generic cialis super active usa pharmacy indian pharmacy singulair blue circle pill abg 100 pill identifier with pictures watson 387 midamor order on web styplon costco apcalis sx woldwide shipping can you take trileptal daily generic lasuna no prescription isoniazid dosage quinine tablets for sale can you buy viagra over the counter in canada arimidex for purchase how to use diovan muscle relaxer skelaxin dosage side effects of mentax urb. la florida aravaca get viagra soft las vegas buy lanoxin discount sertraline side effects 100mg sarafem ordering online pharmacy hytrin without insurance what is plendil 5 mg buy levitra 40 bactroban with no perscription what is keftab used for chinese herbal medicine lower back pain where can i get acai max cleanse in stores order amitriptyline without prescription cardura xl prescribing information kamagra soft coupons inderal 10 price singulair over counter uk buy motilium with visa diflucan class action lawsuit mobic price @ walmart buy trental online amazon zoloft insomnia how long neurontin 800 mg 50 c,entikli film tablet buy now viagra cialis liv 52 coupons para que se usa skelaxin where can i order pariet is leukeran a prescription drug cystone medication can i buy viagra in italy ultra low dose emsam allegra allergy fexofenadine hcl tablets 180 mg cardizem 100mg buy order generic paroxetine cheap kamagra gold usa cialis sublingual roche precio argentina is it illegal to order generic colchicine buy over the counter relafen online xerograx pastillas phenergan children dose how to order hyaluronic acid online cheap lopid india shelf life of prednisone buy carbozyne perth australia buy micardis online canada no prescription indikasi chloramphenicol 250 mg minocin buy online ireland order cozaar buy arimidex inhaler canada viagra discount coupons online how to use lithium polymer batteries mestinon for sale australia atarax no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy how to get off prednisone buy dvd recorder online australia estrace discount voucher vytorin next day shipping allopurinol wanted online review compare prices aricept buy deltasone paypal pharmacy has best price hydrea paypal payment tetracyline purchase cheap prescription dapoxetine online purchasing metoclopramide online uk discount canadian pharmacy alli metoclopramide generic reglan saw palmetto pills for prostate generic mentat ds syrup uk paypal plan would delay sales of generic for lipitor crestor dosage too high what is robaxin 500 used for decadron prescription dosage blood pressure medication and dementia buy keftab 200 canadian alliance information generic alternative for diovan hct coreg annual sales generic get cefixime las vegas florida mentat ds syrup dutas australia price flagyl over the counter canada eldepryl to buy in australia generic flomax online avapro tablets high blood pressure canada drugs femara with prescription levitra plus medicine cheap buy actoplus met pharmacy minoxidil better than finasteride chloramphenicol uk brand name dramamine generic cheap costs purchase accutane cod cash delivery eldepryl coupons genuine topamax best price is florinef over the counter side effects of prednisone 40 mg buy plendil capsules buy elavil 20 levlen online sales what is wellbutrin used for and its side effects prednisolone stopping your medicine what is betnovate pills used for buy depo medrol no prescription what is naprosyn taken for low dose bupropion how to take diamox for altitude sickness cheap aspirin singapore albuterol inhaler during pregnancy generic for sinemet 25-100 acheter medrol 16 mg side effects of zoloft medication what does wellbutrin sr treat cheap zaditor over the counter brafix cardura online what is co-azithromycin used to treat over the counter remeron indocin indications usage does metformin interfere with birth control pills over the counter fluconazole tablets viagra sublingual 50mg tablets purchase hydrochlorothiazide medication what is the role of parietal cells in gerd metformin and clomid 100mg success stories buy cafergot no prescription online discount buy dutas from india generic effexor reviews cheap brand advair diskus usa fluoxetine on line in the usa revia 100mg tablet vermox 100mg tabletki how to buy actavis promethazine codeine buy cheap retino a cream 0,05 mometasone nasal spray india is tretinoin better than differin over counter ginette-35 purchasing citalopram online uk keppra prices at costco taking clomid ovulation test viramune where can i buy it generic fenofibrate 160 mg cheap nolvadex india how to by forzest online buy water pills over counter buy bupron sr 15mg online ponstel order canada pfizer viagra ireland best place buy actoplus met pct viagra 100mg pfizer what does amantadine target how to get retin a prescription uk zerit medication power slim acai reviews over counter cozaar can you buy viagra super active in ireland online pill store echeck what happens if a healthy male takes viagra buy danazol perth australia over the counter drugs similar to lotensin nootropil dog dose generic singulair medication cialis 100 mg 30 film kapl? tabletler furosemide infusion in heart failure cialis soft for sale uk lotrisone overnight pharmacy mail order allegra d online synthroid no prescription australian pharmacies online florinef online cheap protonix purchase in canada no prescription zoloft now co uk zofran class action lawsuit crestor 5mg prec,o sinemet canada prescription tadalafil citrate 20 mg cialis generikum asda pharmacy ventolin amaryl diabetes drug dosage buy femara perth australia buy sumycin tetracycline online buy colchicine gout zoloft drug class blue pfizer vgr 100 lisinopril uk no prescription indian pharmacy sinequan post cycle therapy ginseng paxil for sale uk generic zoloft prices buy parlodel online overnight what is tadapox made of walgreens canada road single dose methotrexate for treatment of ectopic pregnancy can you generic buy tenormin online prednisolone prix en pharmacie en france exelon drugstore com strattera in india diflucan lawsuit center what is protonix medicine best place to buy retin-a 0,025 best rx pharmacy online suppliers of malegra fxt in us allegra d generic otc buying forzest from canada no prescription where can i get cialis in toronto doxycycline for acne side effects bipolar medication abilify side effects albuterol inhaler safe during pregnancy valtrex mg usa low amitriptyline pain doses prospecto ciprofloxacino alter cialis tablete cena u apotekama keflex for purchase non prescription diltiazem lopid cost without insurance buy eulexin 5 precio de viagra o similares finasteride generico precio mexico menosan in croatia terramycin usage brand voveran sr for sale buy once-daily cialis aspirin in pregnancy first trimester cytotec where to buy quickly most reliable place to buy bactrim online dilantin rxlist generic entocort switzerland celexa withdrawal symptoms mayo is buying medicine from canada legal cozaar losartan tablets generic aciclovir usa pharmacy paxil suppositories buy skelaxin capsules betnovate women buy tinidazole dose hoodia online order generic coreg cr 20 mg buy cyklokapron online cheap where can i buy live tilapia in the uk cialis or viagra forum risperdal consta storage temperature silagra online sales acai discount coupon requip generic picture cheapest zithromax online rx side effect of synthroid medicine alberta canada pharmacy board exam buy bentyl patch where to buy prevacid 30 mg tamoxifen citrate buy uk ephedraxin on the internet xenical tablets do they work comprar betnovate original en madrid luvox discount coupons pariet 10 mg qty 14 cheap genuine nymphomax online viagra jelly order in the us iv levaquin shortage evista commercial trusted online drugs adipex doxycycline online no prescription uk discover egypt game order generic diabecon buy biaxin online overnight delivery viagra for men how it works cheap hyzaar 40 mg current price ginseng 2010 florinef shortage use of ciplox-tz tablets illegal drugs in canada list rumalaya refill pack order mentat ds syrup generic pyridium no prescription zestoretic to buy in australia order celebrex tablets pulse methylprednisolone multiple sclerosis buy albendazole new zealand online can you buy femcare over the counter cheapest glucotrol xl brand advair diskus cost in canada purchase keflex florida himcolin ditropan pills buy online how much does lipitor cost at costco esomeprazole tablets ip paroxetine sandoz 20 mg side effects cheap bupron sr 100 mg can you buy atacand without stieva a cream 0.025 for wrinkles generic requip side effects addiction to pain pills warning signs ventolin for daily use canada buy zofran 10 what is ashwagandha herb good for online pharmacy cheap voltaren aricept cost cvs grifulvin v 40 mg pharmacy antivert over the counter amaryl ships from india albendazole medication order can i get pregnant while on zoloft can you buy viagra otc canada celexa weight gain statistics list of tesco stores selling minocin what is mirapex made of accutane depression lawsuit canada order malegra fxt tablets nizoral cream order online phenergan dosage for dogs metformin cost per pill can i get high from furosemide best site get levitra super active fucidin side effects long term use miembro de tokio hotel sufre sobredosis de viagra generic from lanoxin buy zolpidem sleeping tablets uk good viagra the little blue pill which uk site to buy ditropan canadian health measures survey results cost of generic femara generic sinemet in usa
Home Maury Brown Are Jim Crane's Past Comments on Blacks and Women Blocking Ownership of the Astros?

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1048 guests online

Atom RSS

Are Jim Crane's Past Comments on Blacks and Women Blocking Ownership of the Astros? PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 83
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 16 April 2011 12:57
Jim Crane
Jim Crane

On March 25, Jim Crane, the Houston businessman who has made attempts to purchase the  Chicago Cubs, the Houston Astros in 2008, and most recently, the Texas Rangers, was on the cusp of (yet again) purchasing the Astros.

And while that report said that Crane was “close”, both Astros owner Drayton McLane and the chief representative of the company brokering the sale, denied the airfreight magnate was about to close the deal.

“It’s not true we have a deal,” said Steve Greenberg, managing director of Allen and Company. “It’s premature to say anyone is the leading candidate. Having said that, Jim Crane has all the qualifications.”

While Crane may have the financial qualifications, there has always been – be it through the Cubs or Rangers sale – rumblings that he does not hold favor with MLB’s owners. Or more correctly, Crane may not have the backing of 75 percent of the league’s owners when a vote to approve the transfer of the sale would occur.

The reasons mentioned in the past have centered on Crane backing out of the 2008 sale of the Astros at the 11th hour, something that was said to clearly upset McLane, and raised eyebrows with the league’s 29 other owners.

But, research into Crane’s past shows that there might be other reasons that the league’s owners may have questions about his character.

In 1997, complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Crane’s Eagle USA Airfreight and its position on hiring blacks and women of child-bearing age. The EEOC finalized a scathing 104 page report (most EEOC reports are said to run 3-5 pages), found that to be true, and added that Crane’s company conducted a practice of paying “female and minority employees less than white men who do similar work; did not investigate employee complaints of sexual harassment; and destroyed evidence that the company was instructed to retain as part of the two-year EEOC investigation,” according to a Houston Chronicle article from 2000.

According to the Chronicle story, the following are some of the allegations that were made by the EEOC against Eagle, followed by the company's response where one was given:

Eagle President Jim Crane told his subordinates not to hire blacks because "once you hire blacks, you can never fire them." On other occasions, Crane explained the reason he wanted to keep blacks out of the company was that his top managers are bigoted and they would mistreat the minorities, "giving them no choice but to sue Eagle."

Witnesses also said Crane did not permit the company to advertise job openings because he did not want to create a paper trail of unhired qualified minorities.

To discourage blacks and women from applying, Eagle managers refused to let female and minority applicants enter its secured facilities to fill out job applications. Eagle disagreed with that assessment.

Crane also warned managers not to hire women of child-bearing age because their productivity would be low. And top company officers told employees that women aren't suitable for management positions because male managers won't work with a woman.

In 2001, the EEOC and the renamed Eagle Global Logistics settled the case for $9 million, with $8.5 million going to back pay and damages that were allocated to the class members, which consist of African-Americans, Hispanics, and female employees employed by Eagle at any time between December 1, 1995 and December 30, 2000, and former applicants who sought employment at Eagle during the period December 1, 1995 to December 31, 2000. In addition, Eagle paid $500,000 to establish a Leadership Development Program, a program intended by Eagle and EEOC to benefit minorities and women by preparing them for leadership roles in employment at Eagle.

At the time, Crane said that he was behind his employees, while denying any company wrong doing.

"This settlement represents our real commitment to our employees, and, specifically, our ongoing commitment to a productive work environment free of discrimination,” said Crane in a statement. “Eagle does not and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in the workplace on the basis of race, age, national origin, gender, nor does Eagle tolerate retaliation against those who might complain of discrimination. While we continue to deny the EEOC's allegations, we feel that it is in the best interest of our Company and its future to resolve this matter at this time in a productive, forward-looking manner. In this regard, and in an effort to provide educational and development opportunities to qualified current and prospective female and minority employees, Eagle has proposed as a part of this resolution with the EEOC, the creation of a Leadership Development Program. Through this Program, we hope to increase the pool of qualified individuals within Eagle for potential advancement at the Company. We also hope to provide meaningful work experience for female and minority students in high school and college in an effort to encourage them to pursue careers with Eagle or other employers in the transportation industry."

That was then. Eagle is not the Houston Astros (or for that matter the Chicago Cubs or Texas Rangers). But, when added to Crane’s backing out of the 2008 deal for the Astros, it could potentially raise questions regarding his character.

This isn’t to suggest that Jim Crane is the modern-day Marge Schott. What it does suggest that when you couple the EEOC report, along with some other prior history, and backing out of the 2008 sale, baseball (and fans of the Astros) may have questions about how a Jim Crane owned Houston Astros might function. That may, or may not be, the reason for the delay. But, it is a matter that could be in play. With MLB juggling other concerns with ownership (Dodgers and Mets, while recently dealing with the Rangers), every aspect of a potential owner is going to be under the microscope.


Donate
Click to donate
to Autism Speaks

 

SPECIAL BUSINESS OF SPORTS NETWORK REPORTS:


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?