Braves fans often gripe about the ball club’s relatively modest payroll, asking why team owner Liberty Media can’t lay out the green for more talent.
Liberty’s president and CEO Gregory Maffei has found a way to spend some of his own cash away from field, however.
He’s giving it to political candidates. One report states that the Braves boss is actually the top political donor among sports franchise owners.
According to a story from WNYC, “The most generous single owner was Gregory Maffei of the Atlanta Braves, who dished $157,500 to Mitt Romney, American Crossroads, Restore Our Future, and the National Republican Congressional Committee.”
The report examined how all the owners of teams in the four major U.S. sports leagues contributed to President Barack Obama, the Republican presidential candidates, Democratic and Republican national committees, U.S. House and Senate campaign committees, and affiliated super PACs in the current election cycle.
The findings: “Owners of teams