ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- St. Paul Saints owner Mike Veeck, already
part of an ownership group that wants to buy the Minnesota Twins, will
meet with team officials to see if he can strike a deal on his own.
Veeck said he wants to know if he can buy a share of the team or all
of it. He was to meet with Twins financial advisor Bob Starkey on Wednesday.
Twins owner Carl Pohlad has been negotiating a sale of the team to North
Carolina businessman Don Beaver for months, but prospects for that deal
suffered last week when two counties in North Carolina rejected a tax for
a new stadium.
He is part of a group led by Minneapolis attorney Clark Griffith that
has offered $86 million for the Twins.
"I'm still certainly part of the group,"' Veeck said. "But
I would like to demonstrate that I have interest on my own."
Veeck said two investors if he makes his own bid may be actor Bill Murray,
one of his partners in the Saints, and Veeck's cousin Fred Krehbiel, a
businessman. He declined to name other investors.