Schott Out of the Park

The Cincinnati Reds owner is suspended for alleged racial slurs

PICK YOUR BASEBALL METAPHOR: MAJOR LEAGUE baseball owners could have benched Marge Schott, called strike three, hit her with a pitch. Instead they balked, bunted, let her off easy. Charges that the Cincinnati Reds owner used such phrases as "dumb lazy nigger" and "dirty Jews" led the owners' executive council to fine her $25,000 and give her a one-year suspension starting March 1. Schott is a millionaire, so the fine is just lunch money; if she behaves herself and attends "multicultural training programs," she can return to baseball by Nov. 1 -- more of a seventh-inning stretch than a suspension. Schott...

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