DuPuy said financing packages, government approval, timing, zoning and traffic patterns were the issues keeping baseball from moving the Expos to the D.C. area, not Angelos.
"The main obstacle is sorting out the complexities of the various offers," DuPuy told the newspaper. "This has nothing to do with an owner or a group of owners making the decision for the committee. It has to do with getting it right."
Still, Selig insists a decision will be reached soon. "This summer, sometime," he said.
While some speculate that the process will stall long enough for the owners to reintroduce the possibility of contracting the Expos, Selig said, "At the moment, I don't see contraction on the table.
"We've worked on our economic problems. We've taken contraction off the table. So I think we have to find a new location [for the Expos,] period."
In the end, the owners will make a decision, and Selig will put his face at the podium for the announcement. Because one thing is clear: In Bud they trust.
Kenesaw M. Landis 1921-1944
Happy Chandler 1945-1951
Ford C. Frick 1951-1965
William D. Eckert 1965-1968
Bowie Kuhn 1969-1984
Peter Ueberroth 1984-1988
A. Bartlett Giamatti 1988-1989
Fay Vincent 1989-1992
Bud Selig 1992-present*
*-Selig served a dual role as president of the Milwaukee Brewers and chairman of the Major League Executive Council until his appointment as commissioner in 1998.