The Joliet Jackhammers, of the Northern League, extended an offer to Rush Limbaugh to invest in the team: http://jackhammerbaseball.com/news/index.html?article_id=2050
Other known figures such as Bill Maher, James Carville, Bill O’Reilly, Don Imus, John Stewart, Mike Huckabee were extended opportunities as well. Earlier this year the Jackhammers offered former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, a rookie contract: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/12/politics/main4796081.shtml
Two polarizing figures, one from each side of the political spectrum, have been offered an opportunity to become involved with professional baseball. That is as true a sign that an organization that is “independent” if there ever was one!
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