Monday, May 16, 2011

John Allen to assist MLB in Dodgers operations

Former Reds CEO John Allen, one of the true good guys in baseball whose vision helped produce Redsfest and laid the foundation for a successful Reds franchise, is back in baseball.

Tom Schieffer, who was appointed to monitor the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers franchise by commissioner Bud Selig, has selected Allen to assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the club.

Allen was involved in all aspects of the development and construction of Great American Ball Park prior to its 2003 opening. Before joining the Reds, he worked for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers as director of business operations.

“As a longtime baseball executive John provides a wealth of acumen that will be very beneficial as we continue forward in this process to help the Dodgers,” said Scheiffer.

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