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'Regular genius' to be next union chief

Likable, respected Weiner in line to succeed Fehr as head of MLB Players Association

Originally Published: June 22, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Michael Weiner, the man in line to succeed Donald Fehr as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, has a fondness for Bruce Springsteen. He's an avid reader, a devoted family man and a former Little League coach. And, like Ted Williams and Bobby Knight, he doesn't have much use for neckties.

If it were possible to go through life in jeans, flannel shirts and Chuck Taylor sneakers, Weiner wouldn't have much reason to complain.

Will his new, heightened profile ...

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