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You Have A Better Chance Of Buying The Cubs Than Mark Cuban

Posted by Mike on November 7, 2008


Over the last few months there has been news that Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban could be the lead bidder to buy the Chicago Cubs. But according to ESPN, there is a 0% chance that Cuban will ever own the Cubs. Major League Baseball, specifically Bud Selig want to stay away from the often outspoken Cuban. It’s a shame, because Cuban could give baseball the kick in the ass it needs, just like he did the the Mavericks. Cuban has often been criticized and fined by the NBA’s dictator Commissioner David Stern. Which is something that the Commissioner Selig is very leery of. More from ESPN:

If Mark Cuban sidles up to fellow Cubs fans at future Wrigley Field games, apparently he’ll have to do so as a ticket buyer.

His bid to buy the team from owner Sam Zell? According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cuban won’t even make the final cut if commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball owners have their way.

“There’s no way Bud and the owners are going to let that happen,” a baseball source told the Chicago Sun-Times earlier this week. “Zero chance.”

Whether the deteriorating economy affects the final purchase price is unknown. Last summer, several bidders offering between $700 million and $900 million for all of the properties were excluded from the second round of consideration.

”We’ll be standing here at next year’s GM meetings,” the source told the Sun-Times, ”and this will still be unresolved.”


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