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.”
Zell has yet to shorten the field of five potential buyers who submitted bids of about $1 billion to the Tribune Co. for the Cubs and Wrigley Field. The process has begun to drag: The Cubs were on the market at the start of the 2007 baseball season and a source told the Sun-Times that a deal before Opening Day 2009 is unlikely. (ESPN)
I hope Sam Zell sells it to Cuban just to say ‘fuck you’ to Bud and the Boys. What are these guys so afraid of?