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    Cuban applies to purchase Cubs


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I wonder who he will sue when the Cubs lose in the playoffs...oh...I guess that would actually require making it to postseason play...never mind...


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Isn't Cuban a Pirates fan? He's got the cash and would bring some excitment, but I would rather have one of the Chicago based consortiums win the bidding.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Cuban is a brilliant business man and has done well with the Mavs. The guy is odd, but you can't knock his production.

    I'm not a baseball fan but if I were and rooted for the Cubs - I'd be pulling for Cuban.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    No way, this is the best thing ever for the cubbies. Maybe he can bring in a sense of winning there instead of being the loveable losers that fold every august.


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Here's a column from today's Trib

    Chicago Tribune news | Registration



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    It was stated long ago that Cuban was interested, and that MLB doesn't want him as an owner. I would love to have him, but I don't see it happening.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    As a Cub fan, I'd rather there be no Cubs than this guy even touching the team. Without a doubt, he's the most annoying personality in sports and there are plenty of successful business exec's without emotional complexes for the Cubs to have to deal with his daily antics.

    That said, he's not going to win the bidding war anyway...



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    As a Cubs fan I'd love to have Cuban buy the team. I would bet you he'd bring a World Series Championship to that team. Although I think his chances are slim because Selig and the MLB owners probably don't like him and will try and block a deal if he were to be the front runner.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I wonder who he will sue when the Cubs lose in the playoffs...oh...I guess that would actually require making it to postseason play...never mind...
    DUH.....Steve Bartman!!!


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    DUH.....Steve Bartman!!!
    Please, I wish you guys would leave the guy alone now. He only did what the 10 other guys around him did, and what any of us would have done, and gone for a foul ball that was out of play (even though what's his name did have a shot at it). Like I said, there are 10 other guys that went after it, but then again, it's easy to pin a total collapse on one person, especially when it's someone that looks like he does, isn't it?


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    The whole Selig-Cuban issue is really a non-issue. That's the media conjuring up a story. The real story is this:

    Monetarily, the Cubs are one of the most valuable sports franchises. They play in arguably the biggest sports town in the nation. They sell ridiculous amounts of merchandise, practically sellout every home game, and increase the road spectatorship better than anybody except the red sox and perhaps the yankees. Can't even imagine the increases in all those categories should the team be pushing the brewers late. The Tribune Co. will take the highest offer and with all the hype this is getting somebody will even overbid. Cuban won't be that guy. I saw a list of net-worth among bidders (I think it was a Trib story a ways back) that had him at the bottom or near the bottom. He, for all his assets, doesn't belong in this Clydesdale race. Just another non-story that the media will squeeze the life out of until this thing resolves.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Cuban would be willing to spend which would be good for the Cubbies. However I'm not interested in having an owner sit behind home plate and yell at the umps about balls and strikes.



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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Cuban would be willing to spend which would be good for the Cubbies.
    Yep, we know how well that's worked for the Yankees over the last 7 years...


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    Re: Cuban applies to purchase Cubs

    He just wants to win so he can change to pronouncation of Cubs to "cubes".

    Go Cubes!!!



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