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Friday, November 07, 2008

Mark Cuban Would Be Good for Major League Baseball


Because apparently Bud Selig doesn't think so.

As the linked post explains, Cuban has expressed interest in owning the Cubs. (Perhaps he'd even shorten his name to Cub as part of the deal). Cuban is a breath of fresh air, generally, and why shouldn't Major League Baseball have an owner in its midst who challenges the status quo (after all, that's particular in vogue right now) and asks some good questions about why MLB works the way it does?

Because, somehow in some way, the Lords of Baseball think that Bud Selig has all the answers, or, put differently, is enough of a stooge that they can vector onto him whatever they want and he'll follow along under the facade of leadership. But the Lords should remember that Bud works for them, not the other way around. Why shouldn't they want Mark Cuban?

Is it because they want to perpetuate the same type of thinking that a) had a World Series game start at 10:00 p.m. and b) had another one played, in part, in a torrential downpour? Is it because they want to overlook the rather pronounced enlargement of the average MLB player, which resulted not from overeating, weightlifting or additional hormones in our food but from syringes?

There have been many worse owners in Major League Baseball, including some who just can't get their teams back on track and win. So, it's okay to let Peter Angelos make a mess out of the once-proud Orioles, David Glass to wreck Kansas City, and the McClatchy family to keep the Pirates in losing fashion? That's fine, but letting Mark Cuban into the owners' club isn't?

C'mon, Bud, share your thoughts with us, just like you did after you suspended Game 5 of the World Series.

The baseball world awaits your wisdom.


Blogger Polly said...

Latest news: Mark Cuban charged with insider trading

1:04 PM  
Blogger SportsProf said...

I saw that, and, yes, the Lords of Baseball, no saints they, would probably hold up any proposed sale to Cuban on the basis of making sure he cleared himself of the charges.

3:36 PM  

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