Mercurial billionaire Mark Cuban has expressed in interest in buying the Chicago Cubs. Put on the block by real estate mogul Sam Zell, the Cubs will have to placate Major League Baseball and local fans to succeed. Rick Morrissey, writing in another Zell property, the Chicago Tribune, says he thinks it will be a hard sell.
Cuban made his money selling broadcast.com to Yahoo near the beginning of the dot-com frenzy. He reinvested some of his haul in the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise and has devoted a considerable amount of his energy to improving the team.