Cuban Has His Eye On the Cubs

Billionaire Mavs owner says storied club is an opportunity he can't let 'slip by'
By John Barley,  Newser User
Posted Oct 9, 2007 6:48 AM CDT
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban laughs while watching the baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas., Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/LM Otero)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – When the Tribune Company looks to sell the Chicago Cubs this off-season, rowdy Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants a seat at the table. Known for referee bashing and sideline antics while cheering on his NBA team, the billionaire yesterday reiterated his desire to own one of the crown jewels of professional sports in an interview with a Chicago DJ.

"When a team that's so iconic and such an amazing team like the Cubbies come up, it's an opportunity I couldn't let slip by," he said. Although he hasn’t made the final decision to bid for the team, Cuban has already picked out game-day seats for himself and his buddies. “We’ll be out in the right-field bleachers—that’s the best place to watch a game,' he said.