Selig Inquires About Mark Cuban, Potential Cubs Owner

mark murrellCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2008

As most everyone is aware, the MLB is most likely instilling a new instant replay rule; like the games weren’t long enough, but in the end it is probably a good idea.

Let’s get to more important things, shall we? It appears that Bud Selig has recently spoken with David Stern about that brash Cuban fellow who is front-runner in the bid to be the Chicago Cubs. This is great news for fans wishing to have Cuban as the next owner of the Cubs. The fact that Selig actually reached out to learn more about Cuban as an owner means that he feels Cuban will win the bidding war. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation.

Here is an idea; what if the MLB had to disclose records of conversations that are directed related to league operations, whether official or not? Perhaps this would be the recording;

Bud: What’s Dave, how’s it hanging?
Dave: Low and to the left, Bud. You?

Bud: Ditto, this instant replay thing has been really infringing on my fishing time.
Dave: Ha! I hear that.

Bud: How about them Celtics? Man, a Celtics Lakers final, the timing was perfect for you.
Dave: You’re telling me, I thought I was getting close to getting booted!

Both men chuckle.

Bud: I need a World Series like that, maybe Cubs/Sox…
Dave: Yup, there is nothing like a good championship to wash away all the bad shit.

Bud: Speaking of the Cubs, what about Cuban? Give it to me straight.
Dave: I’m not going to lie, he is a cocky bastard, but smart as well. He is a thorn in my side, but when it comes down to it, he is one of our most passionate owners and brings a lot to league.

Bud remains still in contemplation, snaps out of it.

Bud: Hmmm…I don’t know if I want this guy in the league, but all the media hype around him is going to make it impossible for me to block this thing. I swear the guy is a media whore. Then you got these websites out there like; shit, they have tee shirts and Cuban and the Cubs girls; they are smoking hot!
Dave: laughs, turns red: Yea, they are hot aren’t they? I saw Cuban and the Cubs Facebook group too; damn internet, worst thing in the world for sports.

They both snicker.

Bud: Let’s go to ESPN Zone and get some free beer and burgers, what do you say?
Dave: Done!
Bud: Oh yea, I should call Jerry, his panties get in a wad if I don't call him every 30 mins.