How about a owners group led by Mark Cuban, Bill Murray and Steve Stone? Stone has mentioned many times that he would love to be part of a owners group and have the chance to be a GM...That group would probably make many Chicagoans very happy.
I hope Cuban is interested. He has an open wallet and with no salary cap like his Mavs have to deal with I can see him pulling a Steinbrenner and breaking the bank on a team. It's always baffled me why the Tribune never splurged for 1 season just to try and win it all. Think of all the revenue that will be made if the Cubs do win a world series. Hell I plan to stock up on all kinds of merchandise if they do win 1 in my lifetime because I'm not sure if they will do it again after that.
I don't think Cuban would want to be a part of baseball. He definitely would be a great owner, but I think he'd want to be more hands on and involved than possible at the baseball level. Even The Boss only has so much daily input to the team...I'd like another smart, young business man in the mold of Cuban (selective in players, hands on, smart spending) who has been a part of the city of Chicago for a long time (not nec to be a Cubs fan, just a Chicago based person) so they understand the traditions, the passions, the rivalries, so the only thing that honestly changes is the business ops of the franchise and the quality of the play on the field...
Sounds like you want Abe Froman.
Maitre D': You're Abe Froman? Ferris: That's right, I'm Abe Froman. Maitre D': The Sausage King of Chicago? Ferris: [caught off-guard] ... Uh yeah, that's me.
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