Mark Cuban, the NBA Mavericks owner, and to date, the highest bidder for the Chicago Cubs, made comments about the organization he might someday own at a bowling fundraiser on Wednesday in Chicago. Who was throwing the event? None other than Kerry Wood. As reported by The AP:
“The Cubs have got smart, smart people here. I mean they’re winning, they’re doing great things, I’ll just stay out of the way,” Cuban said. “Believe it or not, I can stay out of the way.”
Cuban told reporters he attended the bowling event to support Wood, who is from Dallas.
“Right now I’m just a fan, supporting a great organization, and that’s why I’m here,” Cuban said.
Cuban has reportedly by $1.3 billion for the Cubs, Wrigley Field, and a 25 percent stake in ComcastSports Chicago.
There are five bidders that have been approved for the second round of bidding. They include Cuban, Thomas Ricketts, whose father Joe founded the TD Ameritrade brokerage, Michael Tokarz, chairman of MVC Capital Inc., Sports Properties Acquisitions Corp., who has Henry Aaron and Jack Kemp as public representatives, but is headed by Andrew Murstein, a New York taxi company magnate, and fueled by a $200 million shares sale this past January, and a group headed up by Hersch Klaff, a real estate investor.