Source: Mike Foss / USA Today
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went on the Tonight Show and systematically eviscerated Bud Selig and Major League Baseball as Jay Leno and Robin Williams helplessly watched. Leno prompted Cuban’s rant by first asking his thoughts on Alex Rodriguez’s suspension.
Horrible. I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do. It’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended, he does …
It’s basically become Bud Selig’s “mafia.” He runs it the way he wants to run it. When I was trying to buy the Rangers, it was an open auction. And I sat in there with my good hard-earned money trying to bid and they did everything possible to keep me from buying the team. They had lawyers in their trying to change the rules, they had people trying to put up more money. it was horrible!
Cuban tried to buy the Chicago Cubs in 2009 with a bid of $1.3 billion, however was not selected to compete in the final bidding for the team. In 2010, Cuban pulled out of the bidding for the Texas Rangers after his offer of $600 million was passed over in favor of a $593 million bid from a group led by Nolan Ryan which included $385 million in cash.
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