11 People Who Won’t Own the Mets
With the Wilpons in hot water over this Ponzi scheme litigation, and looking to sell off a “portion” of the team, several suitors have either come forward or been suggested as possible future owners of the Mets.
Let’s take a quick look at some people who won’t be buying in.
1. Mike Bloomberg
Being owner of the Mets would make it kind of inappropriate and uncomfortable to attend Yankees games.
2. Carlos Slim Helu
The billionaire from Mexico is too disgraced and offended by the presence of fellow countryman Oliver Perez.
3. George Steinbrenner
First off, he’s dead. Second, Bud Selig would never allow Steinbrenner to buy the Mets with the sole intention of moving them to International League.
4. Charley O. Finley
He’s dead too, but more importantly, between the animal rights activists and the New York City Board of Health, there’s no way a donkey would be allowed set hoof in Citi Field.
5. Donald Trump
Bud Selig would never let him into his private “boys club”, for fear that Trump would find a way to fire him.
6. Bernie Madoff
As Bernardo Provenzano can tell you, it’s not impossible to run a business from behind bars. Unfortunately, Bernie was going to use the money he “made” via his Ponzi scheme to fund the purchase. Ironic!
7. Sir Richard Branson
MLB would never allow him to rename the team to “New York Virgins”.
8. Lorne Michaels
SNL is already inundated with enough bad jokes.
9. Jerry Seinfeld
Because the Mets are just not funny … they’re sad.
10. Lenny Dykstra
He would’ve been a frontrunner three years ago. Unfortunately, his financial empire was about as solid as Madoff’s funds.
11. Warren Buffet
Buffet got where he is today by investing in solid, well-run businesses that show the potential to profit and succeed in the future. Need I say more?
Coming soon: people who COULD own the Mets!