While Mark Cuban seems to be the doing a great job at courting the Chicago Cubs, it would be foolish not to continue building assets to support the potential acquisition of the Chicago Cubs by Cuban. With that, I have drafted the following letter to Senator George Mitchell and will be mailing it today. Perhaps you would be so inclined to do the same. George has always been a great asset to baseball and perhaps can help ensure that Cuban receives a fair shake at ownership of the Cubs.
August 8, 2008
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1104
500 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
I am writing to you concerning the sale of the Chicago Cubs. As I am sure you are aware, Mark Cuban is the front-runner in the bidding race and likely to be chosen by Sam Zell as his choice to be the next owner of the Cubs. Chicago wants Mark Cuban, but Bud Selig (and some owners) is likely to lobby to make sure Cuban never gets approved. This would be understandable if Cuban was not a proven leader and bad for the MLB, but in fact, he is a proven leader and good for the MLB.
I am asking for you to keep an eye on the process as we get closer to the acquisition. Personal matters should not be involved in business decisions, especially when the public wants to see Mark Cuban as the next owner of the Chicago Cubs.
Recently, John Henry of the Red Sox and NBA Commissioner David Stern both endorsed Mark Cuban, two high-caliber endorsements that need to be heavily weighed in the upcoming owner vote.
In conclusion, I thank you for your time in reading this letter, and hope all is well with you.
Still a Baseball Fan, For Now…