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-- -- As if they're notorious troubles on the field were bad enough now bankruptcy how did it come -- -- joining us now on the phone from Saint Louis is.
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Our Chicago baseball now Jay thank you for -- joining us first of all I got asked most Americans don't know the cubs at least as well as you do how -- one of the most popular franchises.
In baseball be close to bankruptcy.
But because Sam Zell bought into the newspaper business.
Years ago and he got a couple on what the minute you're seeing the newspaper business topple our eyes in the and the man is is Smart enough to realize that.
Yet the envelope -- but he's unloading the cubs which truly are -- upcoming IP eight billion dollar franchise.
He's trying to unload them for 900 million but now he's getting two groups against each other what a lot of but operatives in -- yet.
Bowl fiasco and and so it -- procedural more than anything this is the way involved creditors -- so -- -- not having.
Any of that that -- -- it it became a lot -- which he the -- -- -- the Tribune Co.
that is the content but that it.
It will any cup banner any American to hear that a prominent sports franchise would declare bankruptcy and -- just something that.
Sam should try to avoid it simply on -- period street.
Well particularly one that Ali and correct me if I'm wrong I used to live in Chicago are lived in Evanston I came down to Chicago for the coming games.
And they were always sold out I could never get a ticket.
While in the end it's still cast doubt very much has talent and you know it got there all weekend and -- you couldn't by the -- there's golfers everywhere that it.
It truly is a -- by -- by -- but.
You know right now that bell is -- you -- you know.
In the -- you know thirteen billion dollars that he could become result becomes her about a billion I mean look where -- -- going.
And and I -- a ball to any number prestigious newspaper.
I told a television station is radio station that.
It's just very strange to watch this happen and I got what it is so bad -- so -- -- -- -- -- Dan I got to ask you a Mark Cuban has shown some interest in the -- -- any chance he may come in as this overnight and sweep mop.
No I don't think there's any wind out Major League Baseball doesn't want -- -- he is -- why don't they want him.
Well I mean in Major League Baseball.
-- to choose its owners.
With the when the Boston Red Sox last big -- spill that occurred they didn't even go from -- the high price at which came in from the Dolan -- on the cable it's kind of like for those who don't know it's kind of like a co -- board that's very picky about who they -- to come in right that's right friends you know you've heard of friends of bill in the Clinton administration friends a bunch of course.
In Major League Baseball so.
Today and do you think there's any chance -- Cuban would be allowed -- Bet that is correct -- -- particularly need the power brokers in baseball they don't want to keep in mind that.
But there won't be outbound White Sox.
Stranglehold on the on Chicago like -- by just one bit.
Couples over Sox spent in that city and we're going to be right there once somebody like you've been there Willie young people.
It -- band's early in right there what they're not what other major conflict of interest but.
Got but does protect his guys.
And there's no chance of Cuba and I think probably couldn't come up with more money you can either at least two -- yeah Giuliani shown very little interest in Mark -- but -- very.
It's amazing though he's got such deep pockets -- marry -- thank you very much.
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