View Full Version : Cuban interested in Pirates

11-09-2005, 12:58 PM
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is interested in buying his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/pirates), but the ownership told him the team isn't for sale despite its ongoing streak of 13 consecutive losing seasons.

In an e-mail response to The Associated Press, Cuban said Monday he looked into buying the team recently but, "they told me they have no interest in selling."

Cuban's interest in the team he grew up rooting for is well known, but this is the first time he has acknowledged wanting to buy the Pirates. Previously, he said he would look into acquiring a stake only if the Pirates were put up for sale or if acquiring a lesser share of the team would help keep it in Pittsburgh.


11-09-2005, 08:11 PM
It would be great for a guy like Cuban to buy a small market MLB team. You know he knows how to run a team and make them exciting. Ofcourse why should the Pitt owners sell? They got a new stadium recently and can field a trash low budget team and still make money, why sell? Too bad for Pitt fans, the ownership there is terrible.

11-09-2005, 09:15 PM
I think I heard Cuban was already told NO buy the Pirates owners.

Could be a ploy to get more money, but I think the ship has sailed on this story.