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Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:28 pm
Mark CubanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Every time a sports franchise comes up for sale, its fans want Mark Cuban to buy it.

The Dallas Mavericks owner has already tried to buy the Cubs and Rangers, and now Dodger fans are hoping Cuban bails out their troubled franchise, starting a website:

The website is little more than fans begging Cuban to buy the Dodgers. When asked about the site by Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers on Monday, Cuban said, "Just make up something that you want me to say," Cuban said, "and then put my name to it."

Simers did just that -- writing exactly what Dodger fans would like to hear Cuban say, that he'd spend more money than anyone, assemble a winning team, lower the price to games and he'd boo Jonathan Broxton.

Of course, if this whole mess with the Dodgers and Mets has taught us nothing, it's that Bud Selig plays favorites and only wants his folks in charge of baseball teams -- that's why McCourt is out and the Wilpons are still in. It's little secret which side of Bud's naughty and nice list Cuban falls, but what would fans be without unrealistic expectations?

Dream on Dodger fans, but Bud doesn't like mavericks -- or their owner.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:24 pm

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

You understand nice hand in. Could i work with this in this little online site?

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 9:16 am

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

Outstanding parallel drawn, tolten.  Ted Turner was exactly what Mark Cuban is today 30 years later.  Nobody questions his devotion to putting a winning product on the field nor his desire to spend money to make it happen.  The decisions he might make in going about that process are questionable, but you can't doubt he wants to win and is willing to spend the Benjamins to make it happen.  That's just about all you can ask for from an owner.  The only thing Cuban would need to learn to do in baseball is stay out of the player personnel decision-making process.  Otherwise, you just end up with another Peter Angelos.  Trust me, Dodger fans, that's the last thing you want running your club.

Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:45 am

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

As a Dodger fan i would love to see mark cuban buy the team, the mavericks may not h ave won a title since he bought the team but they were in the finals once and have  been competitive almost every year. I believe he would spend money and do what it takes to bring a championship to the Dodgers. I dont think it will hapen but like you said we can dream.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:45 pm

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

I for one do not want Cuban to own the Dodgers.  Cuban may be "fun" wearing his t-shirts and yelling at officials and costantly getting fined by the NBA for various rules violations but I want an owner that will win many championships have the Mavericks won under Cuban?  Enough said.

Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:47 pm

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

Mark Cuban would be great for baseball. His enthusiasm and willingness to compete is refreshing and fans love him. An owner in a T-shirt screaming at umpires?  The last time I saw that was with Ted Turner.  The Braves were fun when Turner was in charge. Cuban is made of the same cut of cloth. It would be FUN!   As for selig not approving of Cuban as an owner---  bud selig is a jerk, a fraud and a very evil person. After this life, selig, along with donald fehr, will live very near the neighborhood reserved for hitler and stalin. 

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:22 pm

Dodger fans dream of Cuban ownership

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