Sports

Cuban and the Cubs: One Step Closer

At the bottom of this bad-news story concerning cutbacks, on staff and actual news, at Tribune Company-owned newspapers, among them The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune , it also mentions the Trib's impending sale of the Chicago Cubs. It notes that the books will be sent to prospective owners "in the next week," which means Mark Cuban, who's among the those in the hunt, can expect his, well, sometime in the next week. Cuban, on a Chicago sports-talk radio station today, reiterated his interest in purchasing the Cubbies and Wrigley Field. Because once he gets a look at the books, "Then I'll get to work. All the accountants will start doing their things. Hopefully I'll be in the mix. I think I have a shot." And then he explains why, at great length. --Robert Wilonsky

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robert Wilonsky
Contact: Robert Wilonsky