Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t Want To Buy The Mets

bloomberg mets Mayor Bloomberg Doesnt Want To Buy The Mets

Mayor Bloomberg watching the Mets at Shea Stadium in 2006. (Photo: Getty)

At a press conference this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about Councilman Jimmy Oddo’s suggestion he buy the cash-strapped New York Mets. Mayor Bloomberg laughed off the idea.

“With Jimmy Oddo’s money?” he asked.

Mayor Bloomberg went on to say he has no interest in purchasing the Mets–or any other team for that matter because of the vicious nature of the sports media.

“Look the Mets are fun and I like going, I think Citi Field turned out fine. Why anybody wants to own a sports team, I can’t figure out. If you think the business press is tough, and then you get to the political press, the sports press that’s just really,” Mayor Bloomberg trailed off and let the audience fill in the blanks.

Money troubles sparked by dealings between the Wilpons, the family which owns the Mets, and financial fraudster Bernie Madoff have left the team struggling on the field and searching for willing investors. Mayor Bloomberg wished the Wilpons luck with their financial woes, but he said he’d rather enjoy the game from the stands than involve himself in the backoffice.

“I like the Wilpons, they are nice people, I’ve known the family for a while. I wish them–hopefully they work themselves out of their fiscal problems,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “I like to go and I like to have a beer, and some popcorn and enjoy.”

Comments

  1. Bonnie The Nanny says:

    Hey Mike…what you “earn” in interest in just one day. Literally, just one day, is more than enough money to buy the Mets. 

    But, like most billionaires, you can be exceedingly cheap and greedy when it comes down to it. Sorry to see this attitude on your part. For most of us, this would be like buying the Mets for 20 cents. 

    1. Anonymous says:

      Really? Bloomberg makes 850 million dollars in interest a day? Wowza!

    2. rutt says:

      So if you had the money, would you be charitable enough to buy the team…Baseball is a business, not a charity case to help us glory depleted mets fans

    3. Jcnjcfn says:

      you sound like a nanny.

  2. Harley Alderson says:

    i am bloombergs  bastard son ill be happy if he buys the mets for me to make up for the years of him denying me lol