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Cuban defectors?

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Chicago Sun-Times/John J. Kim

Chicago Sun-Times/John J. Kim

There is a good article about Mark Cuban, one of the billion dollar men, and the Cubs in today’s New York Times.

‘The Cubs are an amazing franchise and brand,’ Cuban wrote in an e-mail message. ‘I think the owner of any major sports franchise has two jobs: first, it’s to work hard to win a championship year after year, and second, to be the caretaker of the franchise in the community.’

Also, some input from the Sox:

But John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and a Cuban booster, wrote in an e-mail message, ‘The commissioner’s office abhors owners who speak their minds and fight for the rights of their respective franchises.’ He added that he could think ‘of no one better suited to reverse the fortunes of the Cubs for the long term’ than Cuban.

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Written by ollie

3 August 2008 at 1:10 pm

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