A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Here We Go Again Another MLB Franchise Is Up For White Grabs
HERE WE GO AGAIN
ANOTHER MLB FRANCHISE IS UP FOR WHITE GRABS IMAGINE THIS NEW CUBS LOGO
This story is getting Boring
Very BORING it is
so so so repetitive
A Major League Baseball
Franchise becomes available
and lots of Rich White Guys
line up to try and buy it while
NO African Americans do
here come the Chicago Cubs
on the Block just Monday and
Rich White Guys are lining up
and NO African Americans
The Chicago Cubs are up for sale as a by product of a bidding war that had nothing at all to do with them. Groups of investors were vying to but the Tribune Company which owns the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun among other media properties including 25 broadcast outlets.. It turns out the Cubs are just a minor part of this media empire that the new owner Zillionaire Sam Zell wants to unload at the end of this season to recoup some of the reported $11 Billion he is shelling out for the Whole Deal.
Depending on who you speak to the Chicago Cubs will fetch between $450 Million and $700 Million with legendary Wrigley Field thrown in. The fact that the Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series in almost 100 years will not deter anyone. From trying to make this Baseball Deal.
Heading the list of suitors is the famous or infamous take your choice Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks ownership fame, Phoenix sports executive Jerry Colangelo and just for laughs funny man Bill Murray. Be assured these 3 are just the tip of this Iceberg. Talking ICEBERGS make sense here because ALL these bidders no matter how long the list is will be White.
Yes yes yes
Most of them will add one or another African Americans as so called “minority partners” to spice up their bids and look good in front of the cameras. The usual suspects in this category include the likes of Colin Powell and Clinton buddy Super Negro Vernon Jordan. Minority – meaning have a very small stake – partners are the Biggest Joke in Baseball. They have absolutely nothing to do with the team, its decision making or management. Nothing.
Just as with the last sale the Washington Nationals last year Bud Selig will spin his usual BS as being very interested in the possibility of African American ownership while working to insure that would never happen.
Expect the same here when some reporter asks him “Commissioner how about a Black owner for the Cubs.” ……. Bud Selig will reply ” Son I’m glad you asked me that question. Nothing would make me happier than for Major League Baseball to finally have a Black owner. That is one of my dreams.”
Then Bud will add ….
” Of course all the bidders will be judged on their merits and which potential owner is best qualified to own this storied franchise. We need the kind of individual with the type of success that will bring credit to this team and to Baseball so I say if you know any African Americans who fall into that category please ask them to call me. I’d be delighted to speak with them.”
” You must be kidding. Do you really expect myself or the 29 other White Owners to actually allow some Black guy to try and buy one of these valuables franchises. Do you really know any Blacks with the kind of money all these white guys who are interested have. You could say for African Americans, owning an MLB franchise is out of their League. Get it. Next question.”
Now allow the Box to bring its Two Usual Suspects into the equation who Baseball could NOT turn down IF they said they were heading a Black group to buy the Cubs. Good there they are together. Chicagoean Oprah Winfray and her buddy Tiger Woods. For all practical purposes 2 Billionaires that fall right in the same category of the White Boys who want to buy the Cubs.
As we have noted every other time an MLB, NFL or NBA franchise comes up for sale all these TWO would have to do is show the slightest interest and the P.Diddys, and Denzel Washingtons, and Beyonces, and the Spike Lees, and the Queen Latifahs of the Black World would come running with their wallets opened to be included in the Deal. BEGGING to be included.
And Bud Selig could not say NO
as much as he would be
Desperate to do that
but as we all know
Oprah DESPISES Sports
and Tiger would NOT
be caught DEAD doing a
deal with African Americans
for FEAR he’d be labeled one
so everyone will stay down
on the Plantation while
Some Rich White Boys
buy the Chicago Cubs
this story is getting
very very Boring
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THE USUAL SUSPECTS