Friday, February 11, 2011

You can take two off the potential buyers list : Seinfeld, Bloomberg


As many bloggers reported that Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Bloomberg may have interest in buying the Mets, those tales can be laid to rest.

According to the CBS Sports Desk,  NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was quoted as saying,

“I don’t think I should own a baseball team,” Bloomberg told reporters on Thursday. “I have tickets to the Mets and Yankees for my daughters to go and I enjoy baseball and a beer and a box of popcorn there, but you can rest assured that I’m not going to buy a baseball team or have an interest in it.”


“I can just tell you that the Wilpons have been a very generous family,” said the Mayor. “They’ve supported an awful lot of things in New York City and you know, they’re really nice people and very generous.”

Bloomburg would not comment on profits or anything Madoff/Wilpon related in the lawsuit. But he did say,
 
He knew Madoff more than 30 years ago.

“I didn’t know that Bernie Madoff was in the money management business,” he said. “I knew him actually back in the ’70s when the SEC had him, and a guy from Goldman Sachs and me from Solomon Brothers working on market regulation.”

Seinfeld told Mike Sielski of the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that he’ll take a pass on owning a piece of his favorite team.

“Bloomberg and Seinfeld told WSJ on Friday they had no interest in buying Mets,” Sielski tweeted.

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