Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mayor Bloomburg not interested in buying the Mets


Mayor Michael Bloomberg could afford to buy the Mets, but that's one job that he's not looking to step into after he leaves City Hall.

The mayor was asked by a reporter on Wednesday if he'd be interested in buying the team.

Bloomberg said he enjoys attending Mets games, but he can't figure out "why anybody wants to own a sports team." He said he already faces tough scrutiny from the press without owning a team.

The Mets have been in financial turmoil following three seasons of losing records at Citi Field and a lawsuit filed by the trustee seeking to recover money for victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. A trial is scheduled for next month; the trustee is seeking $386 million.
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