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Mark Cuban at Wrigley Field

By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 1, 2008 2:38PM

2008_04_sports_cuban_wrigley.jpgOn the same day he fired the guy who just might be the next Bulls head coach, Mark Cuban made an appearance at Wrigley Field.

Unlike his past visits to the ballpark where he joined the drunks in the bleachers, this time Cuban sat in the Tribune Co.'s front row seats near the dugout -- which suggests this was more of a business trip. He has publicly expressed interest in buying the Cubs, and the Cubs were supposed to have made the financial books for the Cubs available to suitors recently.

Was Cuban in town to do his due diligence on the team? Does this mean he's actually in the running, despite of factions who seem to fear his possible entry into the ranks of MLB owners? We could see Sam Zell selling to Cuban precisely because of his maverick style -- provided to dollars are close to other offers. And Cubs fans might actually have a reason to like Zell for once.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh