It must be nice to be Mark Cuban. Every where you go, people automatically speculate that you're buying the place. Example:
Mark Cuban fills in as the guest conductor singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch of a Pittsburgh Pirates/Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Friday.
That morning, the Chicago Sun-Times runs this article: "Cuban can't discount notion of 0wning Cubs"
"The Cubbies are such an institution, if they became available, it would certainly be exciting to consider,'' he said via e-mail.Wow. You send off an e-mail to Cuban, knowing he's going to be at the Cubs game, ask him if he's interested in buying the Cubs, he gives you the expected "maybe" response, suddenly that becomes the headline.
The only problem is... Mark Cuban is a Pirates fan. And Pittsburgh wants a piece of this speculation. So, the next day, probably after hearing that "Mark Cuban is buying the Cubs", the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette runs an article, knowing Cuban is going to be in Pittsburgh on Monday. The article: "Cuban interested if Pirates for sale"
"If they ever decided to sell, I'd definitely be interested in taking a look," Cuban said. "But I'm certainly not the type to be proactive about it because that's not fair to Kevin [McClatchy, Pirates owner].What I found most interesting about this article, though, was that Cuban actually referenced the bullshit speculation article that was written the day before, and they went ahead and used the quote in their bullshit speculation article.