The online version of Radar Magazine reports that billionaire Mark Cuban, whose Lloyd Christmas hair belies the fact that he is living most men’s fantasies, is going absolutely bonkers trying to buy the Cubs off the Tribune Company. Cuban is throwing around money like he’s Jim Hendry hooked up to an EKG machine on a Krispy Kreme high.
The face of a savior? Possibly the face of a serial killer? Time will tell.
The free-spending, wild-eyed, short-tempered Cuban could be a pleasant change of pace for Cubs fans used to the traditionally stingy ownership of the Cubs by the Tribune Company.
If Cuban ends up buying the Cubs, they might want to consider hiring Joe Mikulik as a bench coach.
The perfect storm caused by bringing together Lou Piniella, Cuban, and Mikulik could make for some interesting moments on the North Side.