Apparently, Mark Cuban wasn’t too satisfied with the amount of publicity received from the “Dwight Howard Mavericks Pitch Video.”
Thursday night, he joined “The Tonight Show” on NBC with Jay Leno and in typical Mark Cuban fashion, he felt compelled to sound off on baseball’s decision to suspend Yankees Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez for a 214 games.
Leno: This A-Rod suspension. Fair? Unfair?
Cuban: Horrible. No, I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended, he does. But they have policies in place. First time offenders… 50 games, second time 100. 214 games? That’s personal…
It’s basically become Bud Selig’s “mafia.” He runs it the way he wants to run it… When I was trying to buy the Rangers, it was an open auction. And I sat in there with my good hard-earned money trying to bid and they did everything possible to keep me from buying the team. They had lawyers in their trying to change the rules, they had people trying to put up more money… it was horrible!
Pretty strong comments, but what else would you expect from Cuban? It’s easy to understand his bitterness towards Selig and the rest of the brotherhood of owners who felt compelled to keep him out of the game. Then again, it’s hard to blame Bud for not wanting Cuban as one of the 30 owners. Think the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce in L.A was a distraction? Wait until Cuban goes on a tweeting rampage about Bud’s choice to make the All-Star Game count for home-field advantage for a World Series!
I’ll give credit to Cuban in this regard… at least he admitted during the interview that he’s basically all but killed his chances to own a team at this point.