NYC billionaire mayor not looking to buy the Mets
As a billionaire, 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
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