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

$386 million.