For the second straight year the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to make the post-season. While it may not bring immediate results, I think the best thing that could happen for the franchise of my youth would be if Mark Cuban were to buy the Blue Crew.
When Cuban burst onto the the professional sports scene I found him obnoxious and boorish. I was convinced that he’d never take his team all the way.
In this edition of Lucky Sevens I’d like to present seven reasons why the Dodgers need Mark Cuban to buy them.
How many NBA owners not named Mark Cuban can you name? That’s what I thought. Cuban as a brand is just as well known as his team.
There’s no denying Cuban’s in love with the limelight. Truth is, he handles it pretty well. Stints on Dancing with the Stars and Shark Tank have solidified Cuban as not only a sports figure, but as an entertainer as well.
Showtown will embrace Cuban as one of their own.
Free Chalupas at Dodger Stadium
Early in his tenure as Mav’s owner, Cuban routinely gave out Taco Bell chalupas to all ticket-holders who attended a game where they scored 100 or more.
Forget Dodger Dogs, LA’s Angelino community will go crazy over free
non-authentic Mexican cuisine.
Mark Cuban understands the business of professional sports. He’s proven that he can land key talent including future Hall-of-Famer Jason Kidd.
Just think of what he could do for LA in a year when both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are free agents!
Can Keep Talent
In order to build championship calibre teams, the Dodgers need to keep existing Dodgers’ stars Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and Clayton Kershaw.
After his 2006 NBA Finals collapse, many sports pundits thought Dirk Nowitzki needed to leave Dallas in order to have success again. Cuban managed to keep Nowitzki and both have been vindicated during the most recent NBA Finals.
Can Work with a Difficult Commissioner
After dealing with the Angel of Stern for the last eleven years working with Bud Selig should be like a walk in the park.
It’s been over 20 years since LA last won the World Series. I’m not saying it’ll happen overnight, but Mark Cuban can make it happen for the Dodgers.
You can’t argue with hardware. He got close in 2006, but in 2011 Cuban and his Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Finals.
Do you think Mark Cuban would be a good ball club owner? Who would do better? Sound off in the comments below.
- The Fabulous Life Of Mavs Owner Mark Cuban (businessinsider.com)
- Chicago Cubs: If Mark Cuban Had Bought the Cubs in 2008 (bleacherreport.com)
- Mark Cuban on buying Dodgers: “It’s a long shot” (cbsnews.com)
- Mark Cuban TV Deal Proves NBA Shark Has Legs (bleacherreport.com)