NY Daily News - All of the groups approved by Major League Baseball to bid on a stake in the Mets that have been publicly idenfitied have deep pockets and business acumen. But only one – the group of bidders that includes “Entourage” executive producer Doug Ellin – has star power. If the group can reach a deal with the Wilpon family to buy a minority share in the beleaguered ballclub, sources told the Daily News, Ellin will enlist actors Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Ed Burns to bring their star power to Citi Field.”I’m a giant sports fan and to be involved in a professional sports franchise would be a dream come true,” said Connolly, who plays Eric (E) Murphy on “Entourage.” “Growing up on Long Island, I was a giant Mets fan, so that makes it even more of a dream come true.” Ellin’s group also includes Steven Starker, a co-founder of BTIG, a global trading firm; Kenny Dichter, a co-founder of airline Marquis Jets; and Randy Frankel, a minority owner of the Tampa Bay Rays who helped turn a hapless franchise into a competitive team. Connolly said the principals are all “genius marketers” who would help revive the Mets, who have struggled in recent years with on-field losses and off-field scandals.
I had a post ready to go that said “First Place!” with a screenshot of the Phillies losing. But then they hung a 3 spot in the bottom of the 9th and won. Sounds about right.
Then I get an email with this link. Fuckin E and Drama and Turtle are gonna buy the Mets. Awesome. Maybe that whore Sasha Gray can be the GM too. Seems like a great plan.
Ah, fuck it. What do I know? If there is anybody on this planet who knows how to take mediocre talent and turn it into a successful product, its the fucking guys from Entourage