Video: Mark Cuban dishes on A-Rod, calls Selig ‘baseball’s Mafia’

Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Always one to speak his mind, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was brought onto the set of Jay Leno’s late show to jibber-jabber about a number of subjects.

When Leno asked him about his experience trying to deal with Major League Baseball our ears perked up. Cuban had once tried to buy the Texas Rangers, but all signals point towards the fact that the league and its leader, commissioner Bud Selig, were trying to go in a very different direction.

As Cuban explains, the billionaire was feeling the exact same way. When Selig levied the 200-plus game ban on Alex Rodgriguez for steroid use, Cuban called it a personal vendetta, not a fair punishment based on the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“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!”

Listen to Cuban’s interview for yourself in the video below. Do you think he has a valid point?

[H/T: NBC Sports, via The Honest Brew]