Pittsburgh Penguins billionaire co-owner Ron Burkle has shown an interest in owning a Major League Baseball club, expressing interest with Mario Lemieux in the Pittsburgh Pirates some 15 months ago.
Burkle is now a player for one of baseballs most storied franchises.
Burkle is among the suitors in the running to buy the LA Dodgers who have become a mess financially after the divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt.
It is not clear if Mario Lemieux or Chuck Greenberg who was recently ousted by the Texas Rangers, is involved with Burkle in buying the Dodgers.
Greenberg who is a close friend of Lemieux’s, has ties with Burkle and is actively looking to buy another Major League team.
According to Jon Heyman of SI, Burkle would want “full control” if he buys the club, which indicates he is not involved as a lesser “player” with another group.
Lemieux and Burkle looked into the Pirates in the past, only to be turned away by current owner Bob Nutting who has no interest in selling.