This always seems to happen whenever a major pro sports team is on the verge of being sold. Rabid fan starts site asking other rabid fans to pledge money to eventually buy team. Needless to say, there better be a lot of rabid fans out there if the minimum asking price for the team - like the Cubs - is $600 million.
But hey, might as well give it a shot, right? Some loyal Cubs fans started Let's Buy the Cubbies back at the end of June. Basically, it asks people to pledge how many shares they'd buy in the Cubs at $200 a share. They don't have to pay now, just when the magical number of $600 million is hit so they can bargain with MLB.
So, they almost there yet? Uh, not even close. So far total pledges are under $400,000 which means the Cubs will probably be going to either Mark Cuban or some greedy conglomerate. But the fans are still hilariously hopeful.
My favorite comment on the site: "We're so close! Keep fighting"
If by close you mean $599.6 million away.