Bill Maher buys minority stake in New York Mets

bill-maher-2011-getty.jpgIf the New York Mets ever have trouble offering a quality product on the field, at least they have someone in the ranks who can keep the crowd entertained. Comedian Bill Maher has revealed that he's purchased part of the professional baseball franchise.

"I think it's a great investment," Maher tells the New York Times. "I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I've seen some of the ways money can disappear in recent years."

Maher, who is from New Jersey, did not disclose what percentage of the team he purchased. Limited partnership stakes in the Mets were reportedly being sold for $20 million, although Maher may have been a part of an investment group.

The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" took no time in assuming his purchase is contributing to the team's good fortunes. In addition to being tied for the National League East lead, pitcher Johan Santana threw a no hitter for the team on June 1, the first in Mets' history.

"Let's be honest," he says. "There was no no-hitter for 50 years. I buy in and come to town. Draw your own conclusions." 

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