Mario Lemieux at the Stanley Cup parade - Bob Donaldson, Post-Gazette

Dejan reports this morning that Penguins' owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle made an offer to buy the Pirates four months ago. Bob Nutting repeated that the team is not for sale.
Honestly, I'm not sure there's a situation to describe," Mr. Nutting said last night when asked about the meeting. "I like Ron. He's an extremely competent businessman and deal-maker, and we've talked about a wide range of topics. But I think the simplest way to say this is that there never has been a substantive or formal offer for the team. The team is not for sale."
I understand why Pittsburghers would assume that if Lemieux owned the Pirates, the team would automatically begin to win.  He has done some amazing things in this city, both on...

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