The 1-800-Flowers Founder Bought a Stake in the Mets

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New York, UNITED STATES: Former French Culture Minister Jack Lang stands with "Mr. Met", the mascot of the New York Mets baseball team, 20 June 2007 before the start of a game at Shea Stadium in New York. Lang was attending the launch of "Make Music New York", part of the the worldwide Fete de la Musique, established by Lang in 1982. Fete de la Musique takes place on 21 June, the summer solstice.   AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: STAN HONDA/2007 AFP

Jim McCann shelled out $20 million for a stake in the financially troubled (but surprisingly decent on the field!) Mets, joining Bill Maher as a minority owner. Hey, someone's got to have apology bouquets at the ready if Maher's around.