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It’s no joke: Bill Maher is a Mets part-owner

Jun 3, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

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According to Jon Heyman of, Bill Maher has taken the Mets up on one of their limited partnerships and is a part-owner of the club.

Heyman doesn’t know whether Maher anted up the full $20 million the Mets were asking for back when they started offering the partnerships around.

Attending today’s game and wearing a Mets cap, Maher, a stand-up comic who has hosted shows on Comedy Central, ABC and now HBO, told Heyman that he’s always been a Mets fan and that he invested in a limited partnership after discovering the opportunity in December.

He also made it clear that he’s “never been a fan of the DH,” an idea so heinous it could have only have been cooked up by conservatives.

  1. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 3, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    He also made it clear that he’s “never been a fan of the DH,” an idea so heinous it could have only have been cooked up by conservatives.

    We’ve secretly replaced Matthew with Craig, let’s see if our readers notice…

    • Kevin S. - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:37 PM

      The funny part is, digging your heels in on something and absolutely refusing to change with the times because that’s the way it’s always been done is pretty much the essence of conservatism. Not at all shocked Maher missed the irony of linking the DH to conservatism.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

        Hey, people who thumbed this down – care to explain why pitcher hitting isn’t conservatism, or are you just upset that I compared your favorite toy to your least-favorite political ideology?

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

        My way of thinking is that outsourcing a job to a ringer is more conservative than everybody on the team getting his hands dirty by doing the whole job.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        Specialization != outsourcing. Nice try though, UH.

    • ajcardsfan - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

      I knew something was up by the lack of Phillie prodding! Trickery is afoot

  2. barrywhererufrom - Jun 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Wow another d-bag affiliated with the mets…madoff m and m boys

    • danielcp0303 - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      And what are you exactly?

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

        A mentally-ill birther lunatic judging by his name.

    • skids003 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      I agree Barry. Amazing how the liberals, who always scream civility, sure don’t practice it themselves.

  3. barackfan - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Now I will follow the Mets now that Bill has a stake in them.

    • yournuts - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

      I think I willthrow up now.

      • yournuts - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

        I did throw up.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Now I will root against the Mets now that Bill has a stake in them.

  4. xjokerz - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Bill maher is the man …. Even gave a million to Obama … Which btw. Obama 12′

  5. barrywhererufrom - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Maher is a anti-catholic hates woman and he is aclassless human being. I
    The idea the mets and obama would take money for this bag of balls is an indictment of both of them. I am.not a bitther you jackass, i woild like to.know more about out president then the media gave know things like his papers he wrote in college..his associates its amazing thre and half years in and this guy is still a mystery

    • jwbiii - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      Do you have any idea what George W. Bush got for a grade in macroeconomics, or even if he took it? The same for Bill Clinton and ethics, or George H. W. Bush and world history, or Ronald Reagan and geography? If no other recent presidents’ grades or college classloads were issues, why should Obama’s be?

      Here’s something you you probably didn’t know about one of Obama’s associates

    • danielcp0303 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      Being anti-catholic makes you an ahole? Why is that exactly? There’s a huge list of horrible things to happen because of the Catholic Church, excuse us if we don’t allow an old guy that talks to animals from Narnia, then telling everyone he talks to Jesus.

      • danielcp0303 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

        follow* not allow

    • stakex - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Did you ask to see the same stuff from Bush? Of course not, because he wasn’t black and you weren’t trying to cover your racial bias by finding a “legit” reason to hate him.

      Also he is not “anti-Catholic”…. hes anti-religion in general. Which is understandable if you have researched religion as much as he has. At that point, you can see just how much BS it all is. Coming to a rational conclusion about a bunch of fairytales does not make someone a bad person.

      Hes also not anti-women. Hes not afraid to call a skank a skank, or a bimbo a bimbo… but that does not make someone anti-woman. A complete idiot and utter excuse for a person like Shara Palin in a failure at life if shes a man or a woman. Shes not the dumbest person in politics BECAUSE shes a woman… its because shes dumb. I follow Maher far more then you do I’m sure and I’ve never seen him attack a woman for being a woman…. just for their flaws that have nothing to do with thier sex.

      This is whats wrong with you conservatives… you just have these attacks that you pull out of your ass. I’m sure Ted Nugent is totally cool with you, even though he has two made vailed threats against the life of our president. No matter how much he disagreed with Bush and made fun of him… he never came close to doing something like that. However, its ok for a republican right?

      • barrywhererufrom - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM

        You make excuses for maher because you like his politics. He is a slime ball. He called Sarah paliin and Michell’s bachman have no problem with that? I don’t care what your political bent is.rush was wrong when he made his comments too..stop making excuses for that piece of whit maher

      • skids003 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:13 AM

        Maher is the biggest jerk on the planet, by far. Also, I knew someone on here would throw the race card. Yoou win, stakex. Find something else, when you can’t make a legitimate argument, just attack someone and call them racist.

    • Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:49 AM

      Anti-catholic asshole here: I don’t give a fuck what Bill Maher has to say about it, but the Catholic church covered up the rape of children. Leave everything else off the table, but a religion supposedly devoted to goodness allowed children to be sexually assaulted. So fuck Catholicism and your indignation.

  6. bleed4philly - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    More reasons to hate the mets and gloat over their misfortunes.

  7. barrywhererufrom - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    We knew everything about reagan and bush what are you talking anout. With Obama that is notthe case.and yes it is important

    • jwbiii - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      What grade did Ronald Reagan receive in freshman calculus?

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

        Forget about anything else—I would like to know what grade this guy completed.

    • bloodysock - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      Barry, please fix your keyboard. Your posts are bordering on unreadable (and I’m not talking about the content).

      • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:10 AM

        It’s a wetware problem.

  8. mybrunoblog - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I don’t care where you stand on politics Bill Maher is about as likable as a scorching case of herpes.

    • pisano - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      mybrunoblog…… I’d rather have herpes than say I associate or even know this liberal lunatic foul mouth woman hating subhuman. One of the most hateful being on earth.

      • sparky1002 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:14 AM

        Now hate is something most conservatives know about. Their ability to spread “hate” has done much to strengthen their political accomplishments. Speaks volumes about the gullibility of the average american voter that they can see Sarah Palin as a viable presidential candidate, just as it explains the reason why the american economy has been so slow to recover from an economic downturn. Economic recovery spells disaster for conservatives, hence the reason they continue to block any progressive actions by the president and some members of congress.

    • thefalcon123 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      1. I am very liberal
      2. I am very much an atheist
      3. I can very much agree, Bill Maher is a total d-bag. Unfortunately, he also just so happens to the only decent political debate show on television.

  9. jucam1 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Bill Maher is the man…. I hate the Mets and can think for myself about all topics, don’t need morons that need to see our Prez 9th grade report card or his birth certificate to help me explain that he is just a minor share owner and that it has nothing to do with politics…. It’s always the people angry about “their rights” that try to infringe on the rest of us…..

  10. durabull1 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Just gives me another reason to hate the Mets

  11. packhawk04 - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Bill maher is anti catholic, as i am. I was born and raised catholic, until i could think for myself. Some just roll their eyes in the back of their head and blindy do what they are told, which in the catholic church is put money in this basket and bend over little boy…

  12. akrizzy25 - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Bill isn’t just anti-catholic he is anti all religion. So quit bitching Catholics. Again it’s not all about you. He is funny as hell (oops) tho. Go pirates. And Obama 2012.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      Yes…Go Obama…Go the Hell away in January 2013.

  13. xmatt0926x - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    I’ve never seen his tv shows or heard a minute of Bill Maher. I only know that he is generally either loved or hated depending on your political beliefs. The only thing I associate with the guy is that several years ago Howard Stern had an ex-girlfriend of his on the show and she told Howard that Maher was so arrogant and self-absorbed that they were driving one night and they ended up at a hospital parking lot. When she asked him why he drove them to a hospital he said it was because he was going to break up with her and he just assumed that she would then want to try and kill herself. True story.

    • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      Wow. I thought he got over that kind of behavior after “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.”

  14. oltanya - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I have no problem with this, unless it makes it more difficult to sell the team. The faster the Wilpons are gone, the better.

  15. chill1184 - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Im a Libertarian so I hate both liberals and conservatives so I hate this move but for once Im glad that Wilpon still holds all the cards. Its funny hearing Philly fans joking on this move, I guess they have a short memory of Black Panthers stomping around in their cities intimidating voters back in the 2008 election. What did they say about glass houses again?

  16. beasleyreece - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    was looking for my next baseball roadtrip, thinking it will be the nyc. used to love going to see the cubbies in chi-town, but i won’t give there idiot tea party owner a dime. no more muck the fets, still go buccos…u right wingers are such sheep. thank god (even though I’m a atheist) for critical thinkers like big brother bill!

  17. baseballbarrister - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Yet another reason to hate the Mets. (as if anyone needed another)

  18. jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Love Bill Maher, hate the Mets…oh one is perfect

  19. cubear34 - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Wait a minute people. This is sports talk, not politics or religion. STOP!

    • chill1184 - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:39 AM

      Sorry but Maher is a well known political comedian his involvement with the Mets brings up politics. Most people use sports to forget about the school yard fight that is US politics but Maher the ego-maniac he is decided he wanted more attention which draws more unwanted attention to the Mets. So instead instead of your standard ghetto trash Yankee, Philly, Miami and redneck Brave trolls now you have government boot licking liberals and government boot licking conservatives bringing their bitch fight here. Granted there isn’t much of a difference between a liberal and a conservative.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:45 AM

      You haven’t been around much, have you?

  20. xjokerz - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Anti catholic ? Get over yourself loser , even I’m catholic and do not take other peoples views on my religion to be relevant….

  21. randygnyc - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Stakex – when maher attacks a woman it’s not because she’s a woman, but when a conservative attacks Ba’raq it’s about race. Some people might think that’s viewing these issues through a biased lens. On the other hand, I hate Ba’raq Hussein Al Bin Obama because his policies suck. I also think he’s not a “natural born citizen”. He himself was born in the US, which makes him a citizen, but BOTH of his parents need to be US citizens for him to be eligible to be president. I think that makes him guilty of the highest form of treason and that he should be impeached, indicted, prosecuted and then executed by the federal government. Nothing to do with the color of his skin, but rather, the content of his character.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:44 AM

      randygnyc, taking idiocy to the extreme.

      Tell me one thing…if both of your parents need to be US citizens in order for you to be elected president, then how in the hell did George Washington ever get in there? Or John Adams? Or Thomas Jefferson?

      • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 1:50 AM

        They were grandfathered in, Utley’s. Guess who was the first natural born U.S. citizen to be elected?
        Hint: He was also the only president to speak English as a second language.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

        jwbiii, I was just using that to make a point. There’s no way a requirement like that could have been upheld, not to mention the fact that it’s a bogus claim to begin with.

        And it’s Martin Van Buren.

      • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:18 PM

        Obviously, you are correct. Alexander Hamilton would have been an interesting case.

    • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:48 AM

      I think you’re making that up. Court decision citation, which was not overruled, that says that both parents are required to be citizens or you come back and say you’re full of shit. Go.

    • stex52 - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      In fact, the 14th amendment specifically had in mind former slaves whose parents were born in Africa and forcibly transported to the U.S. It’s a free country, you can hate whomever you want for whatever reason. But you are wrong on the facts.

    • thefalcon123 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      “He himself was born in the US, which makes him a citizen, but BOTH of his parents need to be US citizens for him to be eligible to be president”

      This has to be a joke…right? I mean, clearly this is just genius satire and randygnyc isn’t this stupid…right?

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      Randy…shhhh! If you state your dislike for Barry you MUST be a racist.
      Similary…if you state your dislike for ‘W’ you MUST be a MalcomX Loving Black Panther.
      Waite…it doesn’t work that way with ‘W’ does it? Strange huh?
      You said it best hear..”when maher attacks a woman it’s not because she’s a woman, but when a conservative attacks Ba’raq it’s about race.”
      Alright…guilt ridden liberal White Dudes. Whatcha’ got now?

      • sparky1002 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:43 AM

        The Nazis had no use for guilt either…regardless of how many women and children they killed, but I do understand how compassion, tolerance, charity and forgiveness is seen as weakness by most conservatives. Just as it was back in the good old days before rational liberals obtained enough political power to force corporate elitists to share the wealth millions of laborers made for them. Interesting to note such liberals have been so successful in creating a nation where workers can benefit from their labors that millions within it have no problem in the false belief that returning to conservative economics of the past will not harm them. Look around folks and see the legacy 30 years of “reaganomics” has brought you or…continue to bury your heads in the sand while you look for the next source of amusement that will divert you from any kind of rational thought concerning your nations continued downfall at the hands of greedy, power driven frauds who see labor as sheep to be fleeced while they wave the flag and chant slogans that either keep you on your feet in continued salute or on your knees in abject homage to a book of biblical fairytales.

  22. thefalcon123 - Jun 4, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Anti-caholic?!? I guess you have never heard his opinon of Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, Scientologists, etc. Maher is pretty equal opportunity in his rekigius disdain

    • thefalcon123 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      Typing quickly on an IPad is hard….

  23. xjokerz - Jun 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Obama not a true American citizen ? What are you Donald trumps butt buddy ? Get real …. And ” I don’t like his policies “. What policies ? If anything Obama has done less to please us democrats then he has to compromise for republicans … Get a clue

  24. xjokerz - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:13 AM

    Nobody cares what you think you clueless hillbilly. Go back to hunting your squirrels and watching reruns of bill o’riley

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM

      Joker: Using the words “butt buddy” in one post and following it up with a post calling someone a “hillbilly” isn’t helping your cause.
      One could potentially think your farm animals are the ones that are stump broken.

  25. barrywhererufrom - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Their really are a lot of false statements about Mayer in this thread. Yes he hares all religions. That makes him enlightened? I have to love thee anti Catholic statements from some people here. No wonder you love Maher. That pissant makes excuses for one of the worst presidents in our history.look around fools unemployment over 8%..debt in the trillions..where is the Arab spring? Egyptians elected the Muslim brotherhood to power..I can see that facts annoy many people here..Maher is just a sound board for the stupid and uninformed. Glad he brings his classless to the mets..I almost feel bad for their fans..the madoff fiasco and the team is playing well and then they get maher the sexist;anti religion; obama suckup..God luck spinning this one

    • thefalcon123 - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      “That pissant makes excuses for one of the worst presidents in our history”

      Don’t oversell it or anything. I mean…worst in history? If anything, he’s pretty much Bush redux with 1 less war and kinda-sort of supports gay rights. Other than that, his economic policies aren’t really that much different and he’s pretty impotent when it comes to dealing with Congress.

      I find the gap between the policies Obama puts forth to the policies that conservatives *thinks* he puts forth pretty hilarious. All and all, Obama is probably less liberal on fiscal policy than Richard Nixon.

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