Bill Maher has revealed that he recently paid $20 million to become a minority owner of the New York Mets, and noted the coincidence of the team having its first no-hitter in the wake of his celebrity endorsement. “My role is to bring luck to the team like I did this weekend,” said the rabble rousing Real Tim With Bill Maher host. “Let’s be honest, they did not have a no-hitter for 50 years, I buy in and come to town and there’s a no-hitter. Draw your own conclusions.”
The Mets finances have been held under a harsh spotlight f0r years, with principal owner Fred Wilpon scrambling to minimize the fallout from investments tied to Bernard Madoff. Pitcher Johan Santana was hugely instrumental in boosting clubhouse morale with his no-hitter last week, the first in the franchise’s history. The Mets are currently tied for second place in the National League East standings.