It's "un-American," Frank McCourt would say. But so are monopolies, and baseball enjoys a one-of-a-kind antitrust exemption, thus Bud Selig pretty much has the power to do whatever the hell he wants. Why not flex those muscles and save the Mets from their owners?
They're already getting cushy loans to continue operations: $25 million in November from Selig's discretionary coffers, on top of $75 million previously borrowed from Major League Baseball. Then they asked for more.