Rev. Al Sharpton is going to bat for Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, urging Major League Baseball owners to support the sale of the Mets to the superstar couple from New York.
“The decision on who should earn the right to buy one of New York’s most treasured cultural institutions — the Mets — represents a significant opportunity for Major League Baseball to take a strong public stand in favor of racial equity by ensuring the team’s new ownership are people of color,” Sharpton wrote in a letter he planned to send Wednesday.
Calling the sale “an opportunity that cannot be missed at this point in history,” he continued, “Of the different groups bidding for the team, only one is by minorities: the bid from Alexander Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez — two true-blue New Yorkers, both with deep roots in our communities.”
The letter comes as the final stage of bidding for the Mets is expected to conclude at the end of the month.