Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, along with former Yankees star Derek Jeter, won an auction today to purchase the Miami Marlins for $1.3 billion.
Can confirm, per MLB source, that Marlins are moving forward with the Jeb Bush/Jeter group and are optimistic deal will be reached for sale— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 25, 2017
Everyone on the internet then proceeded to make the same two jokes:
Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush walk into a bar and buy a baseball team— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 25, 2017
This is too perfect. Marlins have been asking fans to PLEASE CLAP for decades now.https://t.co/YGmZjvupR2— Bobby P (@Panzenbeck) April 25, 2017
Really loving the Marlins new logo. Very edgy pic.twitter.com/LqCRuXCEWw— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) April 25, 2017
We think Jeb Bush might like this new Marlins logo. ?????? pic.twitter.com/J7hvE6WIOj— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) April 25, 2017
PLEASE CLAP. pic.twitter.com/nSPRx0TV2m— FishStripes (@fishstripes) April 25, 2017
@jimgeraghty Bottom of the ninth, two outs, down by 10 runs: "Please clap."— Eric S. King (@EricSKing) April 25, 2017
(Special shoutout to this one, which combined the two)
Please Clap (for the Marlins). pic.twitter.com/HSHTJ7t2MY— Matt McDaniel (@GovMatt) April 25, 2017
Jeter and Jeb were part of a group that won the auction, and additional details of the sale will be released when they are available. Former President George W. Bush, Jeb's brother also once owned a baseball team--the Texas Rangers.