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Bill Maher owns stake in Mets

Updated: June 4, 2012, 1:08 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Political commentator Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," had VIP treatment Sunday night at Citi Field, including an escort from New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon during batting practice.

The access came with good reason.

Both men confirmed Maher has purchased an ownership stake in the organization.

"Wow, that got around fast," Maher, wearing a Mets cap, told ESPNNewYork.com before Sunday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

"I ...

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