(Grew up on Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax).
The Dodgers should never have left Brooklyn.
What’s this talk about leaving Chavez Ravine for a new ballpark in downtown LA?
I didn’t even know there was a downtown LA, and I lived there for a few years.
Sell to his lawn boy for $5.00
That’d be cool.
It’s not like “owners” actually own anything, maybe the MLB should just buy all the teams since they make all the decisions anyway.
FINALLY he has decided to do the right thing for once and sell the team. Maybe now the Dodgers can bring in some much needed talent.
Maybe Fred Wilpon will sell the Mets and buy the Dodgers. He bleeds Dodger blue.
He recently got sole possession of the Dodgers after the divorce settlement. He wisely didn’t want to split the profit from the sale with his ex-wife.
The real value is the land. There has long been talk of putting a football stadium in Chavez Ravine. You buy the Dodger’s, you buy yourself front-runner status at bringing a new NFL team to Los Angeles.
I know the city wants this next to Staples Center, but Chavez Ravine would be almost as good, and better because it would be 100% private.
Red Sox fans “dodged” a bullet: He was one of the suitors for the Red Sox before the Henry/Werner/Lucchino/NYTimes, etc.
group wound up getting them. I understand LA refers to him as “The Boston Parking Lot Guy”
(supp. he had owned some land on Boston waterfront and was
going to put up a new stadium there if he got team. He may have since sold off that land.)
Hopefully the new owner(s) have plans to move them back to where they belong ... BROOKLYN!
Not kidding, I thought he died earlier this year.
My theory all along in this dispute was that the sports MSM's obsessive and excessive trashing of Frank McCourt was driven by ex-wife Jamie and her Democrat pals in Washington, both in Congress and the Obama Administration. As long as Jamie's goal was to obtain part of the team in divorce court, she applied the screws to Frank through her DC political pals, who in turn gave Commissar Selig and his Park Avenue lawyers (unknown to many, "MLB" has a lobbying operation in Washington) the motivation to come down with an iron fist on Frank. Selig and company, in an unprecedented move, vetoed the Dodgers' lucrative TV contract extension with Fox, which forced the bankruptcy filing. All along, the leftist MSM, at Selig's request, couldn't contain itself in framing Frank McCourt into the devil and Selig (whose history is far from spotless) as the White Knight coming to the rescue of Dodger fans.
It was hardly a coincidence that once Jamie had agreed that $130 million and a slew of luxury properties was sufficient for a comfortable life and that the team belonged to her ex-husband, Selig and crew agreed to moderate their hard-line approach and negotiated this compromise.