You hated FOX , and really, (admit it) you were starting to hate O’Malley before he sold to FOX.
You hated McCourt.
AND, you are going to hate the next owner.
Let me introduce you to Time Warner!
When this is over, Time Warner is going to own the Dodgers!
How do you like that?
You wanted McCourt out? Welcome in Time Warner.
Except that it’s not going to be quite like that. Time Warner is interested in the Dodgers for one reason: They want the Dodgers cable deal and will do ANYTHING to secure it. They have to have it! Must have it! Can’t do without it – you get the picture?
Time Warner has no reason to want to own the Dodgers other than that, and they have no expertise in doing so, but as we speak, Time Warner is speaking to the parties who are seeking to buy the Dodgers and are willing to provide up to $1 Billion Dollars for a minority position (49%) of the team.
They will then have the TV rights to the Dodgers for $3 Billion, plus the $1 billion they invested (which was what they would have bid anyway). This just makes sure they get the TV deal.
Here’s the $1 Billion Dollar Question: Which group are they seeking to ally with – Garvey Hershiser, Gilbert and Company, Magic or O’Malley?
Those are the possibilities.
Watch and learn!
P.S. I have no inside information on this – this is just a guess!