I find it ironic that when I look at the baseball standings today and I see the San Diego O’Malleys in second place in the NL West with a 38-36 record, just 2.5 games behind Arizona. By the way, did I mention that they have a $68 Million dollar payroll?
Contrast that with the Los Angeles Guggenheims who bought O’Malleys’ old team, poured Billions of dollars into the purchase and have a $216 Million dollar payroll. They are 30-42 and in last place in the NL West, 9.5 games behind the leaders and are among the worst teams in baseball in clutch hitting, defense and bullpen clutch pitching.
Who built this team? Who is the President? Who is the GM? The Manager? They must be really stupid is what one would have to conclude.
I know most of you are sick and tired of me saying I told you so, but I did and you know it! Guggenheim knows financial instruments, bonds, stocks, sinking funds, investment banking, insurance and a plethora of products with no heart, no spirit and no soul, which is exactly why they bought an asset like Dodgers. They have no heart, not spirit and no soul. Peter O’Malley doesn’t know Guggenheim but Guggenheim doesn’t know O’Malley.
The season is approaching the halfway point. There are no excuses. Quit making them. The Padres don’t complain that they can’t afford to pay more than $68 million in payroll. They just play… and win!
Peter O’Malley knows that the essence of the LA Dodgers was the Dodger Way to Play Baseball. He knew that the Dodgers were a team with heart, spirit and soul. Peter O’Malley had a manager who embodied that heart, spirit and soul in Tommy Lasorda. Don’t even try and tell me Don Mattingly embodies the Dodgers. Please….
Guggenheim has tried to buy what the Dodgers always stood for, what they always embodied, and in the process Guggs and Company tore out their hearts, disemboweled their spirits and removed their souls. The LA Guggenheims fit perfectly in with Guggenheims’ soulless, lifeless, heartless financial instruments.
They are a hard team to watch, root for or even love. The thrill is gone. An autoposy needs to be performed and the team needs to be buried. As we speak, Clayton Kershaw is counting the days to free agency!
Money usually corrupts and lots of money always corrupts!