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It Turns Out The Dodgers Were Dealing With The Devil

The devil being Scott Borasssss! Back on December 19th, 2011, I wrote this: According to Bruce Levine of ESPN/Chicago ”The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly the main suitors for Fielder at this point, with the Cubs still in the running.” At the same time, Dylan Hernandez of The LA Times reports just the opposite: “With six days until [...]

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Simers is a Genius

It only took him five weeks to figure out and write what I wrote on December 13, 2011: If Prince Fielder really wants to come to LA, and I think he does, he and the Dodgers can still make it happen.   Two of his best friends play for the Dodgers, namely Matt Kemp and [...]

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$1.5 Billion is the Magic Number

There is a flurry of activity behind the scenes right now involving bidders for the Dodgers.  I know there are some well-healed bidders, but I’m not sure if anyone will pay the $1.5 billion that the Dodgers will fetch, including the parking lots.  Not only will that be the most ever paid for a baseball [...]

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Time Warner Will Own the Dodgers

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? [...]

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Rant & Rave Wednesday

According to ESPN.com, Joe Torre has quit his day job and is joining half of Los Angeles in bidding for the Dodgers.  The money behind the bid is allegedly Rick Caruso, but I think there may have to be some more money backing that deal.  Evidently Joe is serious.  He would likely be team President [...]

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Can Steven Cohen be the Next Dodger Owner?

On the surface, Steven Cohen really is the most qualified, he of multiple billions who sits squarely in the elite company as one of the Top 35 Richest People in America.  He has also has enlisted Steve Greenberg, who has strong ties to MLB and Bug Selig and Arn Tellum, one of the major sports [...]

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Judges at Odds!

Well, I had predicted that the Bankruptcy Court would allow Frank McCourt to seek offers for the Dodgers’ TV rights… and it did.  And, I predicted that Fox would lose on appeal… and they didn’t!   I was wrong! You have two judges that are polar opposites on this issue.  I think it’s just another case [...]

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OK, Let me Spell This Out For You!

Frank McCourt is petitioning the Court to change his name to Winston Churchill, so that he can sell the Dodgers to himself (Winston Churchill) and circumvent MLB’s agreement. “Never, Never, Never Quit!” is Frank’s mantra. OK – I am kidding.  I am telling you right now that this is a joke, not for real, like [...]

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Prince Albert in the Can

Right about now, many Dodger fans are beside themselves.  They want to believe they will be getting a new owner, but with Frank McCourt being involved, they can’t be sure that he won’t do a 180, and they have some apprehension that the new one might be as bad as the former (current) one.  I [...]

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The Prince of LA?

If Prince Fielder really wants to come to LA, and I think he does, he and the Dodgers can still make it happen.   Two of his best friends play for the Dodgers, namely Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn, Jr. The Dodgers have been “one-upped” by the Angels with the addition of Albert Pujols, and [...]

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Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson

According to MLB, Brian Helgeland, the author of L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, has been tabbed to write and direct the story about Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947.  Chadwick Boseman will play Jackie and Harrison Ford will portray Branch Rickey.  I can see Indiana Jones as Branch Rickey, can’t you? It has been [...]

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A Prince or a Pauper?

Now that Frank McCourt has been give the go-ahead by the bankruptcy court (barring reversal upon appeal) to negotiate a new TV deal, he might just have given Ned the go-ahead and sign Prince Fielder. As near as I can figure, I think it will take probably the same amount Albert Pujols received. He’s 5 years younger [...]

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Try, Try, Try and Understand – He’s a Magic Man

I would advise that you not discount Magic Johnson’s role as a possible owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Magic is a MountainMover who has seen the invisible and did the impossible.  Start with winning the NCAA Championship against the BirdMan.  Start with beating AIDS.  Start with becoming a successful businessman.  Start with being an [...]

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Fish Hacks Rob Kemp

I am giving Bill Plaschke a temporary respite from being a fish hack. His article in The LA Times today hits the nail on the head.  Tomorrow he will go back to being a fish hack like the rest of his ilk, but today he’s FREE. Look, you can spin it anyway you want it, [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Matt Kemp was the latest to have good things to say about Frank McCourt a few days before his signing and the truth is:  people who work for McCourt and the players have an entirely different opinion of him than the fans.  I’m not painting him as a saint or anything, but Dodger fans are [...]

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The New Owner of the Dodgers

Former Dodger players Orel Hershiser and Steve Sax are teaming up and forming a group to buy the Dodgers.  They are calling themselves the Orel-Sax group.  OK, that’s a lie… but it was fun writing it. Seriously, who isn’t trying to buy the Dodgers is a smaller list than those who are trying to buy [...]

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Is It Really Over?

Here are a few ramblings from yours truly: If you read this blog, you probably read it because you don’t always think “in the box.”   Some just read it so that they can tell me how dumb I am, and then they are insulted when I give them the same back.   Look, I am [...]

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McCourt to Sell Dodgers Due to Illness

… everybody was sick of him!   It turns out that Frank actually was easier to get rid of than a cockroach.    I am shocked! But seriously folks, how can we be sure Bug Selig won’t pick another buffoon? Mark Cuban?  It would be nice – he’d probably have to sell the Mavs, but [...]

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Should the Dodgers Learn From the Cardinals?

Shoot!  Shouldn’t all of Major League Baseball learn from the Cardinals?   Last years Hot Stove signings included Carl Crawford and Jason Werth who both were gigantic (and expensive) boat anchors for their teams.  The Cardinals, on the other hand, didn’t make any big waves.  Hey, they already had one of the Top 5 players [...]

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Is Frank McCourt Getting Tired?

It’s been two years of hell and high water.  Now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Frank McCourt is the most hated person on the planet – well at least Top 10 anyway.   Even Frank McCourt has a breaking point.  Has he hit the wall and is he ready to walk away?  Jamie is gone and [...]

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