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The Switch Was Flipped

Lots of Dodger fans complained about the teams lackluster Spring Training performance.  Some even said “you can’t just turn it on and off.” Well, they just did!  Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t think the D-Bags are a very good team and I couldn’t be happier about it (apologies to Josh Rawitch). [...]

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It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

By now, you all should know that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t pitch well at Coors’ Field.  His ERA is 5.85 there.  Not so impressive. In case you haven’t heard, Vin Scully calls Clayton’s curveball “public enemy number one.”  However, in Coors it is called “Little Sisters’ of the Poor.” As impressive as Kershaw is, a guy [...]

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SALE OF LOS ANGELES DODGERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 – The Los Angeles Dodgers, Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”) and Frank McCourt today announced the completion of the sale of the Dodgers to GBM for $2 billion. As previously reported, the Dodgers’ new ownership includes Mark Walter as control person, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Stan Kasten as CEO of [...]

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Dodger Fans are Restless and so is MLB

During the Dodgers’ sale process,  Frank McCourt said that he was selling the team and the Stadium, but not the parking lots.  Everyone and I mean EVERYONE said that the sale HAD to include the parking lots and that Frank McCourt just needed to leave town ASAP.  Then we heard that Guggs and Company bought [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

After seeing Chad Billingsley pitch last night, only a moron would say that he is not an ACE…. and the Dodgers only need him to be a Number Two!  Steve Dilbeck said he looked like a Number Two- No Steve, he looked like an Ace, but I’ll take him at #2.  Talk about pitching – [...]

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He’s A Magic Man

The youngsters here don’t even know who Heart is!  A HR and 3 RBI’s – guess your worry about Matt Kemp was unnecessary.  He’s primed to be MVP! Andre Ethier will pickup Matt as soon as Tonight. Juan Uribe  is moving very well and plays a mean 3B. Clayton might have went 4 or 5 [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Where’s Waldo and where’s Greg Miller? It scares me when I agree with TJ Slimers, but I too have a lot of questions about the new owners.  TJ articulates it in depth HERE in THE LA TIMES Maybe I’m wrong, but the auction was halted after it started like this: Kroenke: “We bid 1.5 Billion”; [...]

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The Beginning and the End

I already believed that the Dodgers were a playoff team this year, even before the Dodgers were bought by Guggenheim (I shall henceforth call the new owners “Guggs & Company”).  Now, I KNOW they are a playoff team and I guarantee that right now, Stan Kasten has assembled a small group of advisers to evaluate [...]

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I Still Hope For the Best but the Facts are Scary

Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners must have really wanted the Dodgers and I know that they will probably start their own TV network (which will require an investment of more $$$) and they are partners with McCourt in developing the land around Dodger Stadium (which may take more $$$, depending upon the plan and that [...]

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Magic Johnson Did Not Buy the Dodgers

The Dodgers were bought by Guggenheim Baseball Management, which is owned mostly by Guggenheim Partners, and includes Mark R. Walter as its controlling partner, as well as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly as limited partners.  Magic Johnson is simply the front-man and has very little skin in the [...]

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Dodger Fans Should Pray For Steve Cohen

Everyone seems to have a favorite horse in the Dodger ownership race:  Magic Johnson seems to be the favorite, followed by Stan Kroenke and  Michael Heisley/Tony Ressler.  It seems that no one wants Steve Cohen as owner and that puzzles me.  I think Cohen is the best choice and here’s why: The cost of the [...]

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Now the Dollars Get Serious

I’ve told you from jump that Mark Cuban would never own the Dodgers and now that prophecy has come to pass.  I knew that Mark Cuban was not ever going to pay more than $1.2 billion for the Dodgers, which Blackstone Advisory Partners has evidently established as the minimum bid the Dodgers would be sold [...]

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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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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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