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Vin Scully Returns to LA Dodgers Booth

After missing the first five home games of the 2012 season due to a cold, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully returned to the booth Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

The 84-year-old spoke to reporters prior to the Dodgers 5-4 victory and said he first started feeling ill last weekend in San Diego and was nearly diagnosed with pneumonia.

“I couldn’t stop coughing,” said Scully. “That night, as God is my witness, I did not sleep a wink. I didn’t want to keep coughing because when you cough, it makes you hoarse. So I packed the pillows up to try to prevent the coughing, but when I packed the pillows, I couldn’t sleep. I went to the ballpark (on Sunday) and thought, ‘Oh, Lord, if I can somehow get through this one.’ So I did the game, and I went home. I was asleep in the car on the way back, or at least trying to sleep. That was the lowest point.”

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Vin Scully Could Return By Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully could return to the booth as early as Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 84-year-old has missed the last three home games due to a bad cold.

Thanks to this nasty weather in Los Angels, it appears he might not miss a fourth game because Friday’s Dodgers-San Diego Padres game could be in jeopardy.

I look forward to hearing all of Scully’s stories from his time at home this week.

Update (4/14: 6:11 PM): The Los Angeles Dodgers tweeted an update on Scully:

Vin Scully to Miss Second Consecutive Game

Vin Scully will miss his second consecutive game with a cold according to a Los Angeles Dodgers team spokesman.

The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster missed only his second home opener in 63 years Tuesday. Charley Steiner and Steve Lyons filled in for Scully on the Prime Ticket broadcast.

It’s not sure when Scully will return and he is considered day-to-day.

Speedy recovery, Vin.

Vin Scully to Miss Dodgers Home Opener

 

A bit of bad news prior to Tuesday’s Los Angeles Dodgers home opener as legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will miss today’s game due to a bad cold, according to Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts.

Feel better, Vin.

This Picture is Worth 2 Billion Words

The passing of the torch as Magic Johnson and Frank McCourt are all smiles at Opening Day from Petco Park in San Diego.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Bloomberg TV to Spotlight Magic Johnson

Bloomberg TV will devote two hours to Magic Johnson Thursday night after his bidding group purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt last month.

At 8 p.m. ET/PT, Trish Regan will host The Big Deal, a live one-hour report on Johnson’s role in the acquisition of the Dodgers. The show will feature interviews with Miami Dolphins owner and Related Companies CEO Steve Ross, former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and Chris Bevilacqua, former chairman & CEO of CAA Sports Media Ventures and co-founder of College Sports Television.

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Don Mattingly Has a Bit of a Potty Mouth

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was on The Dan Patrick Show Thursday and let a four-letter curse word slip out when discussing fellow potty mouth manager Ozzie Guillen of the Miami Marlins.

We’re not sure if Magic Johnson would approve of such language.

Jose Canseco Lobbies Magic Johnson for a Job

Former MLB outfielder Jose Canseco wasted little time sucking up to Magic Johnson after his bidding group bought the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion Tuesday night.

Canseco, 47, was recently bounced from the Mexican Baseball League after he admitted taking testosterone.

Something tells us Magic and the Dodgers will pass on his services.

Magic Johnson’s Group Buys Dodgers for $2 Billion

Do you believe in Magic?

Magic Johnson‘s bidding group reached a deal to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium from Frank McCourt for a whopping $2 billion — the highest amount ever paid for a sports franchise. Bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross is expected to approve of the deal on April 13, a little over two weeks before McCourt must pay his ex-wife Jamie $131 million as part of their divorce settlement.

Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC are the official owners, which include Johnson, Mark R. WalterPeter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly. The controlling owner is Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services company. Kasten, the former president of the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, is expected to run the day-to-day operations.

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Three Groups Left in Dodgers Bidding

And then there were three.

Another round of cuts were made in the Los Angeles Dodgers bidding process and we could have a winner as soon as next week, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:

The three finalists include a group led by hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen and Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist Patrick Soon-Shiong; a group led by Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; and St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

The cut was confirmed by two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to comment.

Major League Baseball owners are expected to vote on the three remaining bidders early next week. Final negotiations then would take place with Frank McCourt and Blackstone Advisory Partners, the investment bank brokering the sale.

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