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@magicjohnson congrats on buying dodgers need a 1b or pinch hitter of the bench? Will play for free. Will donate salary charity
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 28, 2012
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.
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. Walter, Peter 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.
Get ready to hit the mute button when the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Denver this season.
Scully, 84, will still announce more than 100 games this season on KCAL 9 and Prime Ticket.
Welcome to Los Angeles, Albert Pujols.
The Los Angeles Angels made their free agent acquisition the center of their 2012 marketing campaign, featuring Pujols on 20 billboards with the tagline, “El Hombre.”
One problem — “El Hombre” translates to “The Man,” which is the nickname of former St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial.
Dating back to his time with the Cardinals, Pujols didn’t want to be associated with the nickname, out of respect to his relationship with Musial. He voiced his concerns about the billboard campaign last week while addressing the media at Spring Training.
Peter O’Malley won’t own the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second time.
The O’Malley family owned the Dodgers from 1950-1998 before News Corporation purchased the team for reportedly $350 million.
A new round of bids are expected on Thursday as we are just two months away from the end of the McCourt era.
In the past, Scully has called the weekend Spring Training games from Camelback Ranch, but instead will remain home in Los Angeles.
He will make his 2012 debut on April 3 when the Dodgers host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium.
Jared Kushner is one of nine bidders looking to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers. His offer has advanced to the second round of the vetting process and if it is approved, Kushner would be the youngest owner in the league. The Los Angeles Times reports that Kushner is working with UBS’ Vice Chairman Aryeh Bourkoff to help seal the deal.
If Kushner ends up acquiring the Dodgers and then brings them back to Brooklyn, he would pretty much own the city. We hope he understands that.
Hell, he could even send the Mets to LA to help smooth things over. We don’t think many people would miss them.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to wash their hands clean of the Bryan Stow assault.
Despite the reported 442 security personnel on hand for opening day last March, Stow still managed to get brutally attacked in the parking lot of Chavez Ravine, leaving him in a coma for months.
Dodger fans have something else to look forward to in 2012 besides new owners.
Scully’s bobblehead is part of the “Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series” promotion for the 2012 season.
In the past, Scully has shot down the idea of a bobblehead — hopefully this isn’t a sign that the 84-year-old is considering retirement.