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All The Dodgers Needed Was A Little Magic

March 29, 2012

The old owner of the Dodgers Frank McCourt first bought the team back in 2004 for 430 million dollars. Before purchasing the Dodgers, he tried buying his hometown team the Boston Redsox but was outbid by John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Red Sox President Larry Lucchino back in 2002. It always struck me as odd that a Bostonian would buy a team from LA. But he also tried buying the Anaheim Angels (MLB) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL). Looks like Mr McCourt just really wanted to own a team to call his own.

A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.

I think it was a 500 million to a billion to much. In 2010 the Dodgers were estimated worth was 727 million dollars. An historic franchise it is but paying 2 billion for them seems like they overshot their offer… If the Dodgers can be sold for 2 billion then the NY Yankees must be worth close to 10 billion ( an exaggeration yes but you get my point ).

I dont know much about Frank McCourt’s business ways but it didnt seem to be the best fit in LA. Even though Magic Johnson is known best for his hall of fame basketball skills, he is a born winner. With his days in Michigan State and his battles with Larry Bird to his career with the Lakers and winning championships with “showtime” basketball. Im sure he’s going to talk to players about a winning attitude and what it means to be apart of something great. Baseball decisions aside, he will be a nice addition to LA as an owner. Im interested to see exactly how Magic will fit in to all of this and what capacity he will hold. I hope not just a face or a name. I think he has more to offer then just that.


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