News, News, And More News
Today was a day of news overload, but one of the best days that we can remember in a long time. Dodger fans lets enjoy this time because the days of ESPN cracking joke after joke about the Dodgers at the ESPYS is over. The Dodgers are primed and ready to return to glory.
First off some interesting radio today check out these podcasts when you get a chance.
Petros and Money – Click on the Bill Plaschke podcast and he mentions how Frank McCourt has no control of the Parking Lots
Mason And Ireland – Check out the Ned Colletti Hour 3 and Jim Bowden interview Hour 4
Bill Shaikin posted these tweets
Source: #Dodgers deal is all cash, no financing. MLB review will be formality because of no debt added to team liabilities.
The joint venture between Magic’s group and McCourt does not permit parking lot development unless both sides agree.
Magic and Co. expected to hold introductory news conference in LA early next week, probably Tuesday.
Kasten: No immediate plans for front office changes, wants to support LAD execs. “I go in assuming everyone is doing their job properly.”
Cohen’s final #Dodgers bid was no higher than $1.4b. Given disparity w Magic’s $2.15b bid, mediator approved McCourt acceptance w/o auction.
O’Malley salutes #Dodgers sale, says Magic won’t let down L.A.
Selig calls #Dodgers deal “extraordinarily exciting” in statement.
Selig: “A man of Magic’s remarkable stature and experience can play an integral role for one of the game’s most historic franchises.”
Selig: “Magic Johnson is a living embodiment of so many of the ideals that are vital to our game and its future.” #dodgers
Selig: “This has been a long, difficult process, and I once again want to thank the great Dodger fans for their loyalty and patience.”
#Dodgers announce Opening Day is sold out.
A few of these are LA Times – they have a 15 story limit per month, if you reach your limit open in a different browser.(Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Explorer) or just go into your browser’s preferences tab and clear out the cookies,
Andre Ethier talks about new ownership and his future LA Times
Dodgers TV Rights could be worth up to $4 Billion LA Times
Peter O’Malley says Magic Johnson won’t let the Dodgers down LA Times
Short background info on the Guggenheim Partners LA Times
How Magics group won the Dodgers CBS Sports
Bud Selig’s full statement on the sale of the Dodgers MLB.com
Magic Johnson praised plus interview ESPNLA
Fred Claire – A Magical time for Dodger Fans Daily News
Boycott The Lots: The Dodger Fan’s Guide To Avoiding Frank McCourt LA Weekly
Ramona Shelburne Tweets
Walter: “What Frank does have is an economic interest in land, but we control the parking and all the fan experience”
New Dodgers president Stan Kasten said “We’re not sitting back and waiting five years for a pipeline to develop”
Kasten also indicated he had no plans to shake things up from the jump. Will evaluate everyone/thing for a while b4 making decisions
Dodger Broadcast Legends Jaime Jarrin & Vin Scully enjoyed lunch at The Capitol Grille today with fans and 710ESPN