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Dodgers Sold To Group Led By Magic Johnson


A group – Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC — led by former Lakers star and NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson and longtime baseball exec Stan Kasten (among others) agreed Tuesday night to purchase the Dodgers from Frank McCourt (not this one) for a record $2 billion.

This technically isn’t Yankee news, but in a way it is. You have to figure that after shelling out $2 billion the group will do whatever it takes to win. That is good news for the team’s manager, Don Mattingly, who, of course, is a NYY legend. You may remember he was unable to win a World Series with the Yanks as a player, and this new ownership could be just what the Dodgers need to put a winning team on the field. Hopefully he can finally get a ring (unless they have to go through the Yanks, obviously).

I have to believe that every Dodgers fan is ecstatic about the news; no longer do they have an owner who is going through a messy divorce and cutting corners at every turn. Now they can rest easy knowing they have legit owners. Insert generic Mets joke here

A couple of things I thought when I heard the news:

  • I had no idea Magic was into baseball. If he ever bought a team, I figured it would have been an NBA franchise. Although it clearly makes sense he would go for an LA-based team.
  • Where the hell did he get $2 billion? I understand he’s been successful in business ventures following his playing career, but that’s a lot of dough. I wonder how much each partner chipped into the $2 billion.

If you think I’m going to make an HIV joke, you’re wrong. I’m way too mature for that.

In honor of the sale:

Tags: Dodgers Sale Magic Johnson

  • LasordasLair

    Andrew, Magic has always been a big Dodger fan over the years. He has been seen at many Dodger games throughout the last 20 years or so. Naturally all Dodger fans are celebrating right now during this wonderfully exciting time. Thanks for your thoughts.

    • Andrew Corselli

       @LasordasLair Oh wow, my bad on that. I had no idea he liked baseball…I don’t blame you guys. If I were in your shoes I’d be celebrating too. It must feel pretty good to have a legit owner…Also, props on leaving the Mets as the most dysfunctional franchise in the game.