Friday, July 08, 2011

Nooooo They Fired Dad

From "Fed-up Dodgers fire Garvey" by Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports:

Steve Garvey, the former iconic first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, on Friday was fired by the team for his aggressive and public attempts to buy out embattled owner Frank McCourt.

Twice in recent weeks Garvey has taken his plans to the media, first to Fox, then to ESPN radio. In April he told the Los Angeles Times he’d formed an investment group that included billionaire Ron Burkle, although later he confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report that he’d overstated his financial relationship with Burkle. He has enlisted former Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser as part of his prospective management group.

If Garvey has his way, he'll be taking McCourt's corner office in a year or two. Think Ron Cey is thinking I told you so?

8 comments:

World B. Dusty said...

What was his role, actually? One of them team ambassador dudes on retainer?

Doesn't MLB have to ok things like this? If so, then it means MLB approves of this move?

Empoprises said...

I don't see why MLB would have to approve a firing, and since Schieffer was kicked out of the front office, MLB can't approve a hiring either (although the bankruptcy judge might have a say).

Jason said...

I think that Ron Cey is thinking, "promotion!"

Marla World Peace said...

Ron Cey certainly gets extra dessert tonight.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I blame Eugenio Velez. For everything.

World B. Dusty said...

PPR is dead right.

Fernie V said...

Your headline should be

Bloggers and Cey get Garvey fired.

Mr. Customer said...

Getting fired by Frank is a badge of honor these days.