Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Translation: Potential Ownership Group Still Seeking People With Money

Poppa Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser are still accepting members to their consortium of potential Dodgers owners, particularly those who can actually bring some capital to the table, I assume:

ANAHEIM -- It's not just Dodger greats Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey who are investigating a possible ownership bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers, if the team is ever put up for sale.

Several other legendary Dodger figures and celebrities are also part of the still-forming ownership group, though they are not ready to publicly come forward until the team is in fact for sale.

"I think the goal long term is not to stop with myself or Garvey," Hershiser told ESPNLosAngeles.com after the Angels 3-1 win over the Dodgers Sunday night in Anaheim.

"I think the goal long term is to convince the people that are alongside us that this is to build Dodger tradition and regain the trust of the fans. And of course any significant Dodger names we would love to reach out to."

Garvey described the the silent partners as "an All-Star group" who prefer to stay silent at this time because of their status and ongoing affiliation with the team.

With at least eight houses in his estate, Frank McCourt still has more sofa cushions under which to look for change, I assume. But who knows, maybe Steve and Orel can pick up some more backers. I'm in for at least $20 (and an expired coupon for mini-sirloin burgers).


Greg Hao said...

Why you gotta be a hater Steve Sax? Didn't you read that Orel was literally gushing with the idea that it's going to be oversubscribed?!?!

Fuck, I know I'm selling my kidneys in order to sign up with PROVEN "business" leaders like Garvey and Hershiser!!!

That said, while I have no love for Frank McCourt, Garvey comes off as a particularly asshole kinda guy for continuing to be on the payroll of the Dodgers while literally tossing his boss under the bus.

Steve Sax said...

Hmm, am I drinking the Haterade? Let me think about this, Greg...