Tuesday, February 21, 2012

O'Malley Out

From "Peter O'Malley reportedly out as bidder for Dodgers" by Bill Shaikin at the LA Times:

Peter O'Malley has withdrawn his bid to buy the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Tuesday.

The decision means the O'Malley family will not reclaim the stewardship of the team it owned for nearly half a century, a span during which the Dodgers won all six of their World Series championships. [...]

One of the people familiar with the decision characterized it as strategic and said O'Malley and his family remain interested in helping to restore the pride and prominence of the Dodgers in any way possible. In that 2010 interview, O'Malley said he would be willing to assist new owners during a transition period.

So much for going back to the future, but O'Malley's bid always seemed like a longshot. Wouldn't mind seeing him rejoining the club in some advisory position, but here's guessing the new owner will have plenty of people offering him advice.

12 comments:

Neeebs * said...

Are the Sons still in the running, or did Pedro embezzle ALL the funds?

Steve Sax said...

@Neeebs: Orel told me you drank the rest of our SoSG savings at the softball tourney

Dusty Baker said...

Our bid was always highly leveraged, based on our projected softball winnings.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, man, from the headline I thought this meant he was coming out of the closet.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Not that there's a thing wrong with that. ^

Neeebs * said...

I blame Lasorda. Not that one. You know which one.

Neeebs * said...

I blame Lasorda. Not that one. You know which one.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh really?

Eugenio's Streak said...

Wait, you guys weren't betting on us to lose?

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

No, O'Malley.

Hideo Nomo said...

Finally! Jesus Christ...

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry to leave a brother hanging, Nomo. I was in a meeting and didn't get to this thread for awhile. Won't happen again.