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Donald Trump’s son-in-law is a Dodgers bidder

Feb 8, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

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What would irk you more: if the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers were born in the 1980s, or if he was the son-in-law of Donald Trump?  What if he were both?

Jared Kushner, born into a prominent New York real estate family and son-in-law of Donald Trump, has emerged as a candidate in the bidding for the Dodgers.

Kushner, who became owner and publisher of the New York Observer in 2006, has played a key role in expanding the family business beyond real estate. At 31, he would be the youngest owner in Major League Baseball.

That, by the way, was either from a story in the Los Angeles Times, or else it was a pitch from a Disney movie called “Little Boss” or something.

And it’s not like Kushner’s father-in-law would be the only unseemly family member hanging out in the owners’ box on occasion.  Back in 2005, Kushner’s dad was sentenced to two years in prison for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering.

In other news, until the Dodgers actually sell, I’m going to assume this whole bidding process is a reality show.  Next week: Magic Johnson and Steven Cohen get in an argument and things get real as Steve Garvey reveals a dark secret.

  1. nogoodtomedead - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    He deserves everything he has. Entitlement and Los Angeles go hand in hand- seems like a perfect fit to me.


    San Francisco

    • koufaxmitzvah - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      Well, we are entitled to your water.

  2. stex52 - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Not too concerned about baseball owners.

    His father-in-law being President would irk me.

  3. The Rabbit - Feb 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    It only irks me when lucky sperm who were born on third base brag like they hit triples. (See: Trump, Donald)

  4. Utley's Hair - Feb 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Born rich, and then marries Ivanka Trump. Trickle down, my a$$.

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    I hope the Dodgers sell to the most squeaky-clean, reliable owner they can. Who that is, beats me.

    • granted42 - Feb 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      In the current era of class warfare, anyone with enough money to buy the Dodgers, (and the will to do it,) won’t be considered squeaky-clean or reliable, simply because they have enough money to buy the Dodgers.

  6. brewcrewfan54 - Feb 8, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    No way in hell MLB lets this kid buy the Dodgers.

  7. drunkenhooliganism - Feb 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    The only way that guy could look like more of a Jared Kushner is if he was wearing a Duke T-shirt.

  8. tashkalucy - Feb 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Honk Your Horn If You’ve Bid On The Dodgers!

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