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The Dodgers probably need a team spokesman

May 8, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

New Los Angeles Dodgers owners Patton, Jr., Kasten,Walter, Johnson, Guber and Boehly pose after a news conference to announce the new ownership of the Major League Baseball team at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Because when Magic Johnson and Mark Walter say things about the team, they aren’t always truthful:

Neither Johnson nor Mark Walter, the Dodgers’ chairman, attended the meeting as promised. That left Kasten to answer for the comments Johnson and Walter made at last week’s news conference, when they pointedly said McCourt would make no money from the Dodgers beyond any future development of the stadium property.

“I regret we left that impression,” Kasten said.

He regrets it because it was totally and 100% wrong.

Look, this is a minor little business thing that 99.9% of the fans won’t give a rip about. But hopefully the new owners will learn quickly that candor will do wonders for them. And, if the fans don’t trust you, they’re not gonna give the product you put on the field the benefit of the doubt.

  1. ajcardsfan - May 8, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    So much for no more Frank McCourt talk

  2. Utley's Hair - May 8, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Spokespeople aren’t what I would call 100% honest, either, just more adept at spinning.

    • paperlions - May 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

      Exactly. And spinning, by its very definition is lying as it is an attempt to present the truth as something other than it is…

      • Utley's Hair - May 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

        Great…now I have this stuck in my head….

    • biasedhomer - May 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      I prefer it straight forward though

      • Utley's Hair - May 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

        Yeah…good luck with that.

  3. Old Gator - May 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    How long will it be before technology permits Skynet to send a terminator back about fifty years to whack McCourt in his sandbox?

    • Utley's Hair - May 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      You’re looking for hope with Scrooge, aren’t you?

      • Old Gator - May 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

        Not without the due diligence of a beta test.

  4. bigjimatch - May 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    This is not going to end well.

  5. AlohaMrHand - May 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Magic might wanna sell his stake in the team pretty soon.

  6. ltzep75 - May 8, 2012 at 5:18 PM


    I must say that I am saddened by your decision to deprive us of the sad McCourt pic that we have come to know and love. I would also have welcomed the McCourt pic where he has a shit eating grin on his face. Either of the following would have sufficed:

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