The day has finally come where Frank McCourt is no longer the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After last year’s nightmare of a season with fans calling for McCourt’s head and players thinking about a future with another ball club, the resolution has finally come to fruition with a familiar face and smile taking over from here on out.
There’s been a lot of debate over the last year or so on that should buy and ultimately take over as the owner for the storied MLB franchise. Flamboyant owner of the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, was in the running for quite some time and appeared to be the right choice in terms of turning this team around financially and on the field. With the Mavs being the perfect example of what he could do, it was hard to argue that Cuban wasn’t a good fit in Los Angeles.
Despite Cuban getting a lot of support from Dodgers fans to buy the team and become the new owner, the outspoken NBA owner wasn’t in the running for long and the clear favorite afterwards was Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson.
Even though Johnson wasn’t the sole contributor like Cuban, the Lakers legend was an ideal fit as he still plays a big part in L.A. and remains a fan favorite, and well-liked businessman. With that being said, Johnson’s group was able to come up with $2.15 billion to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt and start a new era of Dodgers baseball in the City of Angels.
Needless to say, many Dodgers fans are rejoicing and looking forward to the MLB regular season with a new look and new attitude towards winning in the city of Los Angeles.
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