September 16th, 2010, 06:57 PM #1
Peter O'Malley says Frank McCourt needs to sell the Dodgers (LA Times)
Dodgers: Peter O'Malley says Frank McCourt needs to sell the Dodgers - latimes.com
Truer words have not been spoken about the Dodgers, up to this point, by a person of his standing and respectability in the game of baseball.
Originally Posted by Peter O'Malley
Please! PLEASE!!! Come back and save our Dodgers, Mr. O'Malley!
September 16th, 2010, 07:33 PM #2
I guarantee you that Peter O'Malley today is more financially fit to own this team than Frank is. What a god damned mess.
September 16th, 2010, 07:46 PM #3
Peter O'Malley was not the same kind of owner as his father was.
September 16th, 2010, 10:26 PM #4
Frank IS the same kind of owner his wife was: TERRIBLE.
Originally Posted by Obejuan
September 17th, 2010, 02:02 AM #5
Yeah, but I'll take the O'Malley family TODAY over this cluster**** of ownership over the last twelve years.
Originally Posted by Obejuan
Just think about this, John...if O'Malley was still in charge, do you believe for one second that Mike Piazza would've been traded in his prime?
That Mike Scoscia would've been treated like **** causing him to find work down the road?
That the system would not be stocked with top-flight pitching every year?
That the money spent on scouting recently would be at the BOTTOM of all of Major League Baseball?
(Especially, the last three)
And, I really don't want to hear the "Well, the Dodgers have been in the palyoffs four of the last six years." aruguement. It's been a great ride, and all, the last two years especially. I'll admit this.
However, just like it can be argued that McNall's shenanigans can be attributed to Kings futility for the better part of decade after he "left", the same can be said for News Corp/McCourt: mortgage the future for quick fixes.
The Dodgers are being USED and ABUSED, and it shows at the most prominent levels of interest to the fans: on the field and in the front office. I can only imagine what it's like to be a Dodgers employee these days. The morale must be low throughout.
It breaks my heart, I tell you, to see this happen to the team I've loved since my earliest memories as a child.
Last edited by Doug Fresh; September 17th, 2010 at 02:05 AM.
September 17th, 2010, 06:59 AM #6
Originally Posted by Doug Fresh
Remember that Lopes, Garvey, and Cey were all traded or let go for cheaper talent and 82-Fox with the exception of 88 were some of the darkest years in franchise history.
I really think people are forgetting the teams with Darryl Strawberry, Mickey Hatcher, Offerman, etc. Claire was an awful GM.
I do hope the McCourts are forced to sell though.
Last edited by Genghis John; September 17th, 2010 at 08:44 AM.
September 17th, 2010, 09:18 AM #7
- Dodgers 6 seasons under Fox Entertainment Group:
502-463, .521 winning percentage, NO playoff appearances.
Also traded Mike Piazza in the prime of his career the season after he finished 2nd in the league for MVP.
- Dodgers 6.92 seasons under Frank McCourt:
585-534, .523 winning percentage, 4 playoff appearances (2 NLDS, 2 NLCS).
Spent $20M renovating the stadium in 2005 & plans (or was planning) to spend $500M building a Doyer Museum, shops, & restaurants around the stadium.
Besides not keeping this divorce low-pro, he is better than a lot of owners out there.
But any ways... Mark Cuban anyone?
Mark Cuban Would Love to Own Dodgers | NBC Los Angeles
Mark Cuban Should Buy The Los Angeles Dodgers | Facebook
Mark Cuban is now free to buy Dodgers - Los Angeles Times
September 17th, 2010, 09:32 AM #8
I have to admit that I am shocked to see the .521 winning percentage with Fox. I guess I didn't factor in the difference in the NL west back then. That was when SF was the power house and Bonds was in full Roid mode.
Originally Posted by Fisticuffs82
September 17th, 2010, 11:29 AM #9
September 18th, 2010, 11:10 AM #10
Those 70 people who voted no can all go **** themselves.