Mark Teixeira to Alyssa Milano: 'Is it true you are buying the Dodgers? :) '
The increasingly likely prospect that the divorce between Frank and Jamie McCourt could result in a sale of the Dodgers has sparked interest in who might be interested in buying the team. Check out this Twitter conversation between New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and the beautiful and talented actress Alyssa Milano, who is a fiercely loyal Dodgers fan.
The conversation starts with this fan tweet to Milano: "check out NYY Mark Teixeira and the great work he's doing with the youth of East Harlem at Harlem RBI. www.dreamteam25.org"
Teixeira's response: "Thanks for the support! If I had as many followers as @Alyssa_Milano, the home for Harlem RBI would be built already."
Milano jumps into the conversation: "How can I help?"
She tweets, to her 1.6 million followers: "The awesome @teixeiramark25 is raising money for kids in Harlem. Check out www.dreamteam25.org #MLB"
Teixeira: "Thanks for helping out kids in Harlem! Is it true you are buying the Dodgers? :) "
Milano: "Not unless you're giving me the money to buy them."
Teixeira: "Fair enough, let me talk to my people. #Dodgers and #Yankees had a lot of good battles in the past, maybe again in 2011?"
How expensive is a baseball team? If Teixeira were to put every penny of his $180-million contract into buying the Dodgers, he might be able to afford just 20% of the team, assuming a sale price of about $900 million.
-- Bill Shaikin
Photo: Alyssa Milano. Credit: Peter Kramer / AP