Frank McCourt really knows how to get Dodgers fans all giddy
So our boy, Frank McCourt, said even if the Dodgers weren’t under financial duress, these are the kinds of players who would make up the team.
That McCourt, he’s a regular PR machine. Yep, that’ll get the faithful all excited again. Hope they have extra staff available at the season ticket windows today.
He told The Times’ Dylan Hernandez even if everything were simply heavenly, these Dodgers are the kind of team he would field.
"Yeah, I think we have a very, very good team," McCourt said.
Why, if those 19-21 Dodgers get a little better, they might be equal to their payroll -- 12th biggest in Major League Baseball!
Which might be swell if you were the 12th biggest market in the country. Note to McCourt: You currently live in Los Angeles, second-biggest market in the U.S. of A.
This despite the franchise being a financial disaster at the moment and still having 2½ years left on its existing TV contract. Still, if Selig would only approve the next deal, McCourt would increase the team payroll to baseball’s upper echelons?
Nope, he wouldn’t commit to that either.
I said, get that extra man power at the ticket windows immediately!
He can’t even tap dance well. He gets his 17-year "media transaction" and his nearly $300 million up front and you get the same caliber team. Oh, the heart races.
At this rate, he could get his 17-year deal and maybe make it all the way to the eighth season without being unable to make payroll and running back to Fox asking for its newest and greatest lifeline.
Have no fear, though, you will recognize the quality of the team. And season tickets are still available.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt comments on his meetings with Major League Baseball to oversee the team's daily operations on April 29, 2011. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / AP