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Dodgers Web musings: OK, so not everyone wants to buy the Dodgers

August 8, 2011 |  2:40 pm

At least a couple of guys with deep pockets -- one with the deepest -- apparently will pass on purchasing the Dodgers should/when they come up for sale.

Mexico’s Carlos Slim, according to Forbes, is the richest man in the world. It has him pegged at being worth over $74 billion, Monday’s stock plunge notwithstanding.

And Slim has a historian’s knowledge of America’s pastime, something he shared with Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy Sunday at the Red Sox-Yankees game.

So naturally Shaughnessy got to wondering if Slim would be interested in owning a major-league team, particularly the Dodgers.

"No," said the billionaire. “I just want to buy tickets to games."

Locally, and well down the billionaire ladder, is Herb Simon ($1.4 billion), who lives in Malibu. The Beverly Hills Courier said Simon is also not interested.

Fear not, the Dilbeck Investment Group marches on. Currently up to my ’05 Accord and donations that include two used cars that need to be towed and an old Schwinn 10-speed.

Also on the Web:

-- Never say die! James Loney tells The Times’ Dylan Hernandez the Dodgers can still win the NL West.

-- The Times’ Jim Peltz writes the Dodgers stand to lose at least $27 million this season because of plummeting attendance.

-- In case you missed it, The Times' Bill Dwyre said Frank McCourt has worn out his welcome and it’s time to cease with the litigation and head out of town.

-- Hernandez on the end of Clayton Kershaw’s personal winning streak.

-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson said a 4-2 trip is a success, yet not the kind the Dodgers can afford.

-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman really wanted to believe that the three-game series against the Phillies starting Monday night could have meant something.

-- More from the Globe: Columnist Joan Vennochi said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has to share the failure for the seaport project to develop under McCourt.

-- The Riverside Press-Enterprise’s David Lassen looks at the job of Dodgers translator Kenji Nimura.

-- Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik shows that the Angels pay their ushers, janitors and ticket sellers more poorly than the Dodgers.

--’s Ken Gurnick credits new hitting coach Dave Hansen for an uptick in the offense.


McCourt seeks to keep malpractice claim on course

Why Dodgers' $27-million loss could be only the beginning

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Mexican businessman Carlos Slim attends the Boston Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park on Sunday. Credit: Adam Hunger / Reuters