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Dodgers Web musings: Dodgers-for-sale edition

November 3, 2011 |  2:05 pm

That was some kind of 24 hours for the Dodgers, what with Frank McCourt finally facing the music and deciding to sell the team.

There were all kinds of reaction, plus added news items that kept coming throughout the day, topped off with former team owner Peter O’Malley wanting the team back.

Here are some of the other highlights from a busy day of Dodgers’ news:

-- The Times’ T.J. Simers warns that fans shouldn’t be so excited about McCourt’s demise that they gladly welcome just any owner.

-- Dylan Hernandez of The Times writesabout  how the looming sale has left the Dodgers with an uncertain offseason.

-- Hernandez also has Matt Kemp saying he doesn’t know what effect the ownership sale will have on his contract situation, but he still wants to return.

-- The Times’ Bill Shaikin looks at the possibility of Time-Warner or Fox bidding for the team.

-- The Time’s Bill Dwyre thinks it’s time to give  Commissioner Bud Selig some props for pushing McCourt out.

-- Former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire said he’s in a group that wants to bid on the team.

-- Former Times national baseball writer Ross Newhan said the  owner search should start and stop with Dennis Gilbert.

-- The Times’ Steve Lopez thinks you could grab a guy off the street and he'd prove to a better owner than McCourt.

-- Yahoo Sports has Fox’s Greta Van Susteren begging Donald Trump to make a bid. He’s noncommittal, unless the Chinese are serious.

And if you're up for the whole interview, here's the video. Dodgers come up about the 9-minute mark:


-- The Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth has the latest on an L.A. based effort for citizen ownership.

-- The Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore said Commissioner Bud Selig owes it to Los Angeles to get the next Dodgers owner right.

-- Red Sox owner Tom Werner issues a non-denial denial on his interest in owning the Dodgers.

-- ESPN/LA’s Ramona Shelburne salutes the fans for helping to drive out McCourt.

-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman has a checklist for the new owner.

-- Paul Oberjuerge has his own curious list of potential owners he thinks would serve the Dodgers better than McCourt.

-- Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports writes that  McCourt wasted two years in finally coming to his senses and deciding to sell.

-- Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal believes the Dodgers now have a bright future.

-- CBS Sports’ Ray Ratto reminds that McCourt’s replacement will ultimately have to be approved by the same man who gave us McCourt: Selig.

-- Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann says Selig’s ability to take over the Dodgers and in effect kick out McCourt will not go unnoticed by the other 29 owners.

-- Mike Petriello of MikeSciosciasTragicIllness wonders who hasn’t shown sudden interest in purchasing the Dodgers.

-- The Register's Howard Cole thinks Orel Hershiser should divorce himself from the Steve Garvey group.

-- And if Mark Cuban thinks $1 billion is out of line for the Dodgers, wait until he reads Forbes’ Maury Brown speculating the final price could hit $1.5 billion.


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-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers Vice President Al Campanis, left, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, center, Dodgers Owner Peter O'Malley, right center, and Manager Tom Lasorda pose with the World Series championship trophy following the Dodgers World Series victory on Oct. 28, 1981. Credit: Associated Press