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  • Smile, it's Magic! What could go wrong? Well . . .

    Smile, it's Magic! What could go wrong? Well . . .
    It sounds so good. You trade Magic for McCourt and how can it be a bad deal? But then you know me, Clayton Kershaw goes eight wonderful innings and all I can think about is Jonathan Broxton warming up. I hear Magic Johnson's name and I'm wondering who...
  • Magic Johnson does realize Stan Kasten is an executive, right?

    Magic Johnson does realize Stan Kasten is an executive, right?
    Every time Magic Johnson and Guggenheim money-man Mark Walter give an interview about their group taking over the Dodgers, there is a familiar refrain: Stan Kasten is the baseball guy. Only is he? Kasten made his baseball name as a baseball...
  • O'Malley: Magic won't let Dodgers fans down

    O'Malley: Magic won't let Dodgers fans down
    Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, who made an unsuccessful bid to buy back the franchise his family ran for nearly half a century, said Wednesday he was delighted that a group fronted by Lakers legend Magic Johnson would become the new owner of the...
  • Thirteen Dodgers questions for the morning after Magic Johnson

    Thirteen Dodgers questions for the morning after Magic Johnson
    Is there such a thing as a nonalcoholic hangover? When you wake up and think, did that really happen last night? Oh, yes, it absolutely did. Magic Johnson’s group did buy the Dodgers. And if  you feel like Snoopy with your little happy feet...
  • Review: 'Calico Joe' by John Grisham hits for average

    John Grisham is to literature what Cheerios are to a rushed breakfast, something you buy in bulk and consume without too much thought. Honestly, I'm relieved when a new Grisham book doesn't weigh more than I do. Yet his newest work, "Calico Joe," is as...
  • If sold, how much would Yankees fetch?

    Upward to $3 billion Steve Gould Baltimore Sun An awful lot of money. We're talking way more than any American sports team has been sold for before. Forbes valued the Yankees at $1.85 billion in March, and the general belief among experts and analysts...
  • Steinberg: Yes, baseball is back

    There is something so comforting about hearing Vin Scully's dulcet tones announcing Dodger spring training games again. That same voice has symbolized continuity, history and hope since 1950. As long as Vinny is broadcasting, there is some familiar...
  • An Arizona spring training tour

    An Arizona spring training tour
    From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
  • Dodgers sale could prove downside of franchise inflation

    Dodgers sale could prove downside of franchise inflation
          Congratulations to Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and the rest of the new ownership group that just bought the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a reported $2 billion. They will bring the Dodgers out of bankruptcy and restore some stability...
  • Column: NFL stadium in Chavez Ravine? Well, we can dream

    An NFL stadium at Chavez Ravine? You can bet the new owners of the Dodgers will at least kick the tires on that idea. In fact, a league insider said the buyers had preliminary discussions with the NFL while doing their due diligence on the investment....
  • Small Wonders: The Frank McCourt cancer is gone at last

    Dear Frank, It pains me to write this. Last year I wrote to you, pleading with you to give us back our Los Angeles Dodgers and show yourself out of town. On behalf of all Angelenos who bleed Dodger blue, I implored you to do what you knew in your money-...