Numerous groups are vying for the rights to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles. The Dodgers were recently put on Craigslist by owner Frank McCourt after failing to sell the team during a garage sale. Following a brief stint on Ebay, the highest bid was lower than the postage, so McCourt pulled the franchise off the table at the last minute.
The Dodgers offer a great deal of historic significance as well as the prestige of owning a Major League Baseball franchise. However, they are gutted to the core, rely on Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp on the field, recently had many prospects falter and the best news of the 2011 season was finding out the guy brutally assaulted in the parking lot did not die. But McCourt is not deterred: he recently included free beer in August for the new owner of the franchise, potentially a 4 Miller Lite a night value absolutely free!*
*The stadium has a maximum amount of beers allowed per customer that is non-negotiable.
Baseball icon Joe Torre is reportedly part of an ownership group, as well as Mark Cuban and six guys pooling their cash at a local Denny’s. McCourt will have his accountants check the money to verify it, then confirm with Bud Selig who must approve the sale.
UPDATE 1: Frank McCourt has sold the team to the SIX BEST BUDDIES group of the Denny’s in Van Nuys. The sale is being verified…
UPDATE 2: Yup he’s gone. McCourt just took the cash and ran away. He’s gone.