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Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:19 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Walt Disney Company used to own the Angels, now the Disney family wants to own the Dodgers.

The family of the late Walt Disney has partnered with Stanley Gold in an attempt to buy the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Roy Disney, nephew of Walt Disney, would own the team as a private investment, not connected to the Walt Disney Co. Gold is the chairman of Burbank-based Shamrock Holdings. Gold and Roy Disney made a public push to out Michael Eisner as the chief executive of the Walt Disney Co.  in 2004.

The Walt Disney Company sold the Angels to Arte Moreno for $180 million in 2003.

While Frank McCourt made a mess out of the Dodgers, the number of groups lining up to bid on the team seems to assure McCourt will make a tidy profit out of his 2004 purchase of the Dodgers. McCourt bought the team for $430 million from NewsCorp and the sale price will likely top $1 billion -- with some estimates reaching $1.6 billion. Other groups of bidders include Magic Johnson, Joe Torre and Peter O'Malley, while Mark Cuban could also get involved.

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Comments

Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:47 pm
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

now thats funny stuff



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

Disney won world series w/ halos...all about the jewelry!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

Well, since the Dodgers have somehow gotten a deseased owner to come back and save them, maybe they will contend after all. Can they also bring back Walt Alston as manager, and maybe Hodges, Campy, and Jackie Robinson, too ? Maybe Ronald Reagan might throw out the first pitch...

...and they might want to consider also bringing back a proofreader for the CBS's wizards that spin off this stuff.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers



kookfhastouk
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:37 am
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Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:22 am
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

Roy Disney passed away 2 years ago.

This just in... Tupac is also interested in bidding for the dodgers to block Biggie who is trying to move them back to Brooklyn!



Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:16 am
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

Ok, there is precedent here as it pertains to the Disney family owning a baseball team.  During the span of time they owned the Angels, the Angels basically ... um ... SUCKED!!! (no need to mince with words). 

And now we are talking about them owning the Dodgers?

Personally, I could care less since I am not an Angel fan.  But I would simply like to register my disapproval for what looks to be the making of another mediocre ownership team. 

Don't we have enough of these already? 



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:20 am
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

How appropriate, since the Dodgers have become a Mickey Mouse operation since 1989. They should bring in Pluto as the GM and Dumbo as the Manager. For the team, the 7 Dwafts and Donald Duck.



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:38 am
 

Report: Disney family to bid on Dodgers

I can see the Dodgers wearing 4-fingered gloves and big shoes and not allowed to speak when fans are around.  And all equipment is bought from Acme?



LoveSONG
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:42 am
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