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Monday, August 27, 2012

Keri: The Dodgers Make It Rain

“Someone asked Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten about the possibility of butting up against MLB’s very punitive luxury tax. “Mark and Magic don’t even ask me about that,” he said of his bosses’ instructions, or lack thereof.

Just like that, the Dodgers became the most dangerous team in baseball. Dangerous to other clubs in their ability to outspend the competition anytime they want. And dangerous to owners of baseball’s richest teams as well as the commissioner’s office, who risk having their excellent and wildly profitable scam exposed.”

Let’s pay those guys in quarters and make it HAIL.

staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: August 27, 2012 at 05:20 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4219726)
Just wondering: The Guggenheim group, where will it fall on the hawks/doves spectrum of relations with the players' union?
   2. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: August 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4219800)
Man, this ownership group is just a bunch of sailors on leave. I love it.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: August 28, 2012 at 03:37 AM (#4219842)
Jesus Christ, Dodgers...Brandon League??? Hire me. I can be reckless and a little smarter too.
   4. depletion Posted: August 28, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4219894)
Just like that, the Dodgers became the most dangerous team in baseball. Dangerous to other clubs in their ability to outspend the competition anytime they want. And dangerous to owners of baseball's richest teams as well as the commissioner's office, who risk having their excellent and wildly profitable scam exposed.

...soon they'll even be as dangerous as their parking lot.
   5. McCoy Posted: August 28, 2012 at 08:48 AM (#4219901)
“Someone asked Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten about the possibility of butting up against MLB’s very punitive luxury tax. “Mark and Magic don’t even ask me about that,” he said of his bosses’ instructions, or lack thereof.

If you don't win they'll most certainly ask your replacement about that.
   6. phredbird Posted: August 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM (#4219993)
magic johnson is stan kasten's boss? isn't he just a figurehead?
   7. God Posted: August 28, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4220542)
A figurehead who invested a hell of a lot of money in the team. So yeah, I guess that makes him Kasten's boss.
   8. Joe Kehoskie Posted: August 28, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4220562)
A figurehead who invested a hell of a lot of money in the team.

This is more speculation than fact. No one seems to know how much any of the named Dodgers owners actually invested. Despite all of the talk about Magic, Walter, et al., I'd be shocked if Guggenheim's investors didn't actually own a substantial majority of the team.
   9. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 28, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4220585)
Magic is there to be the face of ownership so he is kastens boss

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