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Friday, March 01, 2013

Nightengale: Dodgers president and owner predict a dynasty

More foresight and less Forsythe…as Dodgers president Stan Kasten and CEO Mark Walter open up.

Kasten and Walter can’t believe someone was idiotic enough to let Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax part ways with the organization, and they’ve done everything in their power to make sure he never leaves again.

“I’m not public-relations oriented,” Walter says, “but why would anybody have alienated him? You mean there was a rift between him and the Dodgers? He’s not just a great guy, but a corporate asset.

“So I asked, ‘Well, how do we get him back? You sit down and talk to him. If you’re not a jerk, he likes you. And the fans are so crazy about him.”

Walter hates to lose, and when annoyed, will text Kasten. Kasten really hates to lose, and paces. It makes it almost impossible for them to watch a game together.

“There was a point when the Colorado Rockies were on the verge of having the worst pitching staff in the history of Major League Baseball,” Walter said. “We couldn’t score off them. I was like, ‘Really? So what does that say? They’re the worst pitchers, and we can’t hit them, so that makes us the worst batters?’

“I don’t mind losing, but come on, can’t we get a hit now and then?”’

...Pardon Walter for being a bit confused. He lives and works in Chicago, and is a Cubs season-ticket holder. He had no idea season tickets could possibly be available.

“I’m getting some numbers early on,” Walter says, “and I say, ‘What do you mean these tickets aren’t sold?’ You’ve got to stand in line to get a Cubs season ticket. It’s like, ‘How the hell does that happen? Chicago is just one-third of the size of L.A.’ We’re going to change that.”

Repoz Posted: March 01, 2013 at 05:38 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zenbitz Posted: March 01, 2013 at 11:46 AM (#4378332)
Dodgers: Putting the "nasty" back in "Dynasty"
   2. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: March 01, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4378337)
If they keep spending obscene amounts of money, it will probably happen.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 01, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4378343)
Chicago is just one-third of the size of L.A.’


Metro Chicago is about 2/3 the size of metro LA, not 1/3. I'd also be curious to see a breakdown of Cubs+White Sox season ticket sales vs. Dodgers+Angels sales.

Also, Dodger Stadium has about 15,000 more seats than Wrigley. I don't know about the number of season tickets available, but if its constant with totals seats then the Cubs have a lot fewer to sell.
   4. GregD Posted: March 01, 2013 at 12:07 PM (#4378350)
I predict a riot
   5. Into the Void Posted: March 01, 2013 at 12:20 PM (#4378358)
How can you not like a guy that refers to Sandy Koufax as a "corporate asset?"
   6. SG Posted: March 01, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4378373)
If they keep spending obscene amounts of money, it will probably happen.


Not if they keep spending it poorly.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 01, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4378395)
Dodgers president and owner predict a dynasty

I can't wait until Don Mattingly and Tommy Lasorda have a catfight, and tumble together into the lily pond.
   8. pthomas Posted: March 01, 2013 at 02:59 PM (#4378487)
The shark has been jumped.
   9. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: March 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM (#4378540)
Nightengale: Dodgers president and owner predict a dynasty

...in San Francisco.
   10. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: March 01, 2013 at 04:11 PM (#4378552)
Pride goes before the fall.
   11. Tippecanoe Posted: March 01, 2013 at 04:16 PM (#4378561)
There was a point when the Colorado Rockies were on the verge of having the worst pitching staff in the history of Major League Baseball


False. They weren't even last in the NL in ERA+ (they were 13th).
   12. Walt Davis Posted: March 01, 2013 at 04:24 PM (#4378575)
Walter hates to lose

True

will text Kasten.

not in a stalking way, honest.

Pardon Walter for being a bit confused

Y'all are used to that by now.

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