With the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt
filing for bankruptcy on Monday, I think its safe to say that the
Dodgers have hit rock bottom. With the Dodgers looking like they are
going to be up for sale sooner rather than later, the question instantly
goes to, who? My first instinct (as probably many others) went directly
to Mark Cuban.
Fresh off his first NBA Championship and probably his most quite post season I think that Cuban is the answer for a team that
has been through hell and back in the past couple of years between the
divorce and some really bad signings that didn't help them. I think that
the Dodgers have to sell sooner rather than later because this is all
just hurting the organization and they are losing money and interest of their fans. The Dodgers were averaging 43,979 last season and they are
already down to 36,074 per game now. This isn't Cuban's first rodeo in
that department as when he bought the Mavs in 2000 their attendance
averaged just about 16,500 per game and in the next season it jumped up
to and average of 19,500 per game. This guy will put people in their
seats and will make this team (or any MLB team) very competitive in the
The question is, why
doesn't the MLB or any MLB team want him? I can't answer that. I guess
maybe he is a loud mouth and likes to be hands on with his team. Since
when is that a bad thing?
All I can say
that if I was a Pittsburgh or another small market team I would give
just about anything to bring this guy in. He will spend money and pay
for big name players to try and bring wins and championships to your
city. If you are LA, doesn't that sound a lot better than what the hell
is going on there now?
I think so.