…besides, y’know, his throwing like
BabaBooey a girl.With the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership in the untenable state of shared responsibility between the divorcing McCourts, a potential savior has emerged from the club’s glittering past. And he’s about as likely to play a pivotal role in the Dodgers’ future as Isiah Thomas is to someday own the New York Knicks, as the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin explains.
Steve Garvey (above, far right), one of the most popular players in Dodgers history, said Wednesday he has assembled an investment group that would like to buy the team.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to own a franchise,” Garvey said.
“There are some great treasures out there that people would love to buy, the Dodgers among them,” McCourt spokesman Steve Sugerman said. “But, like the Mona Lisa and the Pacific Ocean, the Dodgers aren’t for sale.”
In 2006, The Times reported that Garvey had fallen behind on bill payments for at least a decade, citing interviews and court records. Garvey said Wednesday he disputed elements of that report and in any case said it should not be relevant to whether he could organize a bid for the Dodgers in which he would not provide significant financing.
“It’s not as if I’m going to be the primary investor or I’m going to be the CFO,” he said.
Garvey said the group had explored the purchase of other sports franchises within the last year, without naming any of them.
“I believe we could make a very viable bid for any franchise,” Garvey said.