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Fan’s opinion: Will Mark Cuban save the Dodgers?
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been embroiled in all sorts of drama as Frank and Jamie McCourt battle Bud Selig over the ownership of the Blue Crew. A large number of fans would like McCourt to be ousted as owner so that the Dodgers will no longer be used as an expensive account for the McCourts' lavish lifestyles.
Mark Cuban is not a new name is the mix of potential Dodger owners. Cuban is interesting because he is rich, motivated, and would potentially inject all the necessarily elements needed to return the Dodgers to prominence. Would Cuban be truly interested in the club? Is he interested in the Dodgers specifically, or would he want to stick with Texas teams? And, more important, would Major League Baseball let him in?
According to a recent interview, Cuban has an interest in owning a team. He has pursued a team before, but there seemed to be a sense that Bud Selig might not want an owner like Cuban. The NBA has learned that Cuban will speak his mind, and he isn't afraid to shake up the establishment. Based on the impression that has been put forth by Bud Selig over the years, Cuban may be exactly what the current commissioner does not want in the league.
The reality of the situation is that the league may be in a long, legal fight to wrestle the Dodgers away from the McCourts. Major League Baseball may need to take away the Dodgers in pieces, based on how McCourt has split up the assets. For now, Cuban has described the Dodgers' situation as "a mess." This is very accurate, and Cuban probably knows that there is no point in tipping his hand until the team is actually available for sale.
Mark Cuban is an intriguing possibility for the future, but, unfortunately, Dodger fans may need to wait quite some time before the club is even available for Cuban to buy. At the moment, Cuban can sit back and enjoy the fact that his Dallas Mavericks just won the NBA championship. Perhaps in the future, he will find that he has a craving for a World Series ring to go with his collection.
The author grew up in Seattle and is ultimately loyal to the Mariners, but now lives in Los Angeles and also roots for Dodger Blue.
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