Skip to comments.MAGIC JOHNSON WINS AUCTION FOR DODGERS!
Posted on 03/27/2012 8:21:24 PM PDT by doug from upland
Magic Johnson Wins Auction for Dodgers Basketball legend Magic Johnson led a group that won an auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, marking the final chapter of in a soap-opera style saga for the legendary franchise.
Ron Cey was at third base, Russell at short, Lopes at second and Garvey at first. One of the best infields of all times!
It was Cey, Lopes, Russell, Garvey.
I was there in 1982 when Cey and Yeager hit back to back HRs in the bottom of the 7th in almost the identical spot in left center to beat Guidry 2-1. Saw Koufax pitch his first no hitter against the Mets.
From Seinfeld— “No parking lot for you!”
Frank McCourt will still own the parking lots, so I and many other fans still won’t be going to any games.
Billy Grabarkewitz played 3rd base...
Btw, I could never figure out how the Reds and Braves were "West" teams. Or why the Cubs were "East"
“No matter which team you are currently rooting for, the roster will change so much in the next 3 years that even if you are a season ticket holder, you’ll need to buy a program so you know who’s playing on your TEAM.”
That is so true in all professional sports! It is almost impossible to root for a team these days. For goodness sakes don’t get attached to any player - you will almost always lose out. Great for them and the money - no good for fans at all...
Interesting. I was always a pro sports fan. My interest in Baseball died when that great dodgers era ended. I had enjoyed all that team interaction especially Monday, Yeager, Russell and that penguin guy at third ... not to mention LaSorda and Valenzuela.
I grew up a 49er faithful. So, my football watching days ended when the Walsh/Montana dynasty faded.
My basketball heroes were always the Celtics and after the great Bird/Johnson rivalry, there was really nothing that got me excited enough to watch any more of that stuff either.
It seems the sports that draw my attention the most are where individuals have a make or break situation to get their checks; golf, tennis and pro cycling are more fun for me to follow now.
No need to move the team to Mexico. Mexifornia already moved in on the team two decades ago.
I lost interest in the Dodgers when Duke Snider retired.
“Johnson has a reputation as a capable businessman. This could be good development for the Blue Crew.”
It is going to be tough to get out from under that debt. He dug himself a huge hole by grossly overpaying by half a billion.
My parents were at that game.
I was there when Drysdale set the record for shutout innings.
I saw the Dodgers beat the Reds on a Johnny Bench error!
I saw two security guards rough up a roudy fan in a back area of the stadium (they didn’t see me watching them from above).
I saw Manny Mota make about a million game winning hits or long outs with a man on third.
Vinny (and Chick across town) were the soundtracks of my youth.
Ever see a chicken running around the outfield?
I’m still iffy. When to almost every game whenever the M’s visited during the interleague games and the stadium is a La Raza convention. If you every sit in the wrong seats, you might end up like Bryan Stow.
besebol be very good to ju?
Reds fan also...long time one... ;)
Are you talking about Koufax?
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