Major League Baseball has unanimously approved the heavily leveraged sale of LA-s losing team to a real estate developer from Boston, Massachusetts. Frank McCourt paid $430 million, the highest price in baseball history, and says he-ll spend whatever it takes for the Dodgers to win the World Series. As to the controversy over the stadium in Chavez Ravine, built by the O'Malley family when they brought the team to Los Angeles more than 40 years ago, McCourt said his hallmark as a parking lot owner in Boston has been good relations with the surrounding neighborhood. We talk about the Dodgers as an LA institution and the fate of Dodger Stadium with fans and skeptics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will California Be Left Out of the Presidential Race?
Before the New Hampshire primary, polls showed Howard Dean as the candidate of choice for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, Dean is counting on the lasting long enough to make California count. Democratic consultant Bill Carrick, who worked for Dick Gehpardt's campaign before the Missouri senator pulled out of the race, doubts that a Dean recovery is in the cards.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League Baseball's approval of Dodger sale
Del Olmo's recent article on (pending) sale
Howard Dean's campaign
KCRW Election Connection