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Frank McCourt Almost Bought the Angels

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A fantastic summary of the entire Dodgers McCourt escapade brings up the chilling, if already reported, fact: In 2003, Frank McCourt almost bought the Angels. McCourt wanted to make a nothing-down offer for the Angels, eventually purchased by billboard magnate Arte Moreno for $180 million. McCourt didn’t have much more cash on his third try, bidding for a Dodgers team (then) considered more than twice as valuable as the Angels... (Fox) executives estimated he wouldn’t have the financial resources to wrest the Dodgers TV rights from Fox and start his own (network). Find me a scarier proposition this Halloween than FrankenJamie owning the Angels...

"Who would you rather have owning your team right now: a baseball-obsessive, mustachioed Vietnam...

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"Who would you rather have owning your team right now: a baseball-obsessive, mustachioed Vietnam vet who has vowed to take over the city, or a Boston real estate developer with less money than everybody thought, hanging on to his half of his estate for dear life? Someday, you might have to ask someone at an LA sports bar to turn on the Dodgers game."

Will Leitch's MLB 2010 preview via Deadspin

Dodgers McCourt Separating From Wife

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The curse of Steve Perry and Journey has hit Boston's most famous West Coast couple. Word on the street is "IT WILL NOT BE AMICABLE"...

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