Dodger Bidding News:
- Forbes says that the minimum price is set at $1.5Billion.
A person familiar with the bidding says that given the initial offers being reviewed by Blackstone, the team’s investment bank, owner Frank McCourt will be able set a minimum price of $1.5 billion for the next round.
- Steve Dilbeck expands further, noting that cable companies are driving up the price. Leo Hinder, founder of the YES Network, is in on the bidding.
- Bill Shaikin notes that the Dodgers received more than 10 bids on the opening day of bidding.
- The Wall Street Journal puts together a brief report on the Dodger bidders.
- Tony Jackson notes that there are only 2 confirmed bidders, so far. He also indicates that various groups may be joining forces.
- CBS Sports also discusses bidders merging as one.
- True Blue LA lays down the odds- derby style.
- Santa Barabara Independent reports on the offer from Tom Barrack.
Part-time Santa Barbaran Tom Barrack, billionaire owner of Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch, is reportedly one of the top bidders for the L.A. Dodgers.
- Tucson Citizen does a great review of several Dodger bidders and their qualifications.
- The Baseball Professor ask, where does Dee Gordon rank amongst SS?
- Andre Ethier has some "unfinished business." via ESPN.
- Check out some great pics from the Supercross Series race at Dodger Stadium last weekend, via Geico Honda.
- High Heat Stats has a list of 50 of the most over-rated hitters in Baseball history. There are some Dodgers on this list, as well as many Hall of Famers.
- The collector in me says kudos. Guy collects all 1,850 PlayStation 2 game, leaves them sealed, via Oddity Central.
- Check out this 1860 painting of American boxer John Heenan painted right after a 42 round bare-knuckles fight, via The Telegraph.