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08:16 AM ET 04.23 | Steve Garvey, one of the most popular players in Dodgers history, said Friday that he has teamed with billionaire business magnate Ron Burkle in an investment group that would like to buy the team. Commissioner Bud Selig seized control of the Dodgers this week, dramatically increasing the chances the team eventually would be sold. In that event, Garvey said, he believes his baseball background and Burkle's business acumen could help the Dodgers reclaim their place among baseball's elite franchises.

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April 23, 2011  08:28 AM ET

What's with the fancy ascot, Garvs?

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April 23, 2011  09:35 AM ET

"Garvey said, he believes his baseball background and Burkle's business acumen..."

Ah, I think he means His baseball background and Burkle's checkbook.

April 23, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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"Garvey said, he believes his baseball background and Burkle's business acumen..."Ah, I think he means His baseball background and Burkle's checkbook.

Burkle's checkbook helped Mario with The Pens.

DO it again!!

April 23, 2011  10:14 AM ET
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Burkle's checkbook helped Mario with The Pens.DO it again!!

He is part owner of the Penguins. I thought MLB would not allow someone to move in who was an owner in another sport? Like Mark Cuban.

April 23, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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He is part owner of the Penguins. I thought MLB would not allow someone to move in who was an owner in another sport? Like Mark Cuban.

Not sure. Maybe MLB just doesn't want Cuban??


But a former Dodger Player being part owner would be a good thing.

April 23, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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He is part owner of the Penguins. I thought MLB would not allow someone to move in who was an owner in another sport? Like Mark Cuban.

Not sure if that's a rule or not. John Henry owns the Sox and an English Soccer team?

April 23, 2011  10:31 AM ET
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Not sure if that's a rule or not. John Henry owns the Sox and an English Soccer team?

Plus doesn't Mike Ilitch own the Red Wings and Tigers?

April 23, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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Plus doesn't Mike Ilitch own the Red Wings and Tigers?

You are right. I guess they just did not want Cuban.

April 23, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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You are right. I guess they just did not want Cuban.

IMO he'd make a great owner.

April 23, 2011  11:00 AM ET
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IMO he'd make a great owner.

He would spend the money and bring some excitement to a team. Too many owners pocket their luxury tax and revenue shared money then cry small market. They are cheating their fans.

April 23, 2011  11:28 AM ET
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Burkle's checkbook helped Mario with The Pens.DO it again!!

Something needs to be done soon. The McCourt situation isn't going to get any better anytime soon.

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April 23, 2011  11:47 AM ET
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He would spend the money and bring some excitement to a team. Too many owners pocket their luxury tax and revenue shared money then cry small market. They are cheating their fans.

Amen!!

April 23, 2011  11:48 AM ET
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Something needs to be done soon. The McCourt situation isn't going to get any better anytime soon.

DA BEARS!!!!

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April 23, 2011  12:05 PM ET
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more like DA SOX

They're playing like your fantasy team....

April 23, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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DA BEARS!!!!

DA BEARS!!!

 
April 23, 2011  12:49 PM ET
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Melman, what's going on?

Not too much... long week at work, so I'm enjoying a nice quiet Saturday afternoon which will hopefully carry through the rest of the weekend.

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