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08:16 AM ET 06.06 | Orel Hershiser, who lives in Las Vegas, may be willing to place his bets on the Dodgers. Steve Garvey has worked to assemble a team of people with the wish of purchasing the Dodgers if the team goes on sale, and Garvey added Hershiser to his team, which is now called the Garvey-Hershiser Group. Major League Baseball already has seized the Dodgers and is running the day-to-day business operations of the club. The team could go on sale if team owner Frank McCourt is unable to make the next payroll, but he's made the past two payrolls under a cloud of uncertainty. Hershiser, the popular former Dodger and 1988 World Series MVP, would give Garvey's group instant name recognition and baseball experience from on and off the field and inside the television booth.

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June 6, 2011  08:22 AM ET

What is it with these former players and groups? Wait another 15 years and these ex players won't need groups.

June 6, 2011  09:12 AM ET

The dodgers should just turn payroll over to the USC Boosters. They never miss and always pay on time.

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June 6, 2011  10:05 AM ET

Why should I care when no one in LA does?

June 6, 2011  10:11 AM ET

This is what happens when MLB tries to take care of their mistakes. They screwed McCourt out of the Red Sox - thank God - and then tried to make good my handing him the Dodgers. He traded parking lots on the Boston waterfront to pay off News Corp. Do you think Mark Cuban would have these kind of issues? Cuban may be nuts, but he wouldn't miss payroll and run the team into the ground.

June 6, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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Why should I care when no one in LA does?

Because we are a caring Nation. It is what we are.

June 6, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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Maybe these guys would care more for the actual ball club instead of their own self interests.

I wouldn't expect anything less than first class from The Bulldog. He'd be great involved at the ownership level.

June 6, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Um, Steve Garvey needs name recognition? With Dodger fans?? Really???

June 6, 2011  10:35 AM ET

There is nothing more important in the running of a near billion dollar sports franchise than the experience, "inside the television booth." What? That counts for what?

June 6, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This is what happens when MLB tries to take care of their mistakes. They screwed McCourt out of the Red Sox - thank God - and then tried to make good my handing him the Dodgers. He traded parking lots on the Boston waterfront to pay off News Corp. Do you think Mark Cuban would have these kind of issues? Cuban may be nuts, but he wouldn't miss payroll and run the team into the ground.

You're getting rid of one gas bag and now you want another?

June 6, 2011  10:42 AM ET

Couldn't find two ex-Dodgers with cleaner images. They need to be well-financed and if so would turn the image around very quickly.

June 6, 2011  11:18 AM ET

Shoulda stayed in Brooklyn ya Bums.

June 6, 2011  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Because we are a caring Nation. It is what we are.

Oh really! tell that to the 10 million homeless Americans or better yet to the 50 million whom don't have Health Insurance.

caring nation not by a long shot.

June 6, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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Um, Steve Garvey needs name recognition? With Dodger fans?? Really???

no he needs $$$$. if another star player helps that great. Until the truly rich generation of players retires (Jeters, A-Roid's, Howard's of the world) the player's groups will all be about adding credibility to real money bidders

June 6, 2011  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This is what happens when MLB tries to take care of their mistakes. They screwed McCourt out of the Red Sox - thank God - and then tried to make good my handing him the Dodgers. He traded parking lots on the Boston waterfront to pay off News Corp. Do you think Mark Cuban would have these kind of issues? Cuban may be nuts, but he wouldn't miss payroll and run the team into the ground.

Cuban...he has his own lawsuits and league fines to worry about.

June 6, 2011  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Shoulda stayed in Brooklyn ya Bums.

That is so old it is refreshing...

June 6, 2011  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Oh really! tell that to the 10 million homeless Americans or better yet to the 50 million whom don't have Health Insurance.caring nation not by a long shot.

Ignorant SOB...go look at other nations and tell me it isn't better here...pffft.

June 6, 2011  01:30 PM ET
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Couldn't find two ex-Dodgers with cleaner images. They need to be well-financed and if so would turn the image around very quickly.

The former Mrs. Garvey just might disagree with you on Steve Garvey's clean image. She wold think yes, the image may be clean, but the the actions weren't. Oh, well, what's a smelly divorce or two, what's the poorly timed naming of an elemantary school? Who ever thought sports were clean?

June 6, 2011  01:57 PM ET
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The former Mrs. Garvey just might disagree with you on Steve Garvey's clean image. She wold think yes, the image may be clean, but the the actions weren't. Oh, well, what's a smelly divorce or two, what's the poorly timed naming of an elemantary school? Who ever thought sports were clean?

I just don't understand why wives get upset when her husband wants to trade in a 40 for a couple of 20's! LOL

 
June 6, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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Oh really! tell that to the 10 million homeless Americans or better yet to the 50 million whom don't have Health Insurance.caring nation not by a long shot.

Take a bath, ya hippie.

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