"The new ownership of the Dodgers has revitalized the city, the team, the fans and myself," [Vin] Scully said. "I am so convinced of their great purpose and leadership that I eagerly look forward to joining them in pursuit of the next Dodgers championship."From the Dodgers official press release. Scully will not cut back further on his schedule, meaning he will announce all game in California and Arizona in his 64th season with the Dodgers. But I personally will hold out hope that he will agree to broadcast one other series, the Dodgers visit to Yankee Stadium next year. If the cost is one - heck, all - of the trips to Phoenix, I can certainly live with that.
Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin Source: #Dodgers sale has closed. McCourt era has ended.Bill Shaikin
"My prediction is, Dan, next year at this time, the way we're talking about the Angels, we'll be talking about the Dodgers as having that much money to spread around."Tom Verducci on The Dan Patrick Show
McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers. Team to be auctioned in bankruptcy court. More soon at latimes.com/sports.Bill Shaikin (via Twitter)
Though [Casey] Blake is listed as day to day and isn't scheduled for any medical examinations, Mattingly said in response to the news of his condition: "We should buy an MRI machine." In case you were wondering, the average MRI machine costs more than $1 million. Any expenditure of $5,000 or more has to be approved by Tom Schieffer, who is monitoring the Dodgers' day-to-day operations on behalf of the commissioner's office.Hilarious quote of the night, from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, taking Don Mattingly's joke about the Dodgers' injuries to a new level. Well played, Hernandez.
Logan White on Dodger Talk last nightLogan White was on Dodger Talk last night. Obviously he wasn't going to be revealing about who he might draft, and regular TBLA readers and commenters could have easily predicted most of the answers, despite Joe Block and Josh Suchon mostly asking the right questions. I though the most interesting thing White said was in response to being asked if his drafting decisions might be altered because he might be under different financial constraints and considerations, but White replied that he didn't think so and that he expected to draft in the same ways that he has before and select who they think is the best available player at each spot.