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Oscar De La Hoya Interested in Buying Los Angeles Dodgers If on Sale

De La Hoya may not have a whole lot to smile about if he takes over the Dodgers, but in due time it could be a great investment.
De La Hoya may not have a whole lot to smile about if he takes over the Dodgers, but in due time it could be a great investment.Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Christopher ChavezAnalyst IISeptember 18, 2010

There has been buzz around the Major Leagues as to what the McCourts will be doing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A former Dodgers owner has joined in the talks as he makes a suggestion to the current ownership to sell the team. 

The McCourts are in the middle of a huge divorce, and this has created a mess within the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse. Joe Torre recently announced that he will be leaving the team and Don Mattingly will be taking over. But a managerial move is just a minor move that has to be made to this team. 

Should the McCourt family decide to sell the team, the new owner has to be dedicated to improving the team and restoring prosperity in one of California's most popular teams. Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya spoke on a radio show and expressed his interest in possibly becoming a part of the Dodgers' front office. 

He spoke on ESPN Los Angeles' radio show saying, "We are very, very interested. We would be on top of it. Hopefully something will come of it." He noted that a group of investors would not be hard to put together, when he would be ready to get an offer for the team together. 

De La Hoya has made a ton of money from his popularity and his boxing days. He would join a good group of celebrity team owners that includes Jay-Z, Usher, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez. Out of the people in that group, he is the one with the most sports experience. 

How well he knows baseball and how well he can manage a team's operations is still up in the air. If the money is on the table, De La Hoya is still a better option than staying with the McCourt family and having another year of bedlam on Chavez Ravine.

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