With word that LA Marathon founder Bill Burke is leading a bid of $1.2 billion to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt, there is finally some off-the-field optimism from fans that their unhappy marriage with McCourt may be ending soon.
It can’t come soon enough, as Burke, the husband of former L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Burke, is the face of a bid that could include both Chinese and American investors, although Burke's actual financial stake is up for debate.
Considering the team has played much better over the last few weeks, the news is promising, and it poses a question: Who would the fans love to see replace McCourt?
Just to clarify—these are folks who I think fans would immediately embrace as owners. Some have already stated they may not be interested or their bids have fallen through, but this is mere speculation on the pulse of who the fans would like if there was no obstacle to ownership.
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