After failing in a bid to buy back the Dodgers, the team the O'Malley name was synonymous with for nearly half a century, Peter O'Malley and his family are contemplating a bid to buy the San Diego Padres.
"We are thinking about it," O'Malley told The Times on Tuesday.
O'Malley declined to discuss what his role would be should his family succeed in buying the Padres. But it appears unlikely that he would be a full-time chief executive, as he would have been had the Dodgers bid been successful.
His nephew, Tom Seidler, and his son, Kevin O'Malley, lead a family partnership that owns the Visalia Rawhide of the Class-A California League. As president of the club, Seidler has revitalized the Rawhide, working with the city on ballpark renovations and posting three consecutive years of record attendance.
Seidler grew up at Dodger Stadium, as the grandson of Walter O'Malley, who moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. In his first job, at 16, Seidler was a parking lot attendant at Dodger Stadium.