For close to half a century, the O'Malley name was synonymous with the Dodgers. As the Dodgers prepare to welcome new owners, Peter O'Malley and his family are considering whether to try to buy the San Diego Padres.
"We are thinking about it," O'Malley told The Times on Tuesday.
O'Malley sold the Dodgers in 1998, followed into ownership by News Corp. and Frank McCourt. When McCourt put the team up for sale last year, O'Malley unsuccessfully tried to buy it back.
"Our family gave the Dodger pursuit everything we had," O'Malley said. "We were serious suitors. It didn't happen. I support the new owners, and I want them to do well."
Guggenheim Baseball, fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming team president Stan Kasten, agreed to buy the Dodgers for $2.15 billion, a world record price for a sports franchise. The sale was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court last Friday, and the transaction is scheduled to close April 30.