We interrupt this public meltdown from the heat and recent woeful offensive performance by the Dodgers to bring praise. That’s right, to pay tribute, to offer controlled applause and to ever so carefully give accolades to … the Dodgers' new owners.
It’s hard, I know. Very difficult to have faith after you’ve been burned, to dip the toes back into the waters of trust and belief after Frank McCourt’s constant lies and ownership transgressions.
And, sure, the Guggenheim Baseball Management Group got off to a less than auspicious start when Magic Johnson sat next to McCourt at the season opener, they lied about McCourt receiving continued funding from the parking lots and refused to say who in their group owned exactly what piece of the Dodgers. All regrettable.
But they did say to “judge us by our actions,” and thus far, they’ve acted like the Bizarro McCourt.
They said they wanted to reenter the international market on players and did, highlighted by the $42 million spent to sign Cuba’s Yasiel Puig. They said they wanted to keep their core and signed Andre Ethier to an $85-million extension.