And then they played a preseason baseball game, not that anyone was paying much attention.
The Dodgers’ focus Wednesday wasn’t on the field, which it turned out was mostly a good thing, but on that little bit of news that Magic Johnson’s group would be the team’s next owner. Have you ever seen a player throw confetti on the field?
Maybe the Dodgers were still finding their legs after reveling in the ownership news, but they went rather quietly to the evil Giants, 4-1, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Dodgers started only two regulars, James Loney and Mark Ellis, and were held scoreless for five innings by the renowned Yusmeiro Petit, a Venezuelan right-hander who spent the past two seasons in the minors.