So Magic Johnson is in, Frank McCourt is out and Dodgers fans will be flocking back to Chavez Ravine in 2012. Right?
That's got to be the assumption, isn't it? Johnson is part of the ownership group that won the right to purchase the Dodgers from McCourt on Tuesday night. And everyone in L.A. loves Magic, with that trademark smile and all those NBA championship rings he won with the "Showtime"-era Lakers.
Plus, pretty much everyone in L.A. hates McCourt; at least that's the way it has seemed the last couple of years as he drove the team into bankruptcy and the fans away from the stadium.
But is the ownership change enough to heal old wounds and bring back the fans? Keep in mind that as beloved as Johnson is, he is only a minority owner in the team. If the deal closes as expected, the controlling owner would be Mark Walter, chief executive officer of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company.