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New Dodgers owners begin era with a message to the fans

May 02, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • The Dodgers' ad with a message to fans.
The Dodgers' ad with a message to fans.

There it was on Page 3 of the Sports section of today's Los Angeles Times. With a Dodger blue backdrop, the new Dodgers owners delivered this message:

Dear Dodger Fans,

AS THE NEW OWNERS OF THE DODGERS, we accept this responsibility with great humility and appreciation.

This team is a community treasure. The title of ownership is merely a statement on paper. This team belongs to you. It belongs to everyone who has dared to love Dodger Baseball with a passion.

The Dodgers have built a tradition of excellence -- legends like Robinson and Newcombe, Koufax and Drysdale, Garvey, Cey, Lopes and Russell, Valenzuela and Hershiser, Alston and Lasorda, Scully and Jarrin.

The tradition of excellence continues with the Dodger greats of today. We are committed to building the next dynasty and strengthening Dodger pride.

We will preserve yesterday's traditions and create tomorrow's memories. Our leadership team will work tirelessly to make our great fans feel appreciated -- whether you come to Dodger Stadium or whether we come to you in the community.

Thank you for your love of the Game. Thanks you for always believing in this team. And thank you for being the best fans in baseball.

We are ready to get to work. See you at Dodger Stadium!

Respectfully,

The Guggenheim Baseball Management Team

Mark Walter, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Stan Kasten, Peter Guber, Todd Boehly, Bobby Patton.

So there you have it. The new era begins with a lot of words. Of course, so did the Frank McCourt era. But somehow, this seems a little more hopeful. Time will tell.

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