May 4, 2004 |
The Dodgers' new owners have hired a finance executive from baseball's biggest-spending franchise to help return the team to profitability. Martin Greenspun, the New York Yankees' chief financial officer, was named chief operating officer of the Dodgers on Monday, with responsibility for all aspects of the team's business operations. He will rank behind co-owners Frank and Jamie McCourt and on par with General Manager Paul DePodesta in the Dodgers' hierarchy.
January 7, 2005 |
And just when you thought the Dodgers had tossed the last match on their division championship embers.... For Game Over, it's game over. Ross Yoshida, the graphics designer who devised Eric Gagne's celebrated "Game Over" slogan and the "Game Over" logo, has been laid off. His last day was Dec. 20. His department was dissolved and contracted to an outside firm that did not offer a full-time graphics designer position.
April 3, 2005 |
When he sold the Dodgers to Fox Sports Enterprises in 1998, having lost $12 million the previous season, Peter O'Malley declared Major League Baseball's era of family ownership over. Player salaries had grown too high for a baseball-only business to succeed, O'Malley said. He figured that corporate owners such as Fox Sports, a unit of media giant News Corp. with the ability to cross-promote the team through its TV properties, were the wave of the future.