January 7, 1997 |
No "For Sale" sign was waiting outside 1000 Elysian Park Ave. when employees drove up Monday morning for work. There was no Century 21 sign, no real estate agent's shingle, no "CALL PETER (213) 224-1500" warning of what was up. There was only an e-mail message from Bob Graziano, the baseball team's vice president of finance, notifying everyone to come to the Stadium Club for an 11 a.m. staff meeting.
March 13, 1988 |
The worst defeat in Dodger history? If you think the worst defeat in Dodger baseball history was delivered by Carl Hubbell, Dizzy Dean, the hated Giants, Casey Stengel's Yankees, Whitey Ford, Jack Clark, the home run by Bobby Thomson in 1951, the dropped third strike by Mickey Owen or the three home runs Reggie Jackson hit in the sixth game of the 1977 World Series, you just may have to guess again.
March 23, 1995 |
Dodger President Peter O'Malley said it will be "economic disaster" if the baseball season opens with replacement players, but he is braced for the inevitable. "You hear (acting Commissioner) Bud Selig and others say the short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain," O'Malley said. "Well, I'd like someone to explain that one to me. How anyone can come to that conclusion is beyond me."
September 28, 1994 |
On the day before his team is expected to eliminate 25% of its front-office positions, Dodger owner Peter O'Malley went to Milwaukee on Tuesday to discuss the state of the game with baseball's acting commissioner, Bud Selig. O'Malley could not be reached for comment, and Selig said only that the meeting was "extremely cordial" and included a thorough discussion of where the industry is as it copes with a players' strike that began on Aug.
December 29, 1990
Now that corporate raiders Peter O'Malley and Fred Claire have gone on a shopping spree and outfitted their team with top-of-the-line, imported merchandise, the Dodgers should sell off their minor league franchises. Why pay for production they'll never use anyway? Since Dodger management has little confidence in their own product, and since their marketing plan is to go outside and raid competition, they should take money from the close-out sale and invest it in CDs. Then late next year, when 1992 models are introduced, Claire can take his fat checkbook and again buy the latest in pitchers, outfielders, etc. Perhaps Claire should consider moving unused merchandise such as Chris Gwynn and Jose Gonzalez, who are just gathering dust while taking up valuable shelf space.
September 15, 1995 |
Peter O'Malley is offering himself as the brave heart who will lead the crusade to bring professional football back to Los Angeles. Let's let O'Malley know that we are behind him, absolutely, 100%. I can think of at least five reasons the Dodger Stadium caretaker should run our next NFL franchise: 1. Location. 2. Location. 3. Location. 4. O'Malley would be that rare NFL owner who never makes a fool of himself. 5. This could mean far more opportunities for Japanese football stars.
October 15, 1992 |
National League President Bill White said in Atlanta that baseball's executive committee conferred by phone for more than an hour Wednesday to "refine the procedure" by which a $95-million offer by the San Francisco-based group attempting to keep the San Francisco Giants in the Bay Area will be weighed against the $115-million offer by the Tampa-St. Petersburg group.
March 1, 1992 |
Tom Candiotti has been told that he no longer will pitch regular batting practice. "Because they want to give the hitters a chance, I will only face two hitters, a righty and a lefty, in simulated games," said Candiotti, who pitched his first simulated game Friday. "I guess I can't blame them." Such games also give him a chance to work with Mike Scioscia on catching a knuckleball under game conditions. "It's not easy," Scioscia said. "It's going to take a little working together.
September 5, 1997 |
The Dodgers announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement in principle to sell the team and its properties to Rupert Murdoch and the Fox Group. The development had been expected. Dodger owner Peter O'Malley and the Fox Group have been in serious negotiations since receiving permission from baseball on July 30. However, Thursday's development was significant because it was the first official announcement that a deal was in place.
May 14, 1997 |
The Dodgers' request to continue what owner Peter O'Malley called "substantive and meaningful negotiations" leading to the sale of the franchise to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns the Fox TV network, was neither approved nor rejected by baseball's ownership committee in Chicago on Tuesday, but the delay is strictly procedural.