August 10, 2008 |
Near the end of the 1976 season, the Dodgers were nine games out of first place and I was finishing my fourth year as third base coach for Walter Alston. When Alston, who was the skipper for 23 years and a future Hall of Famer, stepped down, everyone was shocked, including myself. The next game was Alston's last. Peter O'Malley, who was then team president, told me that he was going to call me the next morning at 9 o'clock. All night I wondered.
December 4, 2007 |
Peter O'Malley, the former Dodgers owner who tried to lure the NFL to Dodger Stadium a decade ago, said Monday he is no longer sure that site is the best one for a football stadium in Los Angeles. "Ten years ago, we thought it would be an ideal site," O'Malley said. "Patterns and habits [in traffic and growth] change over the years. I'm not sure what part of the city, geographically, would be a good location."
March 6, 2004 |
Former Dodger owner Peter O'Malley, reacting to the resignation of club president Bob Graziano and vice president of business Kris Rone, said Friday that he hoped this didn't portend another long period of instability for the organization and that new co-owner Frank McCourt needed to reveal his vision and agenda as soon as possible. "We don't know what his vision and agenda is," O'Malley said. "When we do, maybe we'll have a better understanding and be better able to evaluate these changes.
January 24, 2004
I'm so impressed by the acquisition of Juan Encarnacion, Bubba Trammell and Jeremy Giambi, I'd like to make the same prediction for the Dodgers that many optimistic fans made for the Lakers when they signed Gary Payton and Karl Malone: They might win 70 games this year. Ben Browdy Los Angeles I'm a Dodger season-ticket holder on the field level. I would love to upgrade to the Dugout Club, where the big shots like Rob Reiner and Paul Moyer sit. But, like Mr. McCourt, my assets are tied up in real estate (my house)
January 18, 2004 |
The door, once bolted and cobwebbed, has suddenly been opened. It's only a crack, and it's only for a minute, but the breeze is tantalizing and the view is endless. Peter O'Malley, multiple sources confirm, is prepared to run the Dodgers again. It would be as chairman of a group headed by developer and philanthropist Eli Broad, who has made a last-ditch offer to buy the team from Fox. This dream-team scenario is possible only if Frank McCourt's nightmare bid falls through before the Jan.
October 17, 2003 |
Former Dodger owner Peter O'Malley said Thursday he has offered to help Frank McCourt as the Boston real estate magnate takes control of the franchise from News Corp., and O'Malley did not rule out returning to Chavez Ravine in an official capacity. O'Malley has had discussions with McCourt and his wife, Jamie, trying to assist them as they move forward with purchasing the club the O'Malley family had presided over for almost 50 years.
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April 14, 2000 |
Doug Stokes of Duarte received a Union 76 VIP Platinum Card, along with a note saying he was entitled to one "fill-up of quality Union 76 gasoline--any grade, any 76 service station, any time--up to a full $12 worth, absolutely FREE." A $12 fill-up? "Of what?" asked Stokes, "A motorcycle?" ROADSIDE FUND-RAISING WASN'T ENOUGH: Well, the Dodgers are starting their first homestand of 2000. I don't know about you, but I'm optimistic (as I always am at the start of the season).
October 7, 1999 |
Peter O'Malley looked out the window of his ninth-floor downtown office Wednesday toward a grassy patch of Chavez Ravine. A splendid view. A sickening view. "I was about to say it's clear out, but maybe it's a little bit murky," he said, laughing. The real story of why Los Angeles lost its third professional football team in five years Wednesday is not found in Houston, which threw us through the ropes, or Atlanta, where owners kicked us in the ribs. The real story is found in that view.
June 28, 1999 |
Eric Karros said it himself. The date was April 18. While issuing his customary "It's early" defense of the Dodgers customary it's-lousy start, he added: "In June or July, if we're still hovering around .500, then there are real issues." Well, it's that time, they are in that place, and those issues exist. One of which is him. Eric Karros is not the Dodgers' only problem. But he may be the easiest solution to their problem.
April 19, 1999 |
The arrival of 11 National Football League owners in Los Angeles today provides local leaders struggling to secure a team for the city with a promising opportunity, if they can surmount the complexities and egos in their path. A deal is possible, and many believe that ultimately Los Angeles' desire to fill the Coliseum with a professional tenant and the league's need to find a way back into the nation's second-largest television market will smooth over all the differences.