February 23, 2005 |
Bob Daly, former Warner Bros. studio chief and ex-chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is expected to be named today to chair the board of trustees for the Save the Children charity. Daly, 68, will succeed Thomas S. Murphy, former chief executive of Capital Cities/ABC. Daly and his wife, Oscar-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, have been active for years with Save the Children, which is involved in assisting children worldwide coping with disease, poverty and war.
January 16, 2004 |
Having refused to comment on the sale of the Dodgers since revealing at the start of the protracted process that he would be leaving when a new owner took over, Dodger Chairman Bob Daly said Thursday that Frank McCourt has received "a bum rap" and that he expected McCourt's controversial bid to buy the club to be approved.
January 22, 2003 |
Robert Daly was in New York on Monday, where he reported the temperature to be 14 degrees, much too bitter to be construed as an invigorating break from the hot seat that comes with being chairman of the Dodgers, a position that now could become even hotter as the flames of another potential distraction licks at a franchise that has known only turmoil since News Corp. bought it in 1998.
July 6, 2001 |
With the Dodgers playing their best baseball of the season, Chairman Bob Daly said Thursday he is willing to increase an industry-high $110-million payroll to acquire an impact player if the team remains in the National League playoff race. "Where we are right now, obviously we're on a hot roll," said Daly, whose team has won nine of 10. "When you look at the team now, they really feel like they're going to win. They feel confident.
October 8, 2000 |
Davey Johnson began his post-Dodger experience relaxing with friends, something uncommon during the former manager's brief and stormy tenure at Chavez Ravine. Johnson and his wife, Susan, returned Saturday to their off-season home in Winter Park, Fla., receiving a much warmer reception than they had from the Dodgers the past few months.
April 13, 2000 |
* The former Warner Bros. co-chairman is the new chairman and chief executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which opens its home season Friday against the Cincinnati Reds. Screening Room: Assuming the Dodgers are not playing, on a Friday night I tend to have some close friends over to watch a movie. Sometimes on both Friday and Saturday, but it's hard to find two movies I want to watch on a given weekend. The only time I ever go to a theater is if there's a "Star Wars"-type movie.