March 29th, 2012
Now that the Dodgers have a new owner in Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten, and Mark Walter a lot of Dodger fans still celebrate and are on cloud nine at the fact that we have a New Owner thats willing to win. Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten have done interviews and have said they will be involved and do what it takes to bring a Championship to Los Angeles. Seeing a Press Conference is coming next week whats Next for the new owners? They have control of the Parking lots and want to win right now. So what do they do? Well heres my take on what they can do.
First thing is first to me do what you can to win a Championship. The Dodgers currently have a solid team from the looks on the field but the Payroll has not been in favor of the Dodgers and now with the right people running the baseball side of things and experiance the Dodgers will be back sooner than we think. Stan Kasten has been in the front office before with Atlanta and Washington, Experiance in getting the players thats needed to win Championships. Even though Ned Coletti has made bad moves who knows what Stan Kasten has planned for him or baseball choices. Kasten wants to win and he wants to win right now so I know they will get to work ASAP but it starts with building a Team around guys like Kemp, Kershaw, Ethier, Gordon. But I ask for them to please keep Don Mattingely around!
Another thing is restoring the Dodger brand. The Dodger Brand and reputation has been damaged by Frank McCourt and the divorce between him and Jamie McCourt which pushed fans away and turned a deaf ear on fans. Magic Johnson is known to go out there and talk with the community and is pretty much the most beloved figure in Los Angeles. Expect Magic to go out and promote the Dodger brand and restore the Dodgers luster. Also bring the fans back which from the looks for things they’re all ready coming back as Opening Day at Dodger Stadium is Sold Out!! Improving the fan experiance is another as well. We as fans are very very Loyal to the Boys in Blue and pay to see the team, buy the merchindice, and watch the games on TV and all we ask is for the owner to keep the Dodgers at that Big luster of respectable Baseball Franchise and big hitters of the MLB again but also want our voices heard. Seeing the owners out in the public talking with the fans and listening to them and ACTUALLY taking it into account will go a far way with us. Magic wants to be heavly involved and will do what it takes to Sell the Dodger brand.
Renovations to the Stadium Is another that has been talked about for a while. Some Renovations are needed to Dodger Stadium and I know that will be adressed but please for the love of Dodger Blue Please don’t Touch the Stadium Name, Move Dodger Stadium downtown, or Go Completely change Dodger Stadium ie: Orel Hershiser’s Idea! Dodger Stadium designed as is is a beautiful Stadium and rennovations like the Next 50 Idea would be great but none of the Major Makovers or Renaming that will hurt the luster of the Dodgers and upset us the fans.
The new Owners will have work to be done but theres no doubt they will get to work to get the Dodgers to where they should be. We as Dodger fans have great things to look forward too. A Note to the new owners. Us As Fans Are very happy that you guys are very happy and passionate as we are to bring the Dodgers back. All we ask is to please don’t turn your back on the Team and the fans. We’ve been through a lot with Frank McCourt and to finally have a Owner that will promote the Dodger brand. All we ask is to Keep up the passion, Reach out to the Fans, And Keep the Dodgers Tradtiton the it’s been for years.