Yesterday on ESPN.com Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an editorial piece about the state of the Dodgers franchise. Here are a couple of excerpts from his piece:
As a life-long Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I have been in a foul mood lately due to the fact that the team I love has been nothing short of a basket case for the past few seasons. The probability that the Dodgers' front office might not be able to meet its payroll obligations is the primary focus of a recent avalanche of media coverage, and the team has not been in contention to win its division since Manny Ramirez was playing left field.
I can't help rooting for Mr. McCourt's wife to force a situation that will result in the team being sold. I am honestly thrilled by the possibility that the franchise might soon be in the hands of owners who want to win the World Series and have that as their singular focus. Mark Cuban is often mentioned as being that person, but I wonder if someone from out of town like Mr. Cuban would be the right fit for L.A.
Click on the link to read the entire editorial written by Kareem. You also see a picture of Kareem holding his baseball signed by the entire 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team.
True to the Blue!