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Magic and McCourt? Dodgers fans and the sports world are baffled

by Patt Morrison

Magic Johnson (L) sits with Frank McCourt during the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres in the home opener at Petco Park on April 5, 2012 in San Diego, California. Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Fans are dismayed by the seemingly chummy encounter between Magic Johnson and former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, seen sitting together at the season opener.

Many Dodgers fans were glad to be rid of McCourt and what they view as his tarnished history as the Dodgers' owner. The elation over his eventual sale of the team was mirrored when Los Angeles sports icon Magic Johnson was revealed to be one of the new owners and essentially the new "face" of the team.

Given this history, Dodgers fans groaned at the sight of Magic's cordial treatment of McCourt at the Dodgers' season opener. When asked why he was sitting with the former owner, Magic shrugged it off saying, "I'm just here enjoying the game."


Does this appearance put a wrench in the fresh start Dodgers fans were so hoping to gain in the team's sale?


T.J. Simers, sports columnist, Los Angeles Times

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