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Dodgers’ new owners step up to the plate




The field is ready for play before the season's first home exhibition game against the Angels on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
The field is ready for play before the season's first home exhibition game against the Angels on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
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Dodgers fans – the wait is over. Frank McCourt is officially out. And today, the Dodgers’ new ownership will address the public from Dodger Stadium, for the first time.

The $2-billion sale closed yesterday, with the team going to Guggenheim Baseball Management. Legendary Lakers star Magic Johnson brings bling to the ownership group. But it’s Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners, who’ll be at the helm.

Also in play is Stan Kasten, the former Atlanta Braves President, who will be the Dodgers' new president. Walter and Kasten will be on the green for this morning’s press conference, along with LA’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda. In a statement, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said he’s happy the sale is a done deal and “that today's change marks the start of a new era for the Los Angeles Dodgers and that this historic franchise will once again make the city of Los Angeles proud."

What will the new owners have to say? Are fans ready to forgive and forget?

Guest:

Corey Moore, KPCC reporter covering today’s Dodgers press conference