***So it seems that the yanks only get a rights fee, but we know all to well how people move money from one pile to another.***
Don't you have to HAVE MONEY in order to pile it? I think what you mean, in McAsshat's case, is out of one hole into another.
It's so disheartening to think of what the Dodgers used to be, how little is left of them, and how much so many of the super-rich are willing to spend on it. Now, even the name on the stadium is probably going to disappear.
When you think of the Dodgers, you think of a well-run organization that is perennially competitive. You think of a gleaming cathedral/stadium filled with safe, happy, cheering fans, and set in a beautiful urban enclave. A smart owner who cares about every aspect of success. An organization that engenders loyalty and is the envy of the rest of MLB. Great players who take pride in being part of a great legacy. A farm system that is the model others try to emulate. A trail-blazing academy to discover and refine raw talent in the most remote locales. Proactive programs and investment in spreading the happiness of baseball around the world. A far-away spring training complex that seems like Shangri-La. A private aircraft that carries the team's goodwill to admirers and destinations far and wide. Broadcasts booming out over a clear channel beacon that you can pick up anywhere in the Western USA.
All of that is gone. The team is bankrupt, its people cloistered in retreat behind the stadium walls. The organization itself is comprised of outsiders with no connection to the legacy. The stadium is dangerous, decrepit, and surrounded by crumbling, dark, broken-glass covered asphalt controlled by the Number 1 villain in all of this. Soon, the name on the stadium will belong to somebody else.
There is so little left to save that rebuilding seems impossible. The strangers that want to sink billions into this empty, haunted shell can only be sharks or fools.
"You can say, 'XYZ Co.' They're all going to say 'Dodger Stadium,' " said Wagner, vice president at Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. I know I will.
Better idea buy parking lots and rename them with a corporate companies (like the airport in Vegas). This way you get rid of F. Mc Court and don't get the fans even more upset.
Didn't the angels call it "Chavez ravine stadium"? I thought the dodgers always called it DS.
Gotcha. I've definitely heard it called that before too. I was just wondering if that was ever the official name of the stadium.
"It may have been called Dodger Stadium by the Dodgers, but when I was a boy everyone I knew called it Chavez Ravine, even Vinny called it Chavez Ravine. "
My understanding is that 'Chavez Ravine' is the name of the land (or ravine) Dodger Stadium sits on. It was called Chavez Ravine before the stadium was constructed. Either is correct - DS or Chavez Ravine. I don't think that the DS was ever named Chavez Ravine. :)
It's a cool name, my dad calls it that a lot too.
I went to both Dodger & Angel games at Dodger Stadium when I was a kid. As far as I can remember it was Chavez Ravine when the Angels had a homestand, & Dodger Stadium when the Dodgers were playing there.
Is this corporate money supposed to pay for Frank's rent on the parking lots? Is that why the new owners want / need that extra revenue? If so, we'll always be reminded of Frank's tenure here in LA. Everytime we go out to Bed, Bath, & Beyond Stadium.
That's kind of what I read, the angels just didn't want to call it DS.
Just like when the jets played at Giants Stadium. We always called it the "The Meadowlands".
It wouldn't surprise me to see a new owner get revenue from anyplace possible, after all he's spending a fortune for the team.