Former Dodgers Owner O’Malley Wants To Buy Team

Thursday November 3rd, 2011

Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley said on Wednesday that he would like to run the team once again, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"I want to reconnect the team and the community," O'Malley said.

O’Malley, 73, said last fall that he had no interest in returning as owner or president of the team, according to the Times. Current Dodgers owner Frank McCourt agreed to sell the team on Tuesday.

"The health of the organization has deteriorated in the last 12 months," O'Malley said. "The standing of the organization in the community has deteriorated.

"I am confident I can restore it to respectability quicker, sooner and probably better than — or at least as well as — anyone else."

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.