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." According to the Times, O’Malley has plans to meet with Commissioner Bud Selig and said that he has no concerns about assembling a group that could pay the $1 billion or more that might be necessary to buy the Dodgers.

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