I was interviewed this morning outside Dodger Stadium by NBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer. A couple of my sound bites made it into his report on the Dodgers mess that aired tonight on the "NBC Nightly News." Clip below:
Also Saturday in the Dodgers drama:
- New Dodgers vice chairman Steve Soboroff admits in a Times man-in-the-news piece that he was "shocked" when Commissioner Bud Selig took over the Dodger the day after Soboroff was hired — and that he wouldn't have taken the job if he had known. But he argues that Frank McCourt is a changed man.
- Former Dodgers star Steve Garvey says billionaire Ron Burkle is part of a group that wants to buy the team and make Garvey managing partner.
- In the long history of the Dodgers, owners as screwed up as McCourt have pretty much been the rule, says a writer at Baseball Prospectus.
- Ex-Dodger Russell Martin, cut loose for nothing because the team didn't think he could play well enough any more, has six home runs in 16 games for the Yankees. That's more than any Dodger.
- On the field, the Dodgers erupted for eight runs in Chicago but lost to the Cubs 10-8.