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#1 Posted on 16.7.03 1346.11
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More proof from baseball that money can't buy you sense:

Dodgers bidder wants to build new downtown LA baseball stadium
A Beverly Hills developer bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers said he wants to tear down the team's 41-year-old stadium and build a new one near the downtown Staples Center.

Alan Casden said the move several miles south would give the Dodgers a modernized, fan-friendly stadium while opening up space for thousands of new housing units in Chavez Ravine.

"They knock down stadiums all the time," Casden told the Los Angeles Times. "Dodger Stadium is not an antique. It's not Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a nice place to play baseball, but there are far better."

Casden is not seen as a front-runner to buy the team from News Corp. but he's hoping his plan could attract support from officials and developers who have pushed to revitalize downtown.

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky called the idea "intriguing."

"If there is anybody who can do it, Alan Casden can," Yaroslavsky said.

Casden, 57, has developed thousands of upscale apartments and low-income housing. He said no public money would be needed to tear down Dodger Stadium and build a smaller, more vertical field near Staples Center.

Others have suggested building a new professional football stadium on the four-block site bounded by 11th Street and Pico Boulevard, and Hope and Olive streets. The land is currently occupied by warehouses and parking lots.

News Corp. bought the Dodgers from the Peter O'Malley family in March 1998 for a then-record $311 million. Company chairman Rupert Murdoch has indicated that he is willing to sell the team, and News Corp. has been in discussions with Malcolm Glazer and his sons, the owners of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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#2 Posted on 16.7.03 1401.16
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Between all of us Wieners, we could probably raise enough cash to buy the Dodgers, right? Anything to keep this clown from tearing down Dodger Stadium.
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#3 Posted on 16.7.03 1419.25
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"They knock down stadiums all the time," Casden told the Los Angeles Times. "Dodger Stadium is not an antique. It's not Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a nice place to play baseball, but there are far better."

It's pretty obvious that this slum-lord dirtbag doesn't watch too much baseball and has never played baseball.

It is SO true that every time a thing of true and lasting beauty is created, there's always going to be some conniving rich dirtbag that will come along and want to tear it down.

Fuck you, dirtbag.

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#4 Posted on 16.7.03 1433.15
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Between all of us Wieners, we could probably raise enough cash to buy the Dodgers, right? Anything to keep this clown from tearing down Dodger Stadium.


I've never been to Dodger Stadium, and it may well be THE greatest place ever to see a ballgame, but it's because of similar sentiment that the Red Sox still play in that shithole Fenway Park. Sometimes progress can actually be a good thing.
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#5 Posted on 17.7.03 0625.26
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I read about this the other day and it has to be the stupidest thing I've read a potential owner say since someone said yes to owning an XFL team.


However, this is Los Angeles and all sorts of stupidity can take place here. The new ownership should worry about winning first and hooking up their buddies with prime real estate, construction contracts, advertising revenue and overall media conglomerate increase second.


Even THAT'S a stretch....so, hell...this could happen.

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#6 Posted on 18.7.03 1336.35
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Being from the area, I can safely say that this would NOT go over well at all with Dodgers fans!

Dodger Stadium ranks up there with Yankees Stadium and Fenway Park as "ballparks that should NEVER be touched"!
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#7 Posted on 18.7.03 1344.06
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Dodger stadium is NOWHERE in the league of Fenway or Yankee.
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#8 Posted on 18.7.03 1418.22
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    Originally posted by It's False
    Being from the area, I can safely say that this would NOT go over well at all with Dodgers fans!

    Dodger Stadium ranks up there with Yankees Stadium and Fenway Park as "ballparks that should NEVER be touched"!



Apparently you've never been to Fenway? Here are some thoughts by some of us who have.

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