Holy guacamole, people. It's finally over! According to multiple reports, our Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement with Magic Johnson's group of bidders on a $2 billion sale of the franchise.
Who cares how much Frank McCourt takes away from this mess? The fact remains that the Dodgers are no longer held hostage by his evil ways. And even better, this makes the Dodgers an instant contender, hinging on any mid-season moves Stan Kasten and Magic make to boost the playoff push.
Obviously they have money. Lots of it. Of course, Matt Kemp is already locked up long-term. So Kasten and Magic's first move should be to lock up guys like Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw and Dee Gordon who are going to be long-term contributors to the Dodgers.
Perhaps more importantly, Dodger Nation now has a recognizable face to put to their franchise. Magic Johnson is already a Laker legend and will take L.A. by storm with this move.
So, what's next? For me, it's a long night of partying and bouncing off the walls like a small child who ate an entire bag of Sour Patch Kids. It's been a long, tiring, depressing journey since the McDivorce began, and I wasn't even directly involved with it!
Dodger Nation, rejoice. You have a sturdy owner in place. One willing to spend money and return this franchise to the glory days. Bring on an extension for Ethier. How about an extension for Kershaw? Let's see Matt Cain or Cole Hamels in Dodger Blue, come 2013.
I smell a World Series quest in our very near futures. Don't you?
Oh. Oh. It's Magic. You know?