'We Owe the Fans a Winner'
Back from the McCourt disaster as Dodger Stadium turns 50, new owners plan to woo Hollywood with a glitzy makeover and business deals that could make that $2.15 billion purchase price actually pay off.
Peter Guber didn't want to buy the Dodgers. He had considered it once before, and it didn't work out. Guber had been approached in the early 2000s and declined to join Boston businessman Frank McCourt in his effort to purchase the team from News Corp. So when three different groups asked Guber last fall to help try to buy the Dodgers from the embattled McCourt, he turned each down flatly. After all, the former head of Sony Pictures -- he greenlighted such hits as Sleepless in Seattle and A League of Their Own -- figured he already had his hands full overseeing his six minor-league baseball teams and the NBA's Golden State Warriors, which he had bought with a partner a year earlier.
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