The Season is Over. So Now What?
After a 3-1 loss to the Padres, the Dodgers disastrous 2005 season has mercifully come to an end. To sum up this season in a few words, LAist can basically say that almost nothing went right. The team both failed to play up to its potential, and suffered numerous injuries in the process. So, what's next for the Dodgers? LAist will move forward with what we hope is a reasoned analysis.
The first issue to address is owner Frank McCourt. Like it or not, Frank McCourt is the owner of the Dodgers. His wife Jamie is the Team President. Are the McCourt's good owners? Most people in the mainstream LA media would say "no" without hesitation. But we think the jury is still out. Right off the bat though, we'll say that we don't like the circumstances with which McCourt bought the team. We don't care how much property the guy owns on the Boston waterfront, buying a team almost entirely off of loans is sketchy and raises a million questions about one's ability to properly run a team in a major market.