Forbes: Dodgers are bleeding money onto the field.

Stan Kasten

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Dodgers president Stan Kasten had a great quote about Forbes Magazine at the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “We will never give any credence to Forbes’s valuations of franchises,” he said. “Here’s the problem with Forbes. I don’t know their methodology. I don’t know what hand they throw their dart with.”

C’mon, Stan. Don’t sell yourself short.

According to Forbes’ latest rankings released Wednesday, the Dodgers are one of five Major League Baseball franchises with a negative operating income. Yet only the New York Yankees are a more valuable franchise, and can claim a higher revenue than the Dodgers.
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Mr. Spock, a Dodger?

The actor who played Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series and movies, Leonard Nimoy, died today. Here’s something you might not have known: He once played for a certain baseball team in Brooklyn.

An synopsis for the movie reads:

Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric’s fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team’s success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.

Hopefully this gives you second thoughts about your screenplay about a cat owning a baseball team.