According to the Los Angeles Times, at least eight bidders were selected to move on to the second round of the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes.
Two groups who will not be included in that round are Mark Cuban and Dennis Gilbert.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and local baseball executive Dennis Gilbert did not advance to the second round of the Dodgers’ ownership bidding, according to two people familiar with the process but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
So who is confirmed to have made it?
Bill Shaikin reports that groups led by Magic Johnson, Joe Torre, and Steven Cohen were in.
#Dodgers ownership finalists include Magic’s group, Caruso/Torre, Steven Cohen. Not sure who else.
Later he updated to include groups led by Stanley Gold, Peter O’Malley, and Stan Kroenke.
Gold/Disney, O’Malley, Kroenke also into second round. Gold and O’Malley have NOT merged. #dodgers
So that’s six out of eight, but who’s left?
According to the Wall Street Journal, Leo Hindrey and Marc Utay are through as well.
So that leaves one candidate left, and underdog bidder Josh Macciello left this not so cryptic message on his Twitter earlier.
love That Pearl Jam song “I’m still alive”
That makes eight interesting candidates with Magic Johnson and Steven Cohen probably at the head of the pack.
I wrote up all the mentioned names here, so go check it out if you like.
Correction: There are not only eight bidders who passed, there are at least eight bidders who passed. Story amended.