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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What to expect from new ownership

By Blair Angulo

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' new ownership group is far from shy, that much we learned Wednesday morning at their introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium.

Team president and CEO Stan Kasten wanted fans to know he's a baseball guy, through and through. Chairman Magic Johnson made his feelings about former owner Frank McCourt known, telling those gathered in center field and those watching on television that McCourt's departure was reason enough for applause. And Mark Walter, chief executive and the controlling partner of Guggenheim Baseball Management, defended the group's enormous purchase price.

They made some bold statements and said all the right things. They promised to restore pride in a franchise that last captured a World Series title nearly 24 years ago.

Based on what the partners said Wednesday, here are a few things Dodgers fans can expect: