Right owner matters, not the price tag

Forget the $1.2 billion offer for the Dodgers; what's important is who is making it

Updated: September 1, 2011, 8:16 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The number is staggering. The time frame is exciting.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has three weeks to decide whether to accept a record-breaking $1.2 billion offer from Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke and a group of unnamed Chinese and American investors.

But as exciting and enchanting it is to think of being rid of McCourt in three weeks, the only person the offer is actually relevant to is McCourt himself.

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