Dodgers News: Magic Johnson Makes Playoff Prediction, Talks Role

NewDodgersNation_Store300x300[2]Dodgers owner Magic Johnson is known more for his time with the Lakers and winning five championships, but having his bobblehead night last night was a highlight in his tenure as a Dodger owner.

Johnson has been more visible of late as he’s returned from several vacations and has been at Dodger Stadium while the Dodgers continue their march towards the postseason.

Talking to Barry M. Bloom of, Johnson talked more about his role with the team and his day-to-day activities:

Well, day to day, I work the suites, the sponsors, sometimes the players want me to have conversations with them. I do a lot of that. But day to day, that’s Stan, that’s [executive vice presidents] Lon [Rosen] and Bob [Wolfe], that’s all of those guys day to day.

Johnson has been the face of an ownership group that has shown the willingness to spend in order to add players and also improve the facilities in the clubhouse and at Dodger Stadium.

It’s been quite the turnaround for the organization as the Dodgers were in bankruptcy with Frank McCourt almost two years ago and they weren’t able to be as aggressive with trades, free agency and also international signings.

With their incredibly long winning streak through July and August, the Dodgers have marched towards the top of the NL West standings and Magic made his postseason prediction:

I think as far as the pitching and hitting will take us, and our defense. But I’ll put our first three starters up against any other three guys in the National League. Pitching-wise, to me, we’re the best with those two or three guys.

Nicknamed the “Magic Castle” by Vin Scully, Dodger Stadium has become the place to be again with the help of Johnson and the other partners of the Guggenheim Group. The Magic is certainly back!


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