Did anyone hear ESPN Radio earlier today? A guy by the name of Joshua Macciello was on the Mason & Ireland show. Macciello wants to purchase the Dodgers and has big plans.
Please hear the interview by clicking here. When you're done, come back here.
I really enjoyed his enthusiasm. He seems to have passion and wants to win.
This is the problem, it sounds to good to be true. Who in the heck is Joshua Macciello? According to ESPN, he's a mining billionaire. He runs a company called "ARMITAL Entertainment". Click here for his website.
From ARMITAL -
The website is a quick rundown of the company but doesn't say much.
I search for "Joshua Macciello" on Forbes and CNN Money and I can't find anything. A bit odd to not find much if he's a billionaire.
I sent Joshua the following e-mail.
I heard you earlier today on ESPN Radio. Are you for real? Enjoyed the enthusiasm! Good luck sir!
By the way, I have a Dodgers blog. Check it out when you're not busy. Thank you.
He replied within ten minutes....
I thanked him for getting back to me and I wished him luck.
If this is some joke by ESPN then I have been fooled.
Read the comments of Mason & Ireland's Facebook fan page. Click here. Most readers think this is a joke by ESPN and believe there is no Joshua Macciello.
I would think ESPN wouldn't play like that but what do I know?
What do you think?
Update - Friday January 6. 10am
Joshua has sent me a follow up e-mail this morning. - - -
Thanks again and I look forward to talking lots more in the future... As the Dodger owner.
He also gave me his Twitter handle. Follow him at @joshmacciello
Read the comments below this post. Josh has left a few comments.
Many of you are having a hard time to believe if this is a real person. I actually find it hard to believe that the Mason & Ireland show would pull of a joke like this.