Monday, January 23, 2012
Joshua Macciello makes "substantial offer" to Frank McCourt
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Joshua Macciello, the CEO of Los Angeles based ArmItal Sports Inc. has submitted a bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 36-year-old Macciello made a substantial offer to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and now eagerly awaits the process for completing the purchase of the historic franchise.
"I made a more than fair and considerable offer to both Frank and Major League Baseball," Macciello said. "I understand the process of deciding upon a new owner will be an extensive one, and I look forward to getting started immediately."
Macciello is a lifelong baseball fan and former college player. His love for baseball and immense desire to return the Dodgers to their rightful stature led him to the decision to seriously bid for the team.
"The Dodgers are an iconic franchise and I have every belief that under the right leadership they will be restored to their former stature."
"If I am fortunate enough to be chosen to lead them, I will devote every asset needed and every bit of my attention to the team. I will not rest until the great Dodgers fans in Los Angeles and around the world get exactly what they deserve, and that is a respected team that competes for the championship on a yearly basis."
Joshua resides in Studio City, California with his wife, his mother and three children. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York.