"I have great confidence in Rick Caruso's unique qualifications and his ability to lead a successful bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers," Torre said in a statement. "In Rick I found a partner who understands consumers and fully appreciates that the Dodgers are a treasured L.A. institution. Since moving to Los Angeles, I have seen firsthand Rick's dedication to business and people in Los Angeles. I am very excited about this new opportunity."
-- Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Photo: Americana owner Rick Caruso leaves after speaking to Glendale Redevelopment Agency members at Glendale City Hall on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Credit: Times Community News