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Dodger Stadium: the LA Dodgers franchise may fetch a record $1bn when sold in April

This year, two of the biggest dramas in Major League Baseball have centred on Los Angeles. First, the movie Moneyball was nominated for six Oscars—a triumph, given its slow and thoughtful tone—but came away with nothing. Second, the LA Dodgers, one of the biggest franchises in the game, are being sold in April—just before the new season begins—as part of owner Frank McCourt’s divorce settlement.

Moneyball was always going to be hard to bring to the big screen. It is based on the true-life story…

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