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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Dodgers Hire Steve Soboroff
The Dodgers made a big deal of today's announcement that they've hired Steve Soboroff to serve as a vice chairman, which is good, because the McCourts have a lot of vices to look after.
Soboroff, 62, is a former president of the city's Recreation and Parks Commission, former CEO of the Playa Vista community and current board chairman of the Weingart Foundation and the EXPO Center in Exposition Park. While serving as senior advisor to former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan, he played a lead role in bringing the Staples Center to downtown L.A. and putting together the Alameda Corridor project.All well and good, but as I am reminded on teh Twitter by Molly Knight, Soboroff penned a sycophantic op-end in the Times last September 26. Kind of embarrassing, really, but good luck in what is sure to be a thankless, short-lived tenure — especially with Frank chronically short money. Come to think of it, I wonder if Soboroff will get paid ...