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Magic Johnson-led group to buy the Dodgers

It's a very happy day for Los Angeles fans, as someone so intricately woven into the fabric of this city's sports culture will be the face of a civic treasure.

Will the new Dodgers ownership group, fronted by Magic Johnson and led on the baseball side by former Braves and Nationals president Stan Kasten, bring L.A. it's first World Series title since '88? I have no idea. Nor is the deal perfect, since it seems like Frank McCourt will have some stake in the parking lots around the stadium (the man likes parking lots).

Still, the evening's news should go a long way to blowing out the dark clouds hanging over the franchise.