Red Sox (and Boston Globe) owner John W. Henry toured the LA Times building while Dodgers owner Mark Walter says he'd buy it "if the price were right"
Batter up! The Koch brothers may no longer be contenders to buy the Los Angeles Times, but that doesn't mean the Tribune-owner newspaper is short of suitors. Now it seems to have caught the eye of the owners of the Boston Red Sox and the LA Dodgers.
It could mean nothing, but there is recent precedent: John W. Henry purchased his team's local paper, the Boston Globe, in early August.
As a matter of fact, Henry himself might be interested in adding to his newspaper portfolio. In town for the Red Sox series against the Dodgers, he and his wife Linda Pizzuti toured the LA Times' office on Monday.
"The Los Angeles Times says something. It means something. It's a brand. I think people have undervalued that. If the price were right, I would buy it," Dodgers owner Mark Walter told the LA Times on Friday.
Pizzuti tweeted about the building's art deco architecture and impressive kitchen and called LAT a "great newspaper" but offered up little else. Henry, on the other hand, stayed quiet about his potential interest, telling NYT's media reporter that he had no comment about his visit.
A spokesman for the Tribune Co. declined to comment.