Jerry Bruckheimer In The Running To Purchase The Dodgers

As the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership drama continues to play out, a growing line of potential suitors is preparing to make a run at purchasing the legendary baseball club. Word around Los Angeles is that renowned television/film producer Jerry Bruckheimer has emerged as a possible frontrunner in the chase for Frank and Jaime McCourt's decimated organization.       

Bruckheimer's long list of credits includes the highly successful “Crime Scene Investigation” franchise, as well as numerous top rated films, most notably the iconic classics “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Top Gun.” His net worth is estimated at $850 million.

Bruckheimer showed interest in acquiring the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006, with many observers believing that the Los Angeles resident would relocate the team to either Kansas City or Las Vegas. The Pens were eventually sold to a group involving hockey icon Mario Lemieux and Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle.

Ironically, Burkle is also rumored to be one of the names in the mix for the Dodgers, if and when they become available. Other possibilities include longtime baseball executive Dennis Gilbert and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban is considered a long shot due to his gregarious style of team ownership and his well known public spats with NBA commissioner David Stern.

iFollowSports has learned that MLB commissioner Bud Selig has told potential buyers to withhold public comment about their plans until after the 2011 World Series. So, Dodger fans should not expect any news, aside from McCourt divorce proceedings, until at least November.