- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Magic Johnson says the new Dodgers ownership group wants to restore pride in one of baseball’s most storied clubs.

Johnson was in New York on Monday, doing interviews at a theater where a play on his friendship with Larry Bird is about to open.

The former Lakers star is part of the group that is buying the Los Angeles franchise for more than $2 billion. Johnson says it’s “all about winning” and restoring “the Dodger pride.”

He says the group will invest to get good players and wants to make sure “the fan experience is great, make sure the fans are safe, make sure the mothers are happy they can bring their kids to the game.”

Last spring, a San Francisco Giants fan was badly beaten outside Dodger Stadium.

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