Larry King Dodgers: Talk Show Host Joins Bid to Buy The Team

Long-time talk show host Larry King has joined a group of investors bidding to buy the Dodgers, ESPN reports.

The group is led by Chicago White Sox executive and Beverly Hills insurance agent Dennis Gilbert. Both Gilbert and King are longtime Dodgers season-ticket holders. King has also joined the team during spring training and occasionally on road trips.

King, who said in September that Frank McCourt "does not belong as an owner of a baseball team," is a minority investor in the group. Most of the group's financial backing comes from two high-ranking executives with Imperial Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment bank.

As KTLA reports, King said Wednesday, "To go to a ballpark and have an owner's box, to even have a say in a possible trade -- are you out of your mind?.. It would be a thrill of a lifetime to be a part owner, a partial owner, of a team I grew up rooting for as a child in Brooklyn."