BASEBALL GOLF — 10 July 2012

Phil Mickelson is a San Diego homeboy and lifelong Padres fan and he apparently loves the team so much that he has decided to get in on the impending purchase of the team.

The purchae price is valued at $800 million, including $200 million for a portion of equity stake in Fox Sports San Diego.

“Growing up, the Padres were my team and still are,” Mickelson said in May. “I always had a love for the team. But [recently] I just felt disassociated with the organization a little bit as a fan. I just know I didn’t identify with the players or have an emotional connection. Where I want to get involved is I want to get a personal involvement with the players and the community — personal interaction with fans, more community outreach. I want to create an emotional tie with the players and the community.”

It has not been revealed what Mickelson’s stake in the team would be.


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