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Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Posted on: June 30, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 9:39 pm
 
Dodgers Saga
By Matt Snyder

The Los Angeles Dodgers -- who recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection -- issued payroll checks to some "game day staff members" that bounced, according to TMZ.com. The website actually obtained a check for $497.54 that shows it was returned to the employee by the bank and was stamped with "refer to maker," which means there were insufficient funds in the Dodgers' account. The check was signed by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and issued on June 24. TMZ notes the Dodgers said that some checks did bounce but have since been reissued.

I'll pause until the laughter dies down. OK, let's move on to some bad news.

The judge overseeing the Dodgers' bankruptcy hearing set 10 different hearing dates for the case Thursday. The bad news for Dodgers fans and anyone else sick of this mess already -- the latter group includes myself -- is that the last hearing date is set for Jan. 25, 2012 (LATimes.com). So, yes, this is going to drag all the way into next year.

In the meantime, Dodgers employees better not spend their money until their paycheck definitely clears.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:29 am
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Under the leadership of Peter O'Malley, from 1970-1998, the Dodgers went 2372-2035 and won five National League titles and two World Series. During O'Malley's ownership, from 1979-1998, the Dodgers went 1514-1365 and won two National League titles and two World Series.

That may be, but from 1989 through 2004 (under O'Malley and Fox) the Dodgers won exactly 0 playoff games (not series, but games).  In McCourt's 7 years, 4 playoffs and 2 NLCS appearances -- 4 playoffs in 7 years after nothing for 15 years, I HATE McCourt, but the fact is the on-field performance until last year was not bad and steadily improving, but they've taken a large step back now other than Kershaw, Kemp and Ethier.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

I read in another report that the issue was actually not one of insufficient funds, but when they tried to cash the checks.  When the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy a 48 hour hold was put on their accounts--anybody who tried to cash a check in that 48 hours was denied, either side of the 48 hour window and direct deposit payments all cleared and new checks have already been issued to the affected -- still embarrasing, but more timing than "no money".



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Cover what you want Matt.  Your writing sux either way



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Talk about a black eye on baseball.  McCourt needs to know when to give up rather than drag this storied franchise and all it's myopic fans through the mud for the next year.  Even being a D-Backs fan, this is still going to be painful to watch.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Wow - a $500 check bounces but a check paying thousands, maybe a million goes through? Screw the little guy!! Way to go!



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Dude, no one wants to take the time to read a long ass entry like this.  Keep your shit concise.  Get in, and get the hell out.




Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

 *We understand the impending hardships and worries that come along with not knowing if that Frank McCourt check is worth the paper it's printed on* and we look to make as much profit as possible off of it.


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