Blog Entry

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 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 ( 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.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Category: MLB

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 9:27 pm

Report: Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Article doesn't say when the bounced checks were issued.  Obviously they must have been issued well before June 30 in order for them to have gone through the banks.  That being the case, not sure what it means. 

Of course, the January, 2012, hearing will take place only if the case isn't settled by then.  I assume the court is just engaging in prudent scheduling, for the worst-case scenario. 

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 9:12 pm

Dodgers bounce payroll checks

Who cares, let the dodgers die! They're a shit team, send them all back to the minors...

Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 8:59 pm

Thanks, Bud!

Thanks, Bud, for approving McBroke as the Dodgers' owner in the first place.  If you'd held out for a real owner with real money, none of this would have ever happened.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or