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Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

Posted on: April 20, 2011 5:21 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Commissioner Bud Selig has reached his breaking point with Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, and do not underestimate Selig sending in a "representative" to "oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club."

Plan and simple, the translation is this: It is a move designed to force McCourt to sell the Dodgers.

Baseball has had it. McCourt has embarrassed himself, the franchise and long ago lost all credibility. The only relevant question here is what took baseball so long to act.

Yes, clubs have had issues in the past, most recently last summer when the Texas Rangers entered bankruptcy during their ownership transition from Tom Hicks to a group led by Chuck Greenberg. Baseball became involved then in overseeing the Rangers' finances, but nothing like this.

This is last-days-of-Marge-Schott in Cincinnati serious. That's the last time baseball became so fed up with an owner that it took action to force the owner out of the game. Schott, unlike McCourt, was suspended.

McCourt? Right now, he's only on deck to be publicly humiliated. Which, of course, he might be incapable of, because that should have happened long, long ago.




Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

And you say you want to get married HUH? Women will do everything in their power to ruin a man if they feel slighted and the courts and judges will throw you under the bus then sell your organs after your dead. Its not worth it people marriage is for idiots!!!




Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

WOW another sad day out of LA. look what happened to Montreal when they got taken over by the MLB who was the head coach Frank robinson.... all do respect to Frank and he tried his hardest, but that team sucked after they unloaded everyone making more than 100,000. But on this day i feel sorry for the fans of LA..................  &nb
sp; NOT!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

I can't wait for this clown to be gone! Good Ridance!

What a loser!



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

Thank gawd! The end of the McCourts era is finally starting.
The McCourts should have never been allowed to buy the dodgers in the first place and you can thank Seelig for that. The 30 mil loan from fox was the last straw. Maybe now Seelig sees what he let happen and will fix the mess.  Now can we get an ownership together that will put the dodgers back on top where they can be hated because they just kicked your teams ass rather being hated just because there the dodgers. The players have to love hearing this news too.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

I've been to opening day ten times and I have yet to see a problem.
When you fill yourself up with dodger beers the end result is generally not good,



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

"Fight in the parking lot?"  That wasn't a fight...it was a sneak attack from behind.  And as one who was at Opening Day in LA wearing Giants gear, lemme tell you, the incident that happened could have taken place more than once.  There was an element present that just wanted to bait Giants fans and, should they be foolish enough to take it, beat them up.  I've been to opening day in LA 4-5 times and lemme tell you, it's ugly.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

The attack on the fan had nothing to do with this. The idiots running the team have everything to do with it. The fight in the parking lot could have and has happened in any stadium in the league, don't confuse the facts.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

While I see your perspective, balrog, I think there's one thing you're leaving out of the equation.  From all reports, the McCourt divorce proceedings have left the ownership team unable to meet payroll obligations and maintain the team on a day-to-day basis.  I would expect that something regarding day-to-day operations is written into the ownership bylaws of all major sports and this is what Bud Selig is seizing upon. 
No no, I freely admit there may be authority in the MLB franchise agreements that give Selig the power to do this...I am just saying dont expect McCourt to "go quietly".  I am certainly not defending the McCourts by any stretch.  Just saying Selig better be sure he is correct that he has the power to do what he is doing---but he has a lot of high priced, well qualified attorneys to tell him that I would guess.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

Thank God! Make these two losers sell the team and get on with it. They are a joke and should be stripped of the team and forced to sell it. You can't  own a team if you aren't rich and old Frank is not rich. End this embarrassment for the Dodgers and make these fools sell the team it is the best thing for the Dodgers and Baseball. Do it!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Baseball looks to force McCourt out of L.A.

MLB running anything is the deathknell to that franchise. Remember they "ran" the Expos into Wash. DC.
Well, I am not sure about that.  The Expos were going under...MLB bought them for $126million, got a new stadium in Washington and sold them for over $400 million -- not bad in my book.



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