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Postby wrveres » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:49 pm

Major League Baseball is performing an intervention on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Commissioner Bud Selig will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the club. The identity of the representative, however, will not be immediately revealed. Baseball has "general, deep concerns" regarding the way the Dodgers are being operated, one source said.

Those concerns include not just owner Frank McCourt’s well-documented financial troubles, but also security in the aftermath of an attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium, an attack that left Stow in a medically induced coma.The Dodgers reportedly are under great financial strain; McCourt recently received a $30 million personal loan from FOX to help the Dodgers cover their expenses into next month, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It is not clear whether baseball will cite the Dodgers for violating the debt-service rule, which ties the amount of debt that a team is allowed to carry to its cash flow.Those who know McCourt expect that he will mount a vigorous legal fight to maintain control of the Dodgers. However, he also is in the middle of a costly divorce from his wife, Jamie, and is running short on funds, sources say. In February, Selig rejected a proposal under which FOX would have loaned the Dodgers $200 million. Court documents revealed that the McCourts had used the team’s profits to maintain an extravagant lifestyle, rather than reinvest in the team.

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the Los
Angeles Dodgers:

"Pursuant to my authority as Commissioner, I informed Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt today that I will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the Club.

"I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the Club, its great fans and all of Major League Baseball. My office will continue its thorough investigation into the operations and finances of the Dodgers and related entities during the period of Mr. McCourt's ownership. I will announce the name of my representative in the next several days.

"The Dodgers have been one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports, and we owe it to their legion of loyal fans to ensure that this club is being operated properly now and will be guided appropriately in the future."
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http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Majo ... ons-042011
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:31 pm

This is good news, actually. Perhaps this will be the start of a coup of the McCourt regime.
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Postby bigken117 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:05 pm

I thought for sure Jerry Sands was going to end up with control of the team.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:34 pm

lol dodgers
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:17 pm

How does this not get named the Dodgers FAIL thread????
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:41 pm

I think just about any franchise would be in a financial bind if they had to pay Don Mattingly's wife's bar tab.
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:51 am

Well it looks like we've found the new Mets FAIL thread, nice work Willy :-B ;-D
I await the "Jerry Sands traded for Bartolo Colon" update ;-7
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby thedude » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:14 pm

Sorry Dodger fans. Hopefully this will kick start the team in the right direction.
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Postby thejusman1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:02 pm

What a glorious day. Now we can transition away from the reign of the penny-pinching, security-slashing McCourts and get some REAL owners who want to see the Dodgers do well.
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Re: MLB to take over Dodgers operations.

Postby Kim Bhasin » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:29 pm

Big question is whether McCourt will spend the cash to sue to league.

Sources told ABC's local LA network today that he's planning on it, so we'll see.
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