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Bankruptcy court denies Dodgers document request — for now

Delaware bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross denied a request by Los Angeles Dodgers attorneys to have Major League Baseball produce a wide-ranging set of documents designed to show Bud Selig treated Frank McCourt differently than other MLB owners. Not a complete surprise. The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeing bankruptcy protection and have arranged $150 million in […]

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Dodgers: Selig was unfair toward team ownership

In a signal that Frank McCourt’s lawyers are planning on playing hardball during bankruptcy proceedings, they’re asking Major League Baseball to hand over a raft of documents about how Commissioner Bud Selig has treated other teams during troubled financial times — information MLB lawyers will surely fight to keep private. McCourt’s attorneys are obviously attempting […]

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McCourts reach tentative divorce agreement, allowing Frank to keep Dodgers — maybe

Frank and Jamie McCourt reached a tentative divorce agreement that would potentially allow Frank to retain control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but with one huge condition: in order to fund a settlement, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig must approve a controversial long-term sale of TV broadcast rights to Fox Sports. The settlement, announced this morning, […]

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Gloves are off for McCourt: Selig has no right in seizing Dodgers

Frank McCourt came out swinging today in the ongoing Los Angeles Dodgers ownership drama, saying at a New York City press conference that MLB had no business rejecting a lucrative naming-rights deal with Fox and appointing Tom Schieffer to monitor the team’s operations. McCourt met today with Major League Baseball officials and presented them with […]

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Schieffer new Dodgers monitor

Talk about a potential culture clash: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed J. Thomas Schieffer, a former Texas Rangers president and a Lone Star State guy through and through, to oversee the floundering finances of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team gets its house in order. Schieffer, currently an attorney specializing in oil and gas […]

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Selig seizes Dodgers from McCourt

Distressed over the deteriorating financial condition of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Commissioner Bud Selig has seized control of the flagship MLB franchise and will appoint a trustee to oversee “all business and day-to-day operations” of the ballclub. The surprise move came after a questionable $30 million personal loan to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt from Fox […]

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