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MLB Takes over LA Dodgers

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Looks like the owners can't afford to make payroll w/o borrowing money. Divorce problems spell disaster for a whole organization.:mad2:

Facing substantial debt payments, Mr. McCourt recently reached a new 20-year, media- rights deal with News Corp.'s Fox Sports unit that would have provided about $2.5 billion. But Mr. Selig withheld his approval for the deal, and in the meantime Mr. McCourt had to take out a $30 million personal loan from the Fox unit to cover the team's ongoing operations.

According to a person with knowledge of Mr. Selig's thinking, his takeover decision resulted directly from the accumulating embarrassments and worries about Mr. McCourt's ability to fund the club's payroll.

The person said Mr. Selig questions whether Mr. McCourt is fit to own the team for the long term, a determination he will make after he conducts an investigation in coming months.

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No the disaster would be if this hadn't happened. Frank McCourt can go to hell....

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No the disaster would be if this hadn't happened. Frank McCourt can go to hell....

I don't have any love for the Dodgers, but I agree with you.

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And here I thought the Mets were the worst run organization in baseball. Who know's they may be next if Bud Hitler decides to continue his take over.

Not a Dodgers fan but there is a lot of great history with that organization. Shame it has come to this.

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Complete clusterfug.

I feel bad for the Doyers and their fans, and on the heels of the assault.

yeesh

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Complete clusterfug.

I feel bad for the Doyers and their fans, and on the heels of the assault.

yeesh

From what I heard on a report this morning, the assault played a significant role in the "takeover".

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http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-plaschke-dodgers-20110421,0,7011209.column

Since buying the team in 2004 with more smug than money, Frank McCourt kept his hands in his pockets while the stadium became a dump, the fan base become dangerously belligerent, and the team became the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On a day that felt like a Gibby fist pump, Major League Baseball reached into those pockets and grabbed the keys

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As a non-baseball fan, I do not think this is a good idea at all. It gives off a Nazi Germany taking over Poland kind of vibe.

Basically this sets a precedence where the MLB is saying that we don't need owners and can run teams ourselves. The NBA has done the same thing.

Teams without owners should be sold or the organization should fold.

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As a non-baseball fan, I do not think this is a good idea at all. It gives off a Nazi Germany taking over Poland kind of vibe.

Basically this sets a precedence where the MLB is saying that we don't need owners and can run teams ourselves. The NBA has done the same thing.

Teams without owners should be sold or the organization should fold.

I agree to an extent but don't know all the details. If the report I heard was correct, the FBI was looking into something like $140 million that the owner took from the team recently without reporting and if MLB didn't take the team, the government may have and losing the Dodgers and their history would be like the NFL letting the Steelers fold.

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fug the McCourt's and that cheating slut of a wife.

Hopefully someone who really cares and wants to win will buy them and clean up the stadium, the fans, and the team.

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And Kemp literally just hit a walk off to win 5-3

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fug the McCourt's and that cheating slut of a wife.

Hopefully someone who really cares and wants to win will buy them and clean up the stadium, the fans, and the team.

Theres rumors that some Chinese billionaire wants to buy the team. If he's willing to be active in free agency I would be all for it. I've also heard Mark Cuban's name come up as well for a potential buyer....

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