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
Man that is some bullshit jounalism right there. When McCourt bought the Dodgers in 2004 the Dodgers hadn't won a single playoff game since 1988.
In 2008 and 2009 the Dodgers made it all the way to the NLCS. They have an outstanding nucleus of young talent in Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, James Loney, Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley. They have absolutley nothing in common with the Pirates who haven't finished above .500 in decades. The Dodgers were in the thick of the pennant race last year until late summer collapses by Line Drive Broxton crushed them.
As far as the stadium goes he has upgraded with many new premium seats and scoreboards.
The issue with the Dodgers is the bitter divorce the last two years and resulting power struggle/money grab. That reporter needs to remove his head from his @hole.