MLB takes financial control of the Dodgers
McCourt had to borrow to make first payroll
Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:14 PM
Selig's complete statement:
"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."
Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:17 PM
Back when the Sox sale happened, the last thing I wanted was the Hollywood guy who didn't spend on payroll in San Diego and anyone who ever had anything to do with the Marlins. And I was hoping the local guy would win.
I'm a f**king idiot.