The Dodgers on Monday asked the judge in their bankruptcy case to reconsider limits he placed on their arguments.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said he would hear arguments Wednesday.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has said Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig forced the team into bankruptcy by rejecting a proposed television contract. On Friday, Gross ruled that he would hear arguments on whether the contract would be good for the Dodgers and baseball and whether Selig had treated McCourt in good faith. Gross also ruled, however, that he would not authorize McCourt's attorneys to obtain documents and conduct depositions related to other teams.
In a court filing Monday, the Dodgers' attorneys tried a baseball analogy on Gross: "Just as it would be a challenge to show that an umpire was acting in bad faith merely because he called a pitch high that other umpires would call a strike — but easier to make that showing if the same umpire called the same pitch a ball for one team and a strike for the other — [the Dodgers] should be entitled to present evidence of the Commissioner's dealings with other teams involving similar transactions to allow this Court to determine whether the Commissioner is using a different strike zone for [the Dodgers] than for other teams."