Neither Major League Baseball nor Fox Sports plans to try to stop the sale of the Dodgers, virtually ensuring that the deal will receive court approval Friday.
MLB and Fox, the Dodgers' two most formidable combatants in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, expressed relatively minor concerns Tuesday, the deadline for parties to object to the sale.
Frank McCourt, the Dodgers' outgoing owner, agreed last month to sell the team to Guggenheim Baseball Management for $2.15 billion. MLB has been frustrated by what it considers a lack of information about that transaction — and a separate one in which McCourt and Guggenheim will jointly own the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
However, the court almost certainly would have rejected any MLB objection on those grounds, as the league already had approved Guggenheim as a buyer, and the McCourt entity that currently owns the parking lots is not part of the bankruptcy case.