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October 7, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
If Bud Selig wants to strip Frank McCourt of his ownership of the Dodgers for violating baseball rules, the commissioner had better be prepared to prove his case. If he cannot, the business of some other clubs might be aired publicly. That was the essential fine print in Friday's ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross, in which he formally refused the Dodgers permission to obtain documents relating to the other 29 major league teams. Under the MLB constitution, any owner taking his team into bankruptcy is subject to termination of his franchise, one of several rules the league alleges the Dodgers have violated.
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October 5, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers failed again Wednesday to convince U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross that they need documents about other Major League Baseball teams. "To open this up at this point to all of baseball, to the other 29 teams, would be more burdensome than is appropriate," Gross said, "and perhaps not even relevant to the issue of bad faith. " Gross said he would issue a formal ruling in a day or two but said he did not anticipate reversing his previous order denying the Dodgers access to confidential financial data involving other teams.
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October 3, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez
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.
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September 30, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank McCourt could know by mid-November whether he can retain ownership of the Dodgers, according to a schedule set Friday by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Judge Kevin Gross set a four-day hearing to decide the key issues in the case and said he expected McCourt and Commissioner Bud Selig "to testify in person. " Gross struck two significant blows against McCourt by ruling that the hearing would start Oct. 31 and that the Dodgers would not be allowed to put Selig or other owners on trial.
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September 30, 2011
Can someone remind T.J. Simers that the Cy Young Award is based solely on individual performance and not on the value that performance has to the hurler's team. There is a separate award for that and pitchers are eligible. Thus would my vote for MVP go to Ryan Braun for leading his club to a division title. The Cy Young Award goes to Clayton Kershaw hands down. Bud Chapman Northridge :: At the beginning of the baseball season in early April, I wrote that Matt Kemp and T.J. Simers are similar because they each have so much natural talent, but rarely use it. At least one of them got the message.
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September 24, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies are in the playoffs, again. The Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates are not, again. Same teams, same big money, same October story? Not so fast. The Arizona Diamondbacks just went from last to first. The Detroit Tigers won a division championship for the first time in 24 years, the Milwaukee Brewers for the first time in 29 years. This is a big deal to the fans of those teams, perhaps a bigger deal to a commissioner who has worked toward weakening the correlation between player payroll and postseason participation.
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September 16, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers on Friday asked for court permission to sell their television rights, the key to owner Frank McCourt's strategy to remain the owner of the team when it emerges from bankruptcy protection. The long-awaited court filing sets up a likely legal confrontation with Commissioner Bud Selig, who will have to argue why a team in bankruptcy should not be allowed to maximize the value of its television rights by auctioning them off. "Objecting to the highest and best bid generated by this process ought to be hard to do," said Bruce Bennett, the Dodgers' lead bankruptcy lawyer.
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July 31, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff on Sunday called upon Frank McCourt to sell the Dodgers, becoming the first Major League Baseball owner to publicly urge McCourt to give up his fight to keep the team. Wolff also said he believes owners are united behind Commissioner Bud Selig, whose authority McCourt has challenged in Bankruptcy Court. Wolff, who lives in Los Angeles, said he decided to speak out after attorneys for the Dodgers' owner argued in a divorce court filing that whatever money McCourt might have taken out of the Dodgers was exceeded by the money Selig took out of MLB. "For anyone to seek to diminish Bud's accomplishments in order to rationalize their own actions is, in my opinion, ludicrous and hugely disingenuous," Wolff said.
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July 21, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Major League Baseball said the television contract that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt presented as the team's financial salvation would instead have crippled the club's ability to compete and saddled McCourt and his affiliated companies with close to $1 billion in debt. That was the view expressed by Commissioner Bud Selig in an 11-page letter he wrote to McCourt in rejecting a proposed deal between the Dodgers and Fox. The previously unpublished letter was obtained by The Times from court papers in the Dodgers' bankruptcy case, which McCourt has said was forced by Selig's rejection of the proposed Fox deal.
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July 21, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
When the National League defeated the American League, 5-1, in baseball's All-Star game last week, the NL won home-field advantage for its representative in the World Series. But is home-field advantage actually worth anything? Commissioner Bud Selig insisted that the All-Star game determine home-field advantage in the World Series after the game ended in a tie in 2002. The AL won seven All-Star games in a row beginning in 2003 but won the World Series only four times. Players value the comforts of home in October, but they don't see the logic in awarding home-field advantage to the winner of an exhibition game.
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