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September 14, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
The inability of Frank and Jamie McCourt to settle their divorce case and the prospect of several more years of litigation has prompted Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to consider intervening on behalf of the Dodgers. Selig has remained virtually silent on the issue since the McCourts filed for divorce 11 months ago, saying only that the legal proceedings needed to play out. However, according to four people who have spoken with him, Selig is dismayed at the public spectacle surrounding the divorce and concerned about the potential for lasting damage to the league and its flagship West Coast franchise.
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August 23, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodger. Sound a little dreamy? A little too much to ask for? Maybe not so much. Maybe not as much as it could be. The Times' Dylan Hernandez reported Thursday that Gonzalez has emerged as a "remote possibility" to join the Dodgers. Gonzalez was reportedly placed on waivers Wednesday, and the Dodgers had inquired about the availability of the Red Sox first baseman prior to the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. So could this actually work? Not easily, certainly.
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August 7, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
The sharp drop in attendance at Dodger Stadium this year is likely to cost the Dodgers at least $27 million in reduced ticket sales, concession and parking revenue for the 2011 season. Based on the Dodgers' $286 million of total revenue in 2009, the most recent year for which public figures are available, this season's attendance-related declines would amount to at least a 9.4% drop in the Dodgers' total annual revenue. As the Dodgers open a homestand Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, announced paid attendance is down an average of 7,902 a game so far this season at Chavez Ravine amid the ownership fight between owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball, and the team's sub-.500 play.
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April 21, 2011 | By David Wharton and Bill Shaikin
Major League Baseball has moved to seize control of the Dodgers, a famed franchise that fans and much of the baseball world had come to see as crippled by an owner who does not appear to have enough money to operate the team. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that he plans to appoint a trustee in the next few days to oversee "all business and day-to-day operations" of the ballclub. The move was prompted by a number of issues surrounding the Dodgers, including owner Frank McCourt's recent receipt of $30-million personal loan to meet payroll and the parking-lot attack at Dodger Stadium on March 31 that left a San Francisco Giants fan in a coma, according to a league source.
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November 25, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Fox Sports could pay at least $6 billion to retain the Dodgers' television rights, three parties familiar with the negotiations said Sunday. The deal could be worth three times what the Dodgers' new owners paid for the team and almost 20 times the value of the Dodgers' current television contract. The deal is not done, the parties said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing negotiations. If the two sides do not strike a deal by Friday, the Dodgers would have until the following Friday to present Fox with a final offer, according to the team's current contract.
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March 27, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Jamey Wright was officially added to the 40-man roster on Tuesday, clearing the way for him to make the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a reliever. The Dodgers cleared a place for him on the 40-man roster by moving Blake Hawksworth to the 60-day disabled list. Wright, who came into camp on a minor-league contract, said the previous day that General Manager Ned Colletti told him he would make the opening-day roster. He will draw a base salary of $900,000. Wright can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives: $62,500 for 40 games pitched, $62,500 for 45 games pitched, $75,000 for 50 games pitched, $100,000 for 55 games pitched, $100,000 for 60 games pitched and $100,000 for 65 games pitched.
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April 6, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - Still sick with a stomach flu that cut short his opening-day start, Clayton Kershaw said he was “pretty sure” he would be able to pitch in the Dodgers' home opener Tuesday. “We'll see,” Kershaw said. Kershaw reported a minor improvement in his condition. He pitched three scoreless innings Thursday in the Dodgers' 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. “I felt pretty bad,” he said. “I know I needed to try to get out there. After that third inning, I started getting dizzy and lightheaded and stuff, so I really couldn't do it anymore.” Upon exiting the game, Kershaw tried to return to the team hotel across the street from Petco Park but was too weak to do so. He said he threw up in the eighth inning.
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August 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Just one more thing to add to the eternal divide between Dodgers and Angels fans: Angels owner Arte Moreno has contributed money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, while the Dodgers ownership group has contributed to Barack Obama. The website WNYC.org has put together a great map that shows to whom and how much money sports team owners around the country have contributed. From the Dodgers, Magic Johnson, Todd Boehly, Robert Patton and Mark Walter have each contributed $5,000 to Obama.
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