Apr 21, 2011

News Alert: Major League Baseball Takes Over Operation of Los Angeles Dodgers

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The New York Times
Wed, April 20, 2011 -- 5:25 PM ET

Major League Baseball Takes Over Operation of Los Angeles Dodgers

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Monday that he would
appoint someone to oversee all operations of the Los Angeles
Dodgers because of his "deep concerns" about the state of the
marquee franchise.

But two people with knowledge of the situation said that he
is also strongly considering forcing the sale of the team by
invoking his "bests interests of baseball" powers to wrest
the team from Frank McCourt, the owner since 2004, who he
believes has mismanaged the franchise while enriching

Selig said in a statement that he informed McCourt of his
decision, which he said was made to "protect the best
interests of the club, its great fans and all of Major League

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