Because the divorce of Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank and Jackie McCourt has basically left the ball club in shambles, the MLB has stepped in and taken over the day to day operations of the team, according to reports.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday in a statement that he would be appointing someone in the coming days to take over the “business and the day-to-day operations of the Club.”
As one of the most storied franchises in the league, the nasty divorce has taken a hard toll on the team when it has come to splitting up the team among the McCourts, and it was a report by the LA Times that Frank McCourt had arranged a $30 million loan from Fox, the team’s television partner that led Selig to take action.
The commissioner claims he took action because of his “deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers.”
From the official release: “The Dodgers have been one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports, and we owe it to their legion of loyal fans to ensure that this club is being operated properly now and will be guided appropriately in the future,”
The Dodgers have opened the 2011 campaign with an 8-10 record.
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