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McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

Posted on: June 20, 2011 8:42 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 8:59 pm
 

A lawyer's statement on behalf of down-and-almost-out Dodgers owner Frank McCourt this afternoon nearly guaranteed the next step: See you in court.

Not long after Commissioner Bud Selig nixed McCourt's proposed television deal for the Dodgers on Monday, Steve Susman, senior partner of Susman Godfrey, released a statement that, in part, said: "We plan to explore vigorously our options and remedies with respect to Commissioner Selig’s rejection of the proposed Fox transaction and our commitment to protect the long-term best interests of the Los Angeles Dodgers.”

That was the kicker. The rest of the statement:

 “We are extremely disappointed with the Commissioner’s rejection of the proposed Fox transaction which would inject $235 million into the Los Angeles Dodgers.  As Commissioner Selig well knows, this transaction would make the Dodgers financially secure for the long term and one of the best capitalized teams in Major League Baseball.
 
“For  weeks Major League Baseball has consistently made public pronouncements asserting that Jamie McCourt’s agreement of the Fox transaction also was  needed; that the Court adjudicating the McCourt divorce grant its approval of the transaction; and the Dodger organization provide all data requested by Major League Baseball to satisfy the so-called investigation ordered by  Commissioner Selig last April -- the latter also being the excuse he gave at that time for delaying his approval of the proposed Fox transaction.
 
“All the requirements for the Commissioner to approve the Fox transaction were put in place by last Friday: Frank and Jamie McCourt entered into an agreement based on the proposed transaction; the Court ordered, among other things, that the Fox transaction is 'in the best interest of the Los Angeles Dodgers and should be consummated immediately;' and all information requested by Major League Baseball under its so-called investigation has been provided by the Dodgers. 
 
“Commissioner Selig’s letter of rejection is not only a disappointment, but worse, is potentially destructive to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Major League Baseball.  Accordingly, we plan to explore vigorously our options and remedies with respect to Commissioner Selig’s rejection of the proposed Fox transaction and our commitment to protect the long-term best interests of the Los Angeles Dodgers.” 


 


Comments

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 7:38 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

Man, I wish I were McCourt's lawyer. He's a one man gold mine! Not only he is constantly in litigation, but it's always lenghty, costly litigation. You get one client like him and you are set for life!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:38 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

For anyone who had, or continues to have an ounce of pity for Frank McCourt, please, please read this:

http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archive

s/2011/06/21/commissioner-selig-fra

nk-mccourt-must-go-a-petition/

And then tell me he has the Dodgers' best interests at heart.
Go eff yourself, Frank.  For once in my life I agree with Bud Selig.  I want to set myself on fire.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:32 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

And yes, I KNOW the Mets play in Queens, not Brooklyn.  Guess I should have said, "back in Brooklyn if the Mets should leave the New York area." 



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:27 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

By the way, Chumpoco, you can't contract a club and move it to another city at the same time.  Or didn't you know that?  (It's sort of one or the other, know what I mean?)  And while I suppose that theoretically I wouldn't have a personal problem with the Dodgers being back in Brooklyn if the Mets should leave, the latter's not likely to happen and the days are long past when one city will have three major-league clubs.  (Brooklyn is part of New York City, y'know?) 
So do us all a favor and divest yourself of your "plumb loco" fantasies.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:16 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

What, plumloco (12:17 p.m.)? Still another silly comment from you?  First, a few weeks ago, it was "Cole Hamels is a mediocre pitcher"; then it was "I've never heard of LeSean McCoy"; then it was "Washington and Dallas are going to finish one-two (though not necessarily in that order) in the NFC East."  Don't you ever learn?  Apparently not.  Now it's "contract the Dodgers"?!.  Haven't you figured out from everything that's happened that the problem here is with the owner (regardless of whose "fault" it is, his or the league's), not with the club--which has been around for quite a few years with a fair degree of success?  Sheesh.

They are an embarassment to the city and the league.
Chumpoco, why don't you stop embarrassing yourself and us on these boards with silly comments?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:17 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

"Commissioner Selig’s letter of rejection is not only a disappointment, but worse, is potentially destructive to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Major League Baseball."

Why would a bunch of lawyers working for McCourt claim that they care about the state of MLB? If they truly did care for the state of MLB then they would tell the McCourts to sell the team because even if they did get approval to sign the FOX contract Jamie McCourt still wants to control the team and that is something Frank McCourt does not want. If they sell the team then niether party gets to run the team. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.

I agree with many people that have said "contract the Dodgers...already. They are an embarassment to the city and the league. Move them back to New York where they belong."



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:05 pm
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

Don't give in Frank McCourt to Bud Selig, your wife, or to the low down Dodgers fans either. This is your team Frank and you can do what every you want even if you want to put the Dodgers team even lowly then it is now and show does no supporting Dodgers fans that they better deal with you or you will take this run down team away from LA and them for good. Go Frank!!!!!!!!

This is why children should not post.  Back to nap time for you. Tongue out



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:06 am
 

McCourt to MLB: See you in court?

Don't give in Frank McCourt to Bud Selig, your wife, or to the low down Dodgers fans either. This is your team Frank and you can do what every you want even if you want to put the Dodgers team even lowly then it is now and show does no supporting Dodgers fans that they better deal with you or you will take this run down team away from LA and them for good. Go Frank!!!!!!!!


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