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10:21 AM ET 07.02 | The Dodgers must let Tom Schieffer resume his job as the league-appointed trustee, a bankruptcy attorney representing the commissioner's office has demanded. The Dodgers are unlikely to agree, which could lead to a showdown on the issue in bankruptcy court. In the bankruptcy case, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is essentially challenging the powers of the commissioner's office, including those within the MLB constitution.

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July 2, 2011  10:47 AM ET

This will be the first time the Dodgers have challenged anyone all season.

July 2, 2011  12:44 PM ET

Wow, what a thoughtful comment from a Giants fan.

July 2, 2011  01:22 PM ET

this year the dodgers can't even be a sellers because of the bankruptcy!!

July 2, 2011  04:35 PM ET

McCourt takes "the captain should go down with the ship" literally

July 2, 2011  04:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wow, what a thoughtful comment from a Giants fan.

Agreed. He should be "taught a lesson" out in the parking lot.

July 2, 2011  05:22 PM ET

I say move them back to Brooklyn

July 2, 2011  06:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wow, what a thoughtful comment from a Giants fan.

And yet, not wrong.

July 2, 2011  06:45 PM ET

Question: Can the Commissioner revoke the franchise (with a unanimous decision of all the other MLB or National League owners?

That would maybe make sense: Revoke the franchise, making Chavez Ravine an even bigger albatross for Frank "Take Me To" McCourt, and re-issue the franchise so that they can play in Anaheim (surely the Big A can accommodate two MLB clubs with some creative scheduling) for a season while Mr. McDork ... er, McCourt ... is foreclosed on. Then the new RESPONSIBLE owners could purchase one of the NL's most storied institutions and the ballpark for enough of a saving to insure long-term viability.

Anyone out there "in the know" if this might be an option?

July 2, 2011  07:37 PM ET

Frank McCourt is the worst kind of individual. I understand that he is a clueless, undeserving, mongoloid type of business executive, thus making him somewhat normal for that genre of parasite. Not just that, take it a step further - He elevated his wife to a high management position, siphoned off money from team coffers into his own wallet like he wasn't accountable to share holders of the fans, continues to besmirch the legacy of all Dodgers including Tommy Lasorda and doesn't have the tenure to make a MLB owner groupie swoon!!! Now he is literally hanging on by his fingernails, in a frivolous and malicious attempt to indefinitely defame the honorable pastime we call America's game, during our most celebrated of national holidays - the Fourth of July, the celebration of our nations independence!?! No shame in his game, that's for sure :[

July 2, 2011  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This will be the first time the Dodgers have challenged anyone all season.

I'm a Dodgers fan, but come on, that's funny. We stink this year, thanks to Frankrupt McCourt. We'll be back!

July 2, 2011  08:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Question: Can the Commissioner revoke the franchise (with a unanimous decision of all the other MLB or National League owners?That would maybe make sense: Revoke the franchise, making Chavez Ravine an even bigger albatross for Frank "Take Me To" McCourt, and re-issue the franchise so that they can play in Anaheim (surely the Big A can accommodate two MLB clubs with some creative scheduling) for a season while Mr. McDork ... er, McCourt ... is foreclosed on. Then the new RESPONSIBLE owners could purchase one of the NL's most storied institutions and the ballpark for enough of a saving to insure long-term viability.Anyone out there "in the know" if this might be an option?

There's already plenty of legal wording in the owner's contract that stipulates that the commissioner can seize the team if he deems it's in the best interest of the club and for baseball. A few owners have tried to sue baseball over the years (including Steinbrenner), but none have succeeded. The language is pretty strong in the league policy that MLB is ultimately in control of every team, not the owners.

July 3, 2011  12:32 AM ET

the pirates could have gained ground today but they just run out of luck on the second game this saturday against the nationals!!

July 3, 2011  12:36 AM ET

the giants score 15 runs against the hitless tigers this is the first game that the giants score more than five runs in a game, the tigers will need to use verlander more often perhaps every other day so they can really be able to compete!!!

July 4, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Funny how Selig likes to bust McCourt who apparently cannot balance his checkbook, which Selig knew about before approving the sale of the Dodgers to him. But his lunch buddies, the Wilpons, can engage in Ponzi schemes with impunity.

July 5, 2011  04:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

McCourt takes "the captain should go down with the ship" literally

In this case its the ship going down with the captain....

 
July 6, 2011  02:33 PM ET

Someday, Selig will disappear, perhaps buried in the outfield corner of Miller field......NEXT!

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