The sun appears to be setting on Frank McCourt's ownership of the Dodgers.
The beginning of the end of McCourt ownership of the Dodgers is upon us. Major League Baseball has announced that it will take control of day-to-day operations and finances of the Dodgers. Just last month when commissioner Bud Selig visited Camelback Ranch he had little to say regarding McCourt and the Dodgers. However, today he had plenty to say. Here is the official statement from Selig:
"Pursuant to my authority as Commissioner, I informed Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt today that I will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the Club. I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the Club, its great fans and all of Major League Baseball. My office will continue its thorough investigation into the operations and finances of the Dodgers and related entities during the period of Mr. McCourt's ownership. I will announce the name of my representative in the next several days.
"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."
It would be kind of funny if the representative appointed was Kim Ng.
Let's hope for more Rangers and less Expos in this MLB oversee.