Dennis Gilbert, insurance salesmanNow that Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers, we can turn our attention to potential new owners for the team.The top contender is probably Dennis J. Gilbert. He's got a great story. He's a local guy, went to Gardena High School and L.A. City College. He ... More >>
MLBHey now, you're All-Star.Update: We told you so.
Latinos are really great at boycotts. As long as they don't involve beer (we're looking at you, Coors), strip clubs or sports. (But grapes -- absolutely).
Therefore we don't have high hopes for the great All-Star game boycott of 2011. The ... More >>
Manny's still waiting on $21 mill.Update: After a historic Dodgers victory last night, the court just approved McCourt's request to file the team for bankruptcy. But at this point, Dodger fans (fiercely loyal off the big win) won't be so easy to convince.
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Running out of ways to hate this guyRemember that fuss last week about the Dodgers' divorce settlement? Well, forget about it.According to the Times' Bill Shaikin, who's a good authority on this sort of thing, Major League Baseball has rejected the Dodgers' proposed TV contract.That renders the s ... More >>
Stanley Stalford is leading a quixotic bid for public ownership of the DodgersNot much needs to be said about Wednesday's L.A. City Council vote in support of public ownership of the Dodgers, other than that it was a naked grab for headlines which will have all the impact of a press release.But o ... More >>
Frank McCourtAs we detailed earlier, the Dodger divorce settlement announced this morning is a bit of a fraud. Ordinarily, you'd expect a settlement to resolve the issues, put all the nasty litigation in the past, and allow everybody to move on.This does not do that. In the likely scenario that M ... More >>
If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then religion is a close second. The much-loathed Dodger (co-?)owner, Frank McCourt, has already wrapped himself in the flag, trotting out "God Bless America" for the 7th inning stretch. That hasn't gotten people off his case, so now it's time to c ... More >>
Frank McCourt doesn't care what you thinkSince his remarkable press conference on Wednesday, alleged Dodger owner Frank McCourt has been on a media barnstorming tour.Why, after 18 months of silence, is he finally going public? What does he hope to gain? Well, consider who he's talking to.He has n ... More >>
Frank McCourtUpdate, Thursday morning: Frank McCourt goes on CNBC, bills himself as a working-class hero. See below. Crazy day in Dodger land. Putative owner Frank McCourt held his first press conference in ages today, and denounced Commissioner Bud Selig's move to take control of the team as "un ... More >>
Stanley Stalford wants to take the Dodgers publicStanley Stalford has always dreamed of being president of the Dodgers. He's a lifelong Angeleno and a real estate developer. But he's also a mere millionaire -- not a billionaire -- so he couldn't afford the team even if it were on the market.But m ... More >>
Frank McCourtWith the appointment yesterday of a monitor to oversee the Dodgers' day-to-day operations, everyone in baseball seems to think the era of McCourt ownership is drawing to a close.Everyone, that is, except Frank McCourt. Tomorrow, McCourt will meet in New York with Major League Basebal ... More >>
Tom SchiefferUpdate: In 1975, Texas Monthly named Schieffer one of the 10 worst legislators in Austin. More below.Further indignities may await the Dodgers, but for today it's bad enough that a close friend of George W. Bush is now in charge of the team's day-to-day operations.MLB Commissioner Bu ... More >>
Frank McCourt, during a break from trial last fallUpdated below: Frank McCourt readies his weary legal armies for battle. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who has sat in Sphinx-like silence as the Dodgers have unraveled over the last 18 months, today took control of the team.As commissioner, Selig has ... More >>
Chris RahnDodger owner Frank McCourtLate into today's news cycle -- at 9:15 p.m., to be exact -- the Los Angeles Dodgers' media team sent out an eerie, three-lined statement from a rebellious Frank McCourt, the owner of the apparently financially challenged baseball team.
With only the head ... More >>
Jamie McCourtJamie McCourt, ex-wife of Dodger owner Frank McCourt, is getting annoyed that she has to find out about Dodger financial dealings from the newspaper. So today she's asking a judge to force Frank to turn over financial documents so that she -- and potential bidders for the team -- can ... More >>
Frank McCourtJamie McCourt will be back on the stand today as the Dodger divorce trial returns from a two-week break.So far, there's no sign of a settlement -- though the trial has already taken a brutal toll on what remained of the McCourts' public standing. First, there was Bud Selig's hand-wri ... More >>