Greg MacDonald, 33, has been a Dodger fan since childhood. He had a day off last week, and decided to use it to send a heartfelt message to the judge overseeing the Dodger bankruptcy case.
“Please allow us to reclaim our team,” he wrote. “I beg you.”
MacDonald said he thought the letter, which is after the jump, would have more impact than a call to a talk radio station. It was filed today as part of the already-voluminous official record of the bankruptcy case.
“I just decided I'm gonna write something and send it in the mail so I can say I did my part as a Dodger fan,” MacDonald said.
MacDonald works at Mt. San Antonio College. Before that, he was a sportswriter who occasionally covered the Angels. (Disclosure: He and I each worked at the Daily Breeze and the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group.) He said he has always been a Dodger fan.
He attended his first game in 1986, and remembers the Dodgers losing to the Mets on a Darryl Strawberry home run. Though he used to attend games regularly, he has been boycotting the team for the last two years in protest of Frank McCourt's ownership.
In his letter to Judge Kevin Gross, he described McCourt as a “life-long snake-oil salesman.”
“I, like many Dodger fans in and around the L.A. area, refuse to go to games because of the McCourts and will no longer put money in their pockets to fund their lifestyle or to pay their lawyers,” he wrote.
Here's the letter: