On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers were sold for more than $2 billion, the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise. The ownership group includes Magic Johnson and former baseball executive Stan Kasten. Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. times joins Bill to discuss the sale and what it means for the Dodgers.
The embattled owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Frank McCourt, has finally reached an agreement with Major League Baseball to sell the financially struggling team. Steve Dilbeck, anchor of the Dodger’s blog for the Los Angeles Times, speaks with Bill Littlefield about the reaction of the fans and the future of the Dodgers.
The Tour de France begins on Saturday, and defending champion Alberto Contador is looking to repeat. However, his victory might be taken away from the courts, as he is defending himself against a positive doping test from last year’s tour. Charlie Pierce talks to Bill Littlefield about Contador’s predicament, along with another drug related issue involving golfer Robert Garrigus. In addition, Charlie gives his input on the two sport lockouts, and rails against the MLB’s plans to seize the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in trouble. After owner Frank McCourt filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this week, the MLB has started to talk about seizing the franchise. Bill Littlefield talks to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times about the future of the Dodgers team and how the MLB should approach this predicament.
Jamie and Frank McCourt have spent the past two years fighting over their most valuable possession, the Los Angeles Dodgers. While divorce court proceedings have revealed the McCourt’s lavish lifestyles, including a hairdresser on a $100,000 a year retainer, the Dodgers are being run by Major League Baseball. This week, the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy as Frank McCourt tries to avoid losing his team altogether. To Bill Littlefield, these events seem worth of rhyme.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a financial mess. Now MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has decided the league will take over day-to-day operations of the team, in order to save it. Bill talks to several baseball analysts about the state of the Dodgers and what’s next for the organization.