Friday, June 17, 2011

On Bud Selig's coming decision.

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Over at ESPN Los Angeles, I wrote about the commissioner's hugely influential role in how the remainder of the divorce shakes out. I'm posting from my Blackberry, so I can't make the link streamlined, but here it is.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=6674247

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17 comments:

  1. Just FYI, the text of the link to your story is correct, but the underlying actually hyperlink/href has the "=6674247" chopped off, so it's broken if you click on the link.

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  2. If Commissioner Gordon determines that the LA Dodgers are community property, then Frank and Jamie will need to decide to retain joint ownership otherwise, without an immediate equity purchase of Jamie’s interest by an outsider, the approximately $250 million of new intra-family debt will allow Bud to rule that the MLB CBA Debt Ratio is so severely violated that the McCourts can not retain ownership unless Fox provides a $400 million nonrefundable signing bonus.

    If Commissioner Gordon determines that the LA Dodgers are not community property then Frank just needs a $150 million nonrefundable signing bonus from Fox in order to buyout Jamie. The signing bonus will be counted as currently year revenue thus causing the LA Dodgers to easily pass the MLB CBA Debt Ratio. Therefore Frank retains the Dodgers under this scenario and wins in court if MLB attempts to take the Dodgers from him.

    Although the LA Dodger revenue and resulting EBITDA has fallen so much that the LA Dodgers are now in violation of the MLB CBA Debt Ratio, it is unconscionable for Bud to attempt to take the LA Dodgers from Frank before Commissioner Gordon rules.

    Thanks a lot Fox!

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  3. "unconscionable" - really?

    What is unconscionable is the way the McCourts treated the D's as their personal ATM until they realized they were on the verge of losing the team. Whatever follows now in regard to how they're treated and/or disciplined is not "unconscionable" - it's just. And totally earned.

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  4. If I were Bud, I wouldn't approve of any deal until I know for sure the state of the franchise: community property? or Sole ownership?

    If community property, then the team has to be sold anyway thus making the team less desirable for the next potential owner.

    If sole ownership, then we risk a repeat of how McCourt treated the franchise as his personal ATM.

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  5. I'm still waiting for the "Frank's a Douche-Bag", "Jamie's a Cunt" check boxes. :)

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  6. I could not have said it better myself ! :) :) LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

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  7. I feel for their three boys.
    Although I agree that Mr. and Mrs. McC are pathetic losers, it has to be REALLY difficult to see your folks labeled douchebags and cunts in all of the blogs.

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