Attorneys for MLB ask Delaware Bankruptcy Judge to Clear Way for Sale of Dodgers

DOVER, Del. — Attorneys for Major League Baseball asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday to clear the way for a sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, saying team owner Frank McCourt is driving the team to destruction.

Attorneys for the league argued in a court filing that McCourt is using the team’s Chapter 11 case to try to resolve his own personal financial problems. They said he has methodically stripped the team of its revenue sources and is now seeking to auction off the team’s television rights without league approval, which could lead to its expulsion from the league and leave it in economic ruin.

League attorneys declared the proposed TV rights sale “dead on arrival.”

“Indeed, no one will pay the debtors to broadcast Dodgers games if the club is not part of Major League Baseball,” attorneys for Commissioner Bud Selig wrote. “Consequently, the debtor’s path in this case is a dead end or worse.”

The complete article can be found here: Attorneys for MLB ask Delaware bankruptcy judge to clear way for sale of Dodgers – The Washington Post.

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