Dodgers Temporarily Montreal Expos

Via the AP:

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team financially paralyzed by the divorce of its owners.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says in a release Wednesday that he will appoint a representative to oversee the “business and the day-to-day operations of the Club.”

Selig says he took action “because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers.”

His decision followed a report by the Los Angeles Times that owner Frank McCourt had arranged a $30 million loan from the Fox, the team’s television partner.

Between the Dodgers and the Mets, the finances of the National League’s two biggest-market teams are a shambles.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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