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Dodgers Taken Over by MLB

Looks like the Dodgers will join the Expos, the Boston Bees and (briefly) the Texas Rangers as teams taken over by Major League Baseball. This whole mess with the Dodgers is bizarre, from owner Frank McCourt’s messy divorce to his more recent “secret” loan to make payroll. The Dodger faithful should have little to fear beyond this brief hiccup. They’re one of the best sports franchises in baseball with a great ballpark and a loyal fan base. I’m rooting for Mark Cuban to get a shot at them.

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