I’ve been hearing a lot about the Dodgers being taken over by Major League Baseball as of late and it’s one of the craziest things I’ve seen and it may just be a first in sports where the organizations takes over one of its teams and boots the owner out. It’s no secret that Frank McCourt has had a pretty rough last year with his divorce and all and now this. The reports coming out is that he was using the teams money for personal gains and reasons.
McCourt said he as been in compliance with the leagues financial standards and from the sounds of it he plans on suing Major League Baseball over Bud Selig’s actions. The Dodgers are one of the most historical teams in baseball and it sucks that all of this negativity and controversy is surrounding them. Even so, they are still playing decent baseball and making the most of it.
Someone asked me how can the league do that when someone owns a team? I am not quite sure but I am thinking when an owner joins the league he signs a contract that states he will be in compliance with all the financial expectations that the league has. McCourt obviously wasn’t in compliance with the league and so they took it over.
Here’s my question, why hasn’t the same thing happened to the New York Mets? They have more problems then McCourt does and no one’s taken them over. People are saying by next year MLB will take over the Mets but right now the focus is on the Dodgers. All I got to say is stay tuned for more on this situation because it’s not going away anytime soon.