It has been painful to read some of the stories about Frank McCourt vs MLB. Headlines like “Dodgers ask bankruptcy judge to reconsider limits on arguments” make me cringe. Other headlines and sentences from recent articles include: “MLB calls Dodgers’ document demands ‘totally irrelevant'”, “The Dodgers also alleged that discovery “has been one-sided in favor of MLB” because Gross denied the Dodgers‘ previous requests…”, “Dodgers‘ argument fails to move bankruptcy judge”, “The Dodgers failed again on Wednesday to persuade U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross that they needed documents about other Major League Baseball teams”…
These stories make the Dodgers sound like a whiny, pathetic organization. This is the organization of “The Boys of Summer”, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw. It is not “the Dodgers” making all of these desperate legal ploys, it is Frank McCourt! I for one, cannot wait until this weasel is long gone from Los Angeles and the Dodgers can begin the long journey of rebuilding the legacy that we have come to know and love.
Attention headline writers and reporters: Stop writing Dodgers and write that McCourt is the one responsible for the legal maneuvering.
Brewers advance to NLCS
The Milwaukee Brewers just defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in extra innings. In the other game five action, the Cardinals are leading the Phillies going into the bottom of the 2nd inning.
Colletti talks about the off-season
Ned Colletti talked to ESPN’s Jim Bowden about the 2011 performances of some players and his thoughts for next year at http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7071525/los-angeles-dodgers-gm-ned-colletti-assesses-team-personnel-season-come
Jon Weisman remembers 2011
The Dodger Thoughts blogger has been busy in the last week taking a look at various Dodger players including Justin Sellers, John Ely, Eugeni0-for-ever, Nathan Eovaldi, Casey Blake, Juan Castro, Aaron Miles and Javy Guerra. See http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-thoughts/archive/_/month/october-2011