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27Jun
2011
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The L.A. Dodgers File For Bankruptcy

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The once proud franchise from the way of Brooklyn, has filed for bankruptcy.  The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday morning they are indeed filing for bankruptcy.

Frank McCourt, the Dodger owner will not be able to meet payroll when it comes to paying his players and others on Thursday.  McCourt made the decision, not Major League Baseball head honcho Bud Selig.

McCourt thinks this will block Bud Selig from taking over the team and forcing a sale.  The courts may not see it Frank's way however.

McCourt has run this team into the ground by borrowing money and taking out loans against the team and it's property, including his parking lots he owns. 

Straight up, the Dodgers need a new owner.  McCourt needs to do the right thing and not let this drag out.  Hopefully, after that happens, Bud Selig does the right thing, and let's Marc Cuban buy the Dodgers.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Maverick Changes

28Oct
2009
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The McCourt Divorce Is Going To Court

Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt Separate. Photo: LATimes.com
Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt. Photo: LATimes.com

Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt Separate. Photo: LATimes.com

If you guessed our blind item from last week, you knew it was about the Dodger owners The McCourts.

Within a day of the BLIND ITEM post, TMZ busted Jamie McCourt with a younger man, in fact, someone who worked for the Dodgers and was fired a month before.

McCourt fired Jamie last week by email and press release and changed the locks on her so when she came into the office the next day,  she couldn't get in.

Frank has filed as him being the sole owner of the Dodgers. Jamie is filing for divorce as well and is asking for close to 500 grand a month. Wow. Jamie is warning Frank if he does not comply, she will drop some bombshell's in the court room. She will be in court today to try to be reinstated as co-owner of the Dodgers.

Hmm. What is that bombshell she will drop? If you remember that blind item, you know what is coming next!

BTW, thanks to the Funkenberry readers who posted on TMZ about the blind item. I did see they removed the comments but thank you nonetheless!-Dr.FB

15Oct
2009
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Sports Boxers & Briefs: Dodger Owners Separating

Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt Separate. Photo: LATimes.com
Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt Separate. Photo: LATimes.com

Frank McCourt & Jamie McCourt Separate. Photo: LATimes.com

As the Dodgers go into the 2nd round of the playoffs, the owners are about to go into a battle that could be just as hard. Frank & Jamie McCourt confirmed they are separating.

This has been brewing for a while but this is rather bad timing. Now, some focus will be put on this and people are questioning if this would be a distraction to Dodgers going against the Phillies. I don't think it will.  Do players really go "oh man, my owner may be getting divorced. That may make it hard for me to hit the ball?" No, they don't.

On a side note, Cleveland Brown quarterback for a hot minute Brady Quinn has put his home up in the area, causing speculation he will be traded. I am sure he got the heads up that they were making that decision and that is why he put it up for sale. Rumored teams interested are the Carolina Panthers & the Oakland Raiders. Ouch!

There have also been rumors about Terrell Owens getting traded to Chicago. I would take him back in Dallas. I think he has learned his lesson to keep his mouth shut in the locker room and the field and speak on your reality show only. Dallas is 3-2 without T.O. although the 3 victories are over teams that have a combined win total of 1. Buffalo I believe is 1-4 with T.O.-Dr.FB

20Jul
2009
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Author Frank McCourt Passes Away

Frank McCourt passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday. He died due to complications of the deadly skin cancer Melanoma.

You will be missed Frank. Much love and condolences to Frank's friends and family.-Dr.FB