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27Jun
2011
1

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

28Jun
2010
2

Zac Efron & Other Stars Come Out For Dodgers/Yankees Series

Zac Efron, Demi Moore, & Ashton Kutcher. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Zac Efron, Demi Moore, & Ashton Kutcher. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Zac Efron, Demi Moore, & Ashton Kutcher. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Let me say this right off the bat.  Major League Baseball, PLEASE make this a yearly thing!!!

I was at one of the Los Angeles Dodger versus New York Yankees games this weekend and I have never heard a crowd like that at a regular season Dodger game.   Whoever is in charge, the rivalry is not dead and make sure it isn't by making this a yearly inter-league series.  30 years is way too long.

That being said, there was major star power there this weekend and no, Gaga was not there wearing a Yankee jersey and nothing else.

Instead, we had Zac Efron, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher all at the game.  It appears Zac and Demi were rooting for the Yankees and Ashton had the Chicago bears football team on his mind...at a baseball game.  Way to think outside of the batters box Kutcher.

The visiting Yankees took the series from the home team Dodgers 2-1 after giving up a pretty safe lead last night. 

As much as I love A-Rod and Jeter and the Yankees, I am a hometown boy n I was rooting for my Dodgers.  Didn't help much, did it?-Dr.FB

14Apr
2010
1

Rihanna Takes In A Dodger Game

Rihanna. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Rihanna. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Rihanna. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd, the crowd that had Rihanna in it yesterday cheering the Dodgers to victory.

Rihanna was in attendance to cheer on her man Matt Kemp who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Matt Kemp did not pull a Tony Romo and performed in front of his girl. 

Kemp hit a homer as the Dodgers won the home opener.  No word if they had a "Rated R" celebration afterwards.-Dr.FB

5Jan
2010
2

Matt Kemp Hits It Out Of The Park With Rihanna

Matt Kemp & Rihanna.  Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Matt Kemp & Rihanna. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Matt Kemp & Rihanna. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Well, so much for being "just friends" right Matt?  Matt Kemp was spotted over the weekend in Mexico with his new girlfriend Rihanna.  Yes, that Rihanna.

The Los Angeles Dodger star has recently been linked to the singer but has claimed they were just friends.  I wish I can grab some of my "just friends" females backsides like that.

Matt has a golden glove and a slugger award and that's just in the baseball field..  He might be getting both in the dating field soon.-Dr.FB

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

22Oct
2009
1

The Dodgers……

Did they get whupped by Philly or what last night? Wow.

It seems it is a forgone conclusion that they will play the Yankees in the World Series.  Wonder if the Angels have anything to say about that later today?-Dr.FB

19Oct
2009
0

Sports Boxers & Briefs 10/19/09 Edition

The Dodgers and Angels over the weekend put themselves in a hole. The Angels moreso down 0-2 to the Yankees play at 1 P.M. and hope to win one today. The Dodgers got walloped last night 11-0 and did the right thing when down 6-0 and started planning for tonight's game. The Angels cannot go down 0-3 to the Yanks and the Dodgers cannot go down to the Phillies 3-1 either. Pivotal games today.

In football, Tom Brady was Tom Brady as the Patriots rolled over the Titans 59-0. Brett Favre pulled out another one for the Minnesota Vikings beating the Ravens who have now lost 3 in a row. The win less Chiefs beat the hapless Redskins and in the battle of the unbeaten, the New Orleans Saints beat the New York Giants in a game that was not close. The upset of the day was the Raiders holding the Eagles to 9 points to win. Wow.

Last week, we posted a video of Fox Sports going after Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo in a cartoon. We knew the video was harsh on Jessica and her weight and was soon pulled. Burger King, who sponsors the segment apologized to Jessica over it. Shame on the sports reporter who claimed the sent Jessica a grip of Whoppers to make up for it.-Dr.FB