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MLB Hopes To Learn From McCourt Era, Approaches Guggenheim Baseball With Caution
Published April 24, 2012
THE WAY IT SHOULD BE: In Atlanta, David O'Brien wrote, "Since the Dodger franchise got out from under the dismal ownership tyranny of Frank McCourt four weeks ago ... I've looked forward to seeing Dodger Stadium again as we’re accustomed to seeing it." That is, with "energy emanating from the crowd and smiles on the faces of the courteous ushers, and with the beautiful, venerable ballpark hopefully spruced up and clean the way it was for decades until the O’Malleys sold the Dodgers and it slowly became Just Another Franchise under Rupert Murdoch and Fox, then something much worse under the feuding McCourt husband-and-wife tandem" (AJC.com, 4/23).