McCourt Seeks Explanation From MLB Execs On Dodgers Takeover
Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt is scheduled to meet today with MLB execs in N.Y. as he seeks to get further clarity on the league's takeover last week of club business operations, Monday's appointment of Tom Schieffer as club monitor, and Commissioner Bud Selig's refusal to approve a pending media rights deal with Fox that McCourt says will alleviate his financial distress. McCourt requested the meeting, industry sources said. But Selig will not be present as the commissioner continues to keep his distance from McCourt, in part due to legal reasons and concern over a potential lawsuit from McCourt. MLB Exec VP/Labor Relations & Human Resources Rob Manfred and league officials and lawyers will be involved with the meeting, which could help determine whether McCourt challenges the league's seizure of team operations.
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Meanwhile, Schieffer will be in L.A. with MLB Exec VP/Administration and CIO John McHale Jr., and is slated to meet with local media at a hotel near L.A. Int’l Airport and discuss his new role running the club.