Bill Plaschke in the L.A. Times says the pending Dodgers sale to Boston developer Frank McCourt is looking more and more like a bad deal.
This problem reaches all the way to the commissioner's office, where Bud Selig has allowed the defacing of a franchise that former commissioners considered a treasure.
How could Selig allow an owner who has stopped spending money on the team to sell to a guy who can't afford it?
Dodger fandom looks to be riled up as well. The last straw was the Dodgers' inactivity while the Angels signed a bunch of top players, especially Vladimir Guerrero, who Frank Deford might call the best young hitter in the game today.
Writes Jon at his thoughtful site Dodger Thoughts:
Bill Plaschke figured it out...The next critical step is for the media to confront Bud Selig and the owners for an explanation of how they could possibly approve Frank McCourt's ownership bid. Enough with the off-the-record rationales of "we need to keep our national broadcast partner happy by letting them sell to whomever they please." Get Selig and the owners on the record explaining how they can justify selling the Dodgers to Oliver Twisted.
Ross Newhan's baseball column today explains how the Angels moved quickly to get Guerrero. The slugger not only is the kind of star who can sell tickets, he even landed Newhan on KPCC.