Dodgers Web musings: MLB taking control of Dodgers is talk of the town and country
Seems there was some Dodgers news to discuss this morning:
-- The Times’ Bill Shaikin and David Wharton cover the news story that Major League Baseball has taken control of the Dodgers away from Frank McCourt.
-- The Times’ Shaikin also writes that the transfer to a new owner may take longer than you would like.
-- The Times’ Bill Plaschke says Commissioner Bud Selig should get kudos for his bold move.
--The Times' T.J. Simers writes that it's time to celebrate.
-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports that Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp want to remain Dodgers, regardless of how ownership shakes down.
-- The Times’ Jim Peltz talks to fans at Dodger Stadium, who admit to being shocked but believe it was time for a change.
-- Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown says McCourt now has a choice to make but should be aware of the way his luck has been running.
Writes Brown: "Dig a pothole in the middle of your street, fill it with sewer water, and within hours Frank McCourt would walk along and step in it."
-- In a video, the Associated Press’ Ron Blum tries to break down what happened.
-- The Daily News’ Kevin Modesti says the Dodgers have hit a new low and wonders if things can get any worse.
-- CBS Sports’ Scott Miller says McCourt can’t leave soon enough.
Writes Miller: "It always was tough to tell which parts of Frank McCourt were downright stupid, dangerously delusional or impossibly arrogant."
-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman wonders if the last straw for Selig wasn’t the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow on opening day.
-- ESPN somehow thinks the divorce has paralyzed Dodgers operations.
-- In a Fox Sports video, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly tries to explain why the ownership turmoil won’t affect the team on the field.
-- The New York Times says Selig is strongly considering forcing a Dodgers sale.
-- Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal doesn’t think McCourt will go down without a fight.
-- Fox Sports’ Michael Martinez talks to players, who claim they’re going to do their job regardless of MLB’s actions.
-- And, oh yeah, the Dodgers won Wednesday night behind Jon Garland’s complete game.
-- Steve Dilbeck