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Dodgers Web musings: MLB taking control of Dodgers is talk of the town and country

April 21, 2011 |  7:23 am

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