Dodgers web musings: The reviews are in for Frank McCourt and they're all bad (videos)
Not a great day for Frank McCourt to be feeling the love from the media.
Reaction to Commissioner Bud Selig's turning down McCourt’s TV deal was unanimous. As in unanimously bad.
-- The Times’ Bill Plaschke writes that it is over for McCourt, that Major League Baseball simply doesn’t trust him. And why would it?
-- The Times’ T.J. Simers writes McCourt has taken all the joy out of watching the Dodgers.
-- The Times’ Bill Shaikin and David Wharton cover the news angle and writes the next big news day could come when the next team payroll is due June 30.
-- USA Today’s David Leon Moore writes of the sadness in the Dodger Stadium stands as attendance shrinks over displeasure at the McCourt ownership.
-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson writes that it’s time for McCourt to step aside.
-- Steve Garvey, who somehow remains employed by McCourt despite his efforts to buy the team, in a video tells Fox Sports Mark Kriegel that owning the Dodgers just may be his destiny.
-- Take a deep breath and look at how Larry Behrendt at It’s About the Money attempts to break down the 20-plus entities McCourt has broken the Dodgers into. He did this before Selig’s decision, which he called in advance a defining moment in the commissioner’s career.
-- Super agent Scott Boras tells the Orange County Business Journal’s Chris Casacchia that the Fox agreement was simply a bad deal and some suspect the Dodgers could get up to $4.5 billion to $5 billion.
-- Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal said Dodgers fans don’t have to fear that McCourt will start dumping salaries as long as MLB has monitor Tom Schieffer in place.
-- In a video, Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman that McCourt might be able to hang on to the Dodgers for another year.
-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez writes amid the organizational turmoil, Clayton Kershaw managed to shine Monday.
-- Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness’ Mike Petriello said Kershaw is no longer an ace in waiting, but he has arrived.
-- Fox Sports Steve Lyons examines the best three and four hitters in baseball, and in a video finds Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp a notch below the best.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Frank McCourt. Credit: Mary Altaffer / AP