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Some sympathy for Dodgers fans -- from Boston?

July 1, 2011 |  6:02 am

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Should anyone outside of Los Angeles feel sorry for Dodgers fans who've had to go through the McCourt ownership-divorce-bankruptcy saga?

Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan thinks so.

Despite the bad blood that often exists between Los Angeles and Boston sports fans thanks to the heated Lakers-Celtics rivalry, Ryan says Bostonians should feel some sympathy for Dodgers fans. After all, the McCourts could have been Boston's problem if MLB Commissioner Bud Selig didn't prevent Frank from buying the Red Sox a decade ago.

It's worth a read if you're looking for some outside perspective on what's happening with the team. And it also makes you question (once again) why did Selig allow McCourt to buy the Dodgers in a leveraged deal financed mostly by debt?

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-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Dodgers fans watch batting practice at Target Field in Minneapolis prior to the start of Monday's interleague game between the Dodgers and Twins. Credit: Eric Miller / Reuters

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