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Frank McCourt speaks to Dodgers employees

November 8, 2011 |  2:51 pm

In the same club-level room where last year he had introduced Don Mattingly as the Dodgers’ new manager, owner Frank McCourt held a Tuesday morning meeting to address his employees for the first time since he announced he would be selling the storied franchise.

Standing in front of staffers who numbered in the hundreds, McCourt said he never thought his personal life would affect the club as much as it did, according to people at the meeting. McCourt was described as remorseful, reportedly telling employees that he wished he had taken better care of what he had.

“He really felt bad about what has happened,” said former manager Tom Lasorda, who was at the meeting.

While fielding questions, McCourt was asked about the sale process but didn’t provide a timetable for its completion.


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Photo: Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times