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Judges at Odds!

Well, I had predicted that the Bankruptcy Court would allow Frank McCourt to seek offers for the Dodgers’ TV rights… and it did.  And, I predicted that Fox would lose on appeal… and they didn’t!   I was wrong!

You have two judges that are polar opposites on this issue.  I think it’s just another case of two judges on the left and right disagreeing, and I am so sick of politics in everything.

I agree with William Shakespeare, “the first thing we should do is kill all the lawyers.”  But, I digress.  Actually, I don’t know what bearing the ruling will have on the sale of the Dodgers, except that if Frank doesn’t get the bids he wants, he will say it’s because he was not allowed to seek a new TV deal.

Don’t think this was a win.  It might prolong the sale.

My real job is water treatment.  Sometimes people have such bad water that they say “maybe I should drill a new well.”  I remind them that if they do that, one of three things will happen:

  1. You will get better water;
  2. You will get worse water; or
  3. You will get the same water.

The sale of the Dodgers is just like that.  When it is over (and hopefully, it will be sooner and not later), Dodger fans will have a better owner, a worse owner or the same owner!

Doesn’t that just make your day, knowing that you have a 66.6% chance of things being the same as they are now… or worse?  (vomit noises)

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4 Responses to “Judges at Odds!”

  1. Bobby says:

    ur motivating me to work out all the way out in singapore mark!!

  2. Bill Russell says:

    I hear Billionaire Steven Cohen is an active buyer for the Dodgers. Would a man with this kind of money be able to entice Frank to find the exit sign at the Stadium? Hold on Price, help is on the way.

  3. Bill Russell says:

    Hold on Prince.. I hate when the N is left out.

  4. Dodgfan says:

    The ruling could also force McCourt to sale the parking lots if he is not able to include a potential pre-negotiated media deal in his exit strategy. In his ruling, the district judge indicated that the bankruptcy judge made a factual mistake by assuming the sale of said media rights would ensure creditors would be paid; thus, indicating that McCourt may need carry the liability for said debt, rather than the future owner(s). IMO, the judge will likely require the Dodgers to settle their debt from revenue generated at the point of sale, instead of utilizing the new media deal to insure payments. Obviously, I am not privy to inside information, so Mark could be correct, but there is a flipside to the ruling.


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