MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced today that he has appointed a trustee to oversee financial operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Selig’s statement is below.
“Pursuant to my authority as Commissioner, I informed Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt today that I will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the Club. I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the Club, its great fans and all of Major League Baseball. My office will continue its thorough investigation into the operations and finances of the Dodgers and related entities during the period of Mr. McCourt’s ownership. I will announce the name of my representative in the next several days. The Dodgers have been one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports, and we owe it to their legion of loyal fans to ensure that this club is being operated properly now and will be guided appropriately in the future.”
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Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich praised Selig’s actions.
“I commend Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s wrestling control of the Dodgers and bringing integrity back to the game. It is my hope that the Commissioner appoints a representative from the O’Malley family to oversee the team’s business affairs during the investigation – a return of the O’Malley family to the Dodgers would be a home run for fans and the Dodgers.”
More details will be announced as they become available.