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Frank McCourt: Selig Was Wrong To Seize Control Of The Dodgers

A defiant Dodgers owner Frank McCourt challenged baseball’s right to seize his franchise today at a news conference in New York.Firm in opposition to the action of Commissioner Bud Selig, who has appointed a monitor to oversee all aspects of…

A defiant Dodgers owner Frank McCourt challenged baseball’s right to seize his franchise today at a news conference in New York.

Firm in opposition to the action of Commissioner Bud Selig, who has appointed a monitor to oversee all aspects of the Dodgers, McCourt said, “Nobody handed the Dodgers to me and nobody’s going to take it away.”

McCourt said he had met Wednesday with Major League Baseball officials, though Selig was not there, and he presented a “fully negotiated, fully drafted” television contract with Fox that he said would provide the club with $300 million in immediate equity and be worth in the neighborhood of $3 billion over the next 17 years.

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