Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Frank McCourt To Meet With MLB Elderly

According to one of his lackeys, our pal Frank McCourt is going to meet with MLB officials of the "senior, senior" level tomorrow:

MIAMI -- Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt issued a statement on Tuesday -- his first since commissioner Bud Selig named former Texas Rangers president Tom Schieffer on Monday to monitor the Dodgers' day-to-day business and financial operations -- stating that he plans to meet with Major League Baseball officials on Wednesday in New York.

McCourt said in the statement that he'll also discuss the "practical concerns" about the hiring of Schieffer. He also talk about a pending television deal with Fox at the meeting.

MLB seized control of the Dodgers last week, only days after the Los Angeles Times reported McCourt had arranged a $30 million loan from Fox to meet payroll. Selig cited his concern about the team's finances and operations as the reason for his decision.

McCourt said he is confident a new television deal will provide financial stability for the Dodgers.

"The media rights package is fully negotiated, and it is one of the most favorable ever reached by a baseball team," McCourt said.

A source close to McCourt, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Selig won't be one of the officials meeting with McCourt, but that McCourt will be meeting with officials on the "senior, senior level." The primary reason for the meeting, according to the source, is to make an impassioned appeal for approval of the 10-year agreement with Fox on the development of a jointly owned, regional sports network, which would go into effect in 2014."

Maybe the McCourt source meant the "senor, senor" level, and he's going to hang out at SoSG Dusty Baker's favorite Mexican bar, in the hopes of getting additional funding from the tip jar on the counter? I don't know.