Monday, June 27, 2011

McCourt Bankrupt; Also Has No Money

A Frank McCourt quote from "Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection: News release" at Dodgers Blog:

"I simply cannot allow the Commissioner to knowingly and intentionally be in a position to expose the Dodgers to financial risk any longer."

UPDATE: From @SteveRushin:

As Dodgers file for bankruptcy, I'm picturing back of Manny Mota's jersey, with CHAPTER instead of MOTA above the 11.

From @molly_knight:

Source: Jamie McCourt "exasperated" by bankruptcy filing. Wants team sold and this all to end so everyone can move on. More on Espn.com..

From @BillShaikin:

McCourt got $150m in interim financing from a unit of JP Morgan Chase. Interesting: another JP Morgan Chase unit works w MLB on club sales.

Via @DodgerDivorce:

21 comments:

Spank said...

Grit

Mr. Customer said...

I say this should be settled once and for all by gladiatorial combat. Franks and Bud. Center Field. Sunday. Be there!

Jen said...

McCourt is redefining smarmy. Just when I think I couldn't hate him more...surprise! He goes and outdoes himself.

MeanieBreanie said...

Well said Jen. I couldn't agree with you more.

Marla World Peace said...

Frank should be forced to assume all shares of Blockbuster.

Marla World Peace said...

That's fantastic, Frank. Declare bankruptcy and reason it's Selig's fault you're in such dire straights. Maybe if you didn't funnel so much money into your kids and your Malibu beach houses and your Russian healers, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO DECLARE ONE OF BASEBALL'S MOST STORIED FRANCHISES AS INSOLVENT.

Mr. Customer said...

I do so loathe him.

Marla World Peace said...

Oh, goddammit, I misspelled "straits."

SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME, FRANK, YOU PIECE OF SHIT?

Jason W. Peace said...

"Almost there…"
―Garven Dreis

rbnlaw said...

hate, Hate, HATE.
I seriously cannot get fully behind this team as long as it carries Frank's foul stench (and I'm not talking about the smell coming from the trough in the reserve level men's rooms).


Although I am taking the kids to the Ethier bobblehead night on July 7.

Steve Sax said...

Genius headline, Orel.

Josh S. said...

This thread has 11 comments.

Josh S. said...

Shit.

Fred's Brim said...

Hurry up already!

World B. Dusty said...

Eyes on the prize, RBN! Don't give up.

(This comment brought to you by Karina)

Paul said...

My worst case senario was 10 months and 6 court hearings ago.


*note to self don't pick Dodger homestand results or Dodgers worst case senarios*

Spank said...

I hope the bankruptcy judge is a Dodger fan and gives it to the McThieves up their ass.

Mr. Customer said...

Can we ask Double D to call in some of those Delaware favors?

He knows the secret handshake.

Spank said...

Goddamn! We are still paying Juan Pierre!

Neeebs said...

@MC: I always thought that the secret handshake was colored in green.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Frank really is screwed, in that case.