Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Breaking News: Beginning of End of McCourt Nightmare in Sight

"Do I hear one dollar...one dollar? One dollar! Do I hear two dollars...? Geez, this is going to take forever."

From @BillShaikin:

McCourt agrees to sell #Dodgers. Team to be auctioned in bankruptcy court.

UPDATE: Frank McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers (Bill Shaikin, Dodgers Blog)

NOT ENTIRELY UNRELATED: Mark Cuban offered to buy Dodgers, but price was too high (Shaikin, LA Times)

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: From "Frank McCourt to sell Dodgers" by Tony Jackson at ESPNLA.com:

The Dodgers and Major League Baseball issued a joint news release in the wake of the agreement. It read as follows:

"The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball announced that they have agreed today to a court-supervised process to sell the team and its attendant media rights in a manner designed to realize maximum value for the Dodgers and their owner, Frank McCourt. The Blackstone Group LP will manage the sale process."

"I will auction off your team...to the dove in my sleeve!"

41 comments:

NicJ said...

Happy!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

PRAISE JEEBUS!!!

Orel said...

Joy!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Oh sweet shit-sucking jesus we are saved!

Praise Gibson!

Mr. Customer said...

*runs through the streets naked holding a halibut*

Mr. Customer said...

I'll reserve judgement on whomever the next guy will be, but i'm sure glad to see this one gone.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

*snaps picture of Mr. C, begins blackmailing plot*

Orel said...

Halibuts for everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

What are we drinking, lads?

Orel said...

The Balvenie 12! ("DoubleWood")

Spank Horst said...

Let the good times roll,mang.

Neeebs said...

Yee fuckin hawed.

Neeebs said...

Vino tinto tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

I have DoubleWood now.

Mr. Customer said...

Aptly-named Arrogant Bastard Ale in honor of liberation.

Steve Sax said...

Cracked open a Heineken for this one.

Maybe now Kim Ng and Josh Rawitch will come back?!

Steve Sax said...

I am so going to have to move to scotch.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe now Kim Ng and Josh Rawitch will spawn now.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Maybe now we'll start throwing in a superfluous "now" now.

Josh S. said...

Now now, Marla.

Orel said...

Now, now.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Neeebs said...

How now brown cow.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now means now.

Paul said...

And now we make party!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey now!

Paul said...

Now we make now?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not now. Maybe later.

Steve Sax said...

NOW I go to the scotch

el montanero said...

I'll check back in on this tomorrow to make sure I'm not just high on Nyquil. Yes, this must be a dream 'cause it's way too good to be true. Mr. C running about nekked, that is.

Josh S. said...

I was told there'd be halibut.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Sweet baby cheese-its!!! Gold gloves galore and Frank McCourt out the door.

Best Nov 1st ever

Fred's Brim said...

oh my!
and I like halibut

Mr. Customer said...

Good morning, fellow revelers!

I'm as happy as if a flock of white doves, and angelic choir, and an infinite supply of coconut M&Ms flew out of my ass.

Neeebs said...

Conjuring up that image, I'll never eat another coconut M&M again.

Jason said...

Conjuring up that image, I'll never eat another angelic choir again.

Mr. Customer said...

@Jason

You're missing out. They take the hot wings experience to a whole new level.

QuadSevens said...

Just heard the news this morning. I'll be breaking out the Glenlivet tonight!

Orel said...

How about right now, Q7?

QuadSevens said...

My desk drawer doesn't have any scotch in it right now. But I do have a mountain of Halloween candy.

*eating Reese's in celebration*

Fernie V said...

Dammit I knew we should of started that savings group.