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Frank McCourt is MIA

Dec 2, 2009, 4:57 PM EDT

So says T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times.  McCourt hasn’t been around the team’s offices, Simers says, has no comments on any baseball moves and has not been handling the day-to-day operations of the club.  Simers doesn’t say how different than this is from previous offseasons (though he does suggest, in his T.J. Simersish fashion that it is, in fact, different), but for a guy whose financial future depends on a court saying that he’s THE owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, you’d think he’d at least try to look busy or something.

The real question of course — and one it would be nice to have McCourt around to answer — is whether the current pleas of poverty by McCourt mean that the Dodgers are going to do anything this winter except give raises to their arbitration eligible players.

Assuming they can even do that.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 3, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    I find it hard to imagine how one of the great cash cows of the game, the Bums themselves, could be so broke. As a former regular at Feesh games at Joeprodolshark Stadium, where the crowds are so sparse that the cheering could best be described as the sound of one hand clapping, I’ve had to get over mild shock at being engulfed in the crowd noise at Chavez Ravine and sitting amongst some of the most rabid and knowledgeable fans the far side of St. Louis. And they’re freaking broke??? There’s mismanagement, incompetence, and decerebration in that descending order. To bust the Bums, though, requires nothing less than anancephaly. I can see the Toronto Feather Lice crashing like that, given the recent ineptitude of their front office, but….the Bums? What the hell did they do, hire Ivan Boesky as a financial consultant and Bernie Madoff as their investment banker?

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