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Major League Baseball to end its investigation into Dodgers finances one week after next payroll comes due

Jun 2, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

File photo of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaking at a news conference about increased security at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Why is it that I have this feeling that MLB would have ended its investigation into Dodgers finances this week had Frank McCourt not managed to make payroll on May 31st? Anyway, here’s Shaikin:

The commissioner’s office hopes to conclude its investigation into the Dodgers’ finances by June 22, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly, characterized the potential end date as a goal, not a guarantee.

That date also coincides with a hearing on the matter of whether Jamie McCourt has standing to challenge the Fox TV contract offer Frank McCourt is banking on.  Of course, given that the next payroll payment is due on June 15th, that could very well be academic at that point.

  1. SmackSaw - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    McCourt has to meet payroll on top of a $6 million payment to Manny by the 15th. Say goodnight, Frank.

  2. hep3 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Isn’t June 22nd the date of the next meeting with the judge, Frank, and Jamie regarding the negotiation of the divorce? June could be a really tough month on Frankie.

    • hep3 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM

      Moron. Read to the bottom.

  3. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Wow, drama coming from a team located in LA. If the Dodgers werent such a historical team to the game i would be laughing at this, but this is really just sad. As punishment for this Frankie should be made to hang out in his on teams parking lot.

    • hep3 - Jun 2, 2011 at 4:00 PM

      Frankie and Jamie in the parking lot, handcuffed to each other and a light pole with no lights and wearing Giants gear.

      I get goose bumps thinking about it.

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