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The Dodgers bankruptcy case could, theoretically anyway, stretch into 2012

Jun 30, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

Combination of file photos of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

The judge in the Dodgers’ bankruptcy case released a hearing schedule this afternoon, and it anticipates ten hearings between the next one on July 20th and the 10th one scheduled for  Jan. 25, 2012.

Now, that doesn’t mean they’ll all be used, of course.  As has been reported, Major League Baseball is considering seizing the franchise via a motion soon.  If that were successful, things could wind up much more quickly. The same thing goes for the results of the July 20th hearing in which the judge will decide whose financing — Frank McCourt’s or the league’s — will keep the team running during the pendency of the case. Again, if baseball wins that one, it could hasten the proceedings and position things for a quicker sale of the team.

But yeah, it’s possible that this thing will drag on until 2012. Or the end of the world if you believe that kind of thing. Whichever comes first.

  1. lanflfan - Jun 30, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Ugh. I don’t think I can handle six more months of (mis)management, McCourt-style.

    I’m just curious, what nation will accept Frank once we toss him out? LA won’t be friendly to him and I doubt Boston wants him back. After the bankruptcy is over he may not have a dime to his name, so it’s doubtful he could afford to keep living in the USA. Can we launch him in a rocket to Mars with a wrench and parts and have him fix the Mars rover?

    • royalsfaninfargo - Jun 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM

      Ive said this before. The best punishment for him would be to make him wear a Giants jersey and hang out in his own ballpark/parking lot.

      • lanflfan - Jun 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

        As long as he signs a complete, ironclad “hold harmless” agreement to protect the Dodgers, I can live with that.

  2. SmackSaw - Jun 30, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Anaheim is not that far away. I will not set foot in Dodger Stadium until Frankrupt is gone.

  3. umrguy42 - Jul 1, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Hey, maybe Frank is hoping that that May 21st Judgment Day guy was right, and that everything will be ending this fall…

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