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Frank McCourt goes on the offensive

Jul 5, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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

Frank McCourt and the Dodgers filed a motion in the bankruptcy case in which they accuse Major League Baseball of singling out the Dodgers for rough treatment while treating other teams with financial problems “with a velvet glove,” thereby pushing the Dodgers to the financial brink.

They also accuse the league of holding out on providing documents and seem intent on turning this case into a contest regarding who the worst actor was in all of this as opposed to one in which the Dodgers’ financial best interests are determined.

All is fair in love and litigation, I suppose, but given that the issue first on the agenda in this case is whose bankruptcy financing plan is the best, I can’t help but think that the judge is gonna be annoyed by McCourt turning this case into a big discovery dispute clusterbang a week after things got underway.

But hey, as we’ve seen this afternoon, you can never predict what’s gonna happen in the legal system.

  1. SmackSaw - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    You’d go on the offensive too if someone changed the pin number to your personal ATM machine.

  2. qcubed3 - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    A jury of your peers (here on HBT) have found you, Frank McCourt, guilty of being an Ass of, and in, the first degree.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Apparently, juries in this country don’t know how to convict, so perhaps McCourt is pursuing the best plan for him here.

    • kopy - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:41 PM

      Don’t blame the jury. That prosecution wouldn’t have been able to prove who took the cookies from the cookie jar.

  4. royalsfaninfargo - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Frank McCourt isnt going on the offensive, he is offensive!

    • mississippimusicman - Jul 5, 2011 at 4:48 PM

      Beat me to it.

  5. rcali - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    I think I saw McCourt raiding a charity donation jar at a coffee house today

  6. MightyMoonWorm - Jul 5, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Come on Frank, the rest of us normal Americans get an extra job to support our professional sports teams.

  7. bigharold - Jul 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    On the WTF-o-Meter scale of 1 to 10 that’s about a 12.

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