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The Frank McCourt trial pushed back a month

Oct 26, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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

We were supposed to see Bud Selig and Frank McCourt take the stand in the final showdown in bankruptcy court next week, but the judge just kicked the whole thing a month.  The trial is now scheduled for November 29 through December 2.

No reason was given. No interesting reason has to exist. Litigation just works that way. In 11 years I had one trial begin when it was originally scheduled to begin. It just happens.

Practical implication: McCourt will definitely be in charge for the beginning of the offseason planning and team strategy heading into the Winter Meetings.  Of course, as Bill Shaikin reported last month, this may not make any practical difference in team strategy, as it is probably in everyone’s best interest that the team try to be competitive. There is short term money to spend, it seems.

Oh well. At least this will give us something to talk about around Thanksgiving, right?

  1. SmackSaw - Oct 26, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Oh come on. End this already. McCourt is DOA. He trying to stave off the inevitable. My guess he’s milking it to get as much as he can from the settlement. What a parasitic scumbag. Good job, Bud. Maybe the next commissioner will do a better job vetting candidates for the MLB franchise custodial good ole’ boys club.

  2. Old Gator - Oct 26, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Sounds like Frank is getting to that age when he menstruates irregularly.

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