Bud Selig Says Dodgers’ Decision to File for Bankruptcy Serves to ‘Inflict Further Harm’ on Club

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a mess in about every way possible, and not surprisingly, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig isn't happy that baseball has to try and clean up the mess.

Not long after the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy on Monday, the commissioner released a statement expressing his displeasure with the situation caused by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

Read the entire statement below.

"The Commissioner's Office has spent the better part of one year working with Mr. McCourt and his representatives on the financial situation of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which was caused by Mr. McCourt's excessive debt and his diversion of club assets for his own personal needs. We have consistently communicated to Mr. McCourt that any potential solution to his problems that contemplates mortgaging the future of the Dodgers franchise to the long-term detriment of the club, its loyal fans and the game of Baseball would not be acceptable.

"My goal from the outset has been to ensure that the Dodgers are being operated properly now and will be guided appropriately in the future for their millions of fans. To date, the ideas and proposals that I have been asked to consider have not been consistent with the best interests of Baseball. The action taken today by Mr. McCourt does nothing but inflict further harm to this historic franchise."



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