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Frank McCourt Gearing Up for Legal War with MLB

4/21/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with Frank McCourt tell TMZ ... the L.A. Dodgers owner has his lawyers preparing a case against Major League Baseball as well as Commissioner Bud Selig.

Frank McCourt

Sources familiar with the case tell us ... Frank's lawyers are researching and preparing legal docs so they can go to court and ask for a mandatory injunction, forcing the MLB and Selig to reinstate McCourt as the man in charge of the day-to-day operation of the team.

Our sources say the essence of McCourt's case -- that Selig was allegedly "arbitrary and capricious" in yanking McCourt's authority. 

We're told one of the arguments -- that Selig and the MLB have tolerated bigger problems with other teams, including the New York Mets, which is reportedly $450 million in debt.

Our sources say legal action "is not imminent" -- meaning it won't be filed today.  But sources say it could still be filed as early as Friday. 


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16.

Fred Farkel    

Just a friendly reminder to all of you idiots awaiting the day that YOUR WOMAN decides to screw your life up.

You think this won't happen to you in YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD??

Guess again, LOSERS.

Frank??

See you next Saturday.

I'll be behind third base with the TEAM FRANK T-shirt.

1284 days ago
17.

Dan    

See Frank, that's what you get for marrying a $$ hungry POS

1284 days ago
18.

acorn    

Why is Frank McCourt's left eye wonkey? Looks like he had a stroke.

1284 days ago
19.

Lisa    

The Mets might be in debt but they have operating cash to make their payroll. This guy cannot even make the first payroll of the season. Is he going to borrow money again to make the second payroll?
MLB is one organization that don't like to get involved in anything. The fact that they got involved means that the Dodger financial situation must be really bad.

1284 days ago
20.

willbeblue    

McCourt don't you get it its fan like my self that will not go to another game till you sell the team, I was at the game for Fernando Valenzuela blanket night because one of your employees game me the four tickets. so i didn't spend a single $ of my hard earn money. Wednesday was a sad day in Dodger Nation but now that MLB took control i will return to the place i called HEAVEN ON EARTH to support my team...GO DODGERS!!!

1284 days ago
21.

Tammy    

I'm no Frank McCourt fan, but I'm a on his side because I'm against strong-arm tactics. Besdies, I doubt anyone would like it if their property just gets taken away.

1284 days ago
22.

Mary Ann    

It's a shame. Baseball used to be "America's favorite passtime"
Kids wanted to be ball players like DiMaggio when they grew up. Now it's all about money and drugs.
It's not a family thing anymore

1284 days ago
23.

Ken    

No surprise. McCourt never had enough cash to run a MLB team. He is in debt up to his eyeballs. Talk about living above one's means. McCourt is the poster boy for that one. The Dodgers cash flow was the way McCourt, via good tax lawyers, was able to suck the Dodgers dry to spend millions on personal property. To all Dodgers fans that have helped pay for his crazy lifestyle I say: suckers.

1284 days ago
24.

Joe Blow    

And how exactly he is planning on paying these lawyers?

1284 days ago
25.

Mimi    

I hope his lawyers get their fees up front.

1284 days ago
26.

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Frank McCourt...is a fool...damn in this picture the old wrinkled idiot looks like a STROKE VICTIM...he looks like hes paralyzed on one side of his ugly mug,,,no wonder his wife dumped him....he's so old even viagra wont work on that limp thang!!!!!!!

1284 days ago
27.

ric    

As employee for 17yrs...Boston will try to f us anyway they can.send these people back...also Lohans,Hiltons and non Angelenos...

1284 days ago
28.

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Fred Farkel 3 hours ago
Just a friendly reminder to all of you idiots awaiting the day that YOUR WOMAN decides to screw your life up.

You think this won't happen to you in YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD??

Guess again, LOSERS.

Frank??

See you next Saturday.

I'll be behind third base with the TEAM FRANK T-shirt.


Losers? Please you sound more of a loser than anyone here....bet some BITCH TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A PRICK LIKE YOU, thats why the anger....friggin loser sissy!

1284 days ago
29.

sandy    

he's not the owner anymore

1284 days ago
30.

native_angelino    

I am so fed up with this balloon knot! The actions he is taking reflect his basic M.O. A few years ago I read an article which outlined this man's shady busines practices (I wish I could reference the article here). I am hard pressed to believe he has any present partners from his past. If he does, they don't like him. He is a shister, plain and simple.

1284 days ago
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