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McCourt and Dodgers -- NO Takeover Talks with FOX

4/21/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Despite Frank McCourt getting a $30 million personal loan from FOX -- the network is NOT in the market to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers from its embattled owner.

Frank McCourt

Sources connected with the team tell us FOX is not interested in buying back the franchise it sold to McCourt in 2003 -- and even though the MLB just took control of Doyer finances ... McCourt's not talking about selling.

We're told the main reason there won't be a Dodgers-FOX reunion is it's a bad business model for the network. Put simply, there's better money in airing baseball games than running baseball teams.

Speaking of which, you can bet FOX will keep up its efforts to lock down a long term deal to broadcast Dodgers games ... no matter who's running the team. 


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1.

sonny    

FIRST! DODGERS SUCK!!

1282 days ago
2.

LOVE 2 BE LICKED!    

I am loaded off my ass celebrating the LA LAKER victory tonight (Keystone Light Beer was on sale!).......And by the way HARVEY how in the hell do I put my ugly picture in my TMZ profile comment / pic? I am ugly but I have a big SALAMI so I am told....

1282 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

Get out of LA dirtbag, we don't want you.

1282 days ago
4.

janet    

How much did these two steal from the club?

1282 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

always get a pre-nup if you own a baseball team

1282 days ago
6.

writenow    

Whenever media reports include the word, "embattled" to describe someone, it never turns out well for them. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

1282 days ago
7.

Rooster    

Doyer's fans everwhere pissed becuase Sofia Vergara is apparently speaking for the club - and they don't get to see it?

1282 days ago
8.

Grace    

What is with these Wheat Stixs ads?? They were not there yesterday. TMZ take them off. It's a distraction..geesh.

1282 days ago
9.

peter    

http://twitter.com/ModelBubbles

1282 days ago
10.

Daniel    

He's probably thinking now that he should have just stayed married. Divorce can cause so many complications.

Daniel .. Toronto, CANADA
http://dandmb50.wordpress.com/

1282 days ago
11.

oermens    

News Corp is supposedly looking to buy Formula 1 as well... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13143365
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2011/04/will_f1_go_pay-per-view.html

1282 days ago
12.

Lucretia    

Why exactly does Frank McCourt's bio link from this have a link to Frank-McCourt-the-famous-but-dead-author's IMDB profile?

TMZ does know the difference, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt_%28executive%29
is not the same as
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt
guys.

1281 days ago

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