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Frank McCourt: I'm Sittin' Back 'Till Bud Decides

4/22/2011 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with Frank McCourt tell TMZ ... Frank and his lawyers have decided to sit back and wait ... to see who MLB Commissioner Bud Selig chooses to oversee the day-to-day operation of the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Our sources say the person Selig picks will not run the operation, but rather will have a VETO over decisions Frank and the rest of the management team make.

As TMZ first reported ... Frank's lawyers are preparing legal documents that would challenge Selig's move earlier this week -- claiming it's "arbitrary and capricious."

Our sources say nothing will be filed before Selig names the monitor.  We're told if it's someone who has been "sympathetic" to the team and Frank, they probably will not challenge the decision -- at least not immediately.

If, however, the person Selig chooses is not friendly -- or, as it was put to TMZ, "a saboteur" -- Frank's lawyers will fire up their legal options.

We're told Frank and his team have no idea who Selig will select, but some of the names bandied about include Tommy Lasorda, Peter O'Malley and Joe Torre.

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Pee Wee Reese    

Bring this team back to Brooklyn!!

1281 days ago


I smell a rat named Jamie. She'll stop at nothing to ruin her ex. I bet she is behind this conspiracy and possibly the attack of the Giants fan on opening day at Dodger stadium. Jamie could have hired these thugs to beat this guy so bad he is near death. I hope the authorities are looking into this closely and not ruling out Jamie's involvement.

1279 days ago

jakab laszlo    

The LA Dodgers need a new owner period! frank should
sell the team, the longer he's associated with that team
the worst it getts!!!

1279 days ago


Back off Bud you can't even run your ship (MLB) right. What right do you have to take over somebody elses business. The best thing that can come from this is that Frank McCourt sues you and wins. Maybe then the other owners will get rid of you. Win big in court Frank

1279 days ago


TMZ- stick with your standard feminine topics like entertainment news or who is and who isn't a man loving male. Leave sports to people who know. Selig will send a management person with the ability to analyze the cooked books McCourt has probably been authoring. Torre or Lasorda have little to no background in finance. Selig screwed O'Malley out the team in favor of the McCourt's bacause he didn't want a "Steinbrenner like" domination on the west coast as he did that time on the east coast. O'Malley, if he can get a his group together will probably have the inside track to reclaim the Dodgers.

1279 days ago
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