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Monitor Appointed to Oversee L.A. Dodgers

4/25/2011 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The former president of the Texas Rangers has been tapped as the monitor for the L.A. Dodgers ...  setting up a possible showdown with Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

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J. Thomas Schieffer was a big investor in the Rangers back in 1989 when George W. Bush bought the team.

Schieffer -- the younger bro of CBS newsman Bob Schieffer -- was the club prez between 1991 and 1999. 

Interesting ... after Kevin Brown signed with the L.A. Dodgers in 1998 for an astronomical $100 million, Schieffer was critical, saying he couldn't imagine the Rangers paying that amount -- "If we do, we're all in trouble."

Per MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's edict, any expenditure of $5 grand or more must be approved by Schieffer.

So now it's all about whether Schieffer and McCourt are in accord.  If not, we're guessin' a legal challenge is in the wings.



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10 COMMENTS

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1.

anon.    

Not his best picture. LOL

1247 days ago
2.

Superman    

Harvey must be a Dodgers fan, because nobody else gives a sh*t who owns the team.

1247 days ago
3.

native_angelino    

I wonder if Schieffer has the right to NIX the salaries paid to McCourt's kids who are not bona fide franchise employees.

1247 days ago
4.

sloppy seconds    

bwaahahahaha rich person FAIL. hahahaha i love it!

1247 days ago
5.

Lori    

Sell the Doyer's to Eli Broad...they don't stand a chance without a huge cash infusion.

1247 days ago
6.

Mulder    

George Bush did not buy the Texas Rangers, ever. He was merely a co-owner, and he didn't run the team at all, since he had no background or experience. It was a gift from Daddy.

1247 days ago
7.

Big Bob    

Thank God, at least he did not appoint a Democrat.

1247 days ago
8.

Janet    

'Ol Frankie should have let Jamie handle it! His greed drove the Doger's into the ground.

1247 days ago
9.

Fresno has PLENTY of pretty, available women.    

Alleviate the drama. Just move the Dodgers to Fresno.
THE FRESNO DODGERS. yeah, that's the ticket.

1247 days ago
10.

ChorizoSupreme    

A hard nosed Texan overlooking the job of a Bostonian douche? This is a whole new reality show in need of cameras. Sell the team to someone who actually cares about the Dodgers.

1247 days ago

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