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Dodgers McCourt Rips MLB -- 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

4/27/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt defiantly announced, "Nobody is taking the Dodgers from me" ... moments after Major League Baseball pulled the plug on a deal with FOX worth upwards of $3 billion, according to McCourt.

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McCourt says Commissioner Bud Selig vetoed the 17-year broadcasting mega-deal with FOX -- which McCourt claims would have immediately given the Dodgers $300 million in equity.

During a news conference in NYC, McCourt ripped Selig for shutting down the deal ... claiming, "It is fundamentally wrong for any person to stand in the way of a sound business transaction."

Selig was not present at the meeting, but McCourt says the MLB reps who were there brought up his divorce as something that bothers the league.

As for Selig appointing J. Thomas Schieffer to monitor the Dodgers ... McCourt said, "Nobody handed the Dodgers to me, and nobody is going to take it away."

UPDATE: MLB exec Rob Manfred says McCourt's got it wrong ... claiming the commish did not veto the deal, but said he won't make a decision until after his investigation into Dodgers finances is complete.

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1.

Carl    

I wonder if there is anyone on the planet other than McCourt himself that is happy he owns the Dodgers. People in LA hate him.

1193 days ago
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Jack    

McCourt, go away already.

1193 days ago
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NDNchief    

McCourt don't drop the soap when you go to the pen. Under your stewardship security at Dodger Stadium is appalling.

1193 days ago
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jazzbassNick    

I'm really hoping the judge in the divorce trial orders the team sold so they can split the proceeds. McCourt's been an @$$ ever since he got here.

1193 days ago
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Jack Peter    

MCCourt is drinking his own koolaid. They took the team away because of these kinds of deals.....idiot....he was going to buy a couple more homes and hide the rest from his wife...and then raise ticket prices....again.

1193 days ago
6.

Jack Peter    

With the IRS and Cal Franchise Tax board after them, the McCourts may end up with nothing after the sale of the Dodgers.

1193 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

I knew he wouldn't go quietly.

1193 days ago
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Mary Ann    

They should have stayed in Brooklyn....L.A. hates them!!!

1193 days ago
9.

Abe    

"McCourt claims would have immediately given the Dodgers $300 million in equity."

What he means is, the deal would immediately have put $300 million in Frank's pocket that he could blow on more houses and other personal expenditures. Not one penny would have gone into improving the team.

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1193 days ago
10.

CCC    

"I'm not going anywhere....except for Hell."

1193 days ago
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DubstepDistribution    

San Francisco Giants!

1193 days ago
12.

Lisa    

The problem with Frank is his wife is the co-owner and they are not on the same page.How can you have two owners and either don't know what the other is doing. They have to find away to involve themselves in team matters despite their divorce.

1193 days ago
13.

duesch    

.. McCourt said, "Nobody handed the Dodgers to me, and nobody is going to take it away."


Except for Selig. Jackass.

1193 days ago
14.

Lizzie    

Hey "mickey Court", what you & your tranny wifey have done to
BRYAN STOW is CRIMINAL, you have BLOOD on your hands!!!!!!
What you two JACKALS(SSSSSSSSSS) have done 2 OUR DODGERS is
DISGUSTING, DISGRACEFUL!!!!!! Gooooooooooo AWAY, far far far
AWAY!!! Hooooooooray 4 MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX!!!!!!!
Little Harvey IS an ole hag Jewish HAG!!!!!!!!!!

1193 days ago
15.

808Chev    

GO AWAY McCOURT... Just go away!!! No one in L.A. wants you here, no one in Cali wants you here and NO DODGER FAN want you anywhere near our team!! Go back to Boston and take you whore ex-wife and free loading sons with you... You are a POS!

1193 days ago
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