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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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Pat C    

Everything McCourt does ends up being a slimy scam. The fans have been treated like crap and deserve an owner who wants to win. How much top talent has he given away or draft picks he didn't want to pay.

The O'Malleys' did pretty good just copy them. The fans loved them and the Dodgers were a team with an family environment without a Giant fan being beat in the parking lot. The poor Giant's fan is likely to stay in a coma if he does not die.

As a Dodger fan I am ashamed of the lack of security all the while his two sons get paid $ 600,000 each while one is in school and the other having another full time job. This money could of went for security or players.

McCourt must go!

1183 days ago
17.

Peaches    

Ms McCourt and Ms McCourt are just money hungry pigs..He cant handle his own home matters let alone the Dodger Franchise. He's just another John Deloren....bet he'll wind up in the big house.....one that matches his big head and tiny body. His head looks like an old bowling ball...........just sayin'

1183 days ago
18.

Jillian    

McCourt is a carpetbagger and a sleezebag. I heard 2 sports
journalists talking about the McCourt's and I didn't realize
all the slimy things these two have done.

The Dodger organization is one of the most prestigeous sports
venues in all of pro sports and Mc Court has diminished it with
his bad money issues.

McCourt--------Just get out of LA.

1183 days ago
19.

Gill Jones    

Mccourt is the man for the job and the players love him for his keen baseball sense and management skills.

1183 days ago
20.

808Chev    

GO AWAY MCCOURT!!! No one in L.A. wants you here! No one in Cali wants you here and NO DODGER fan wants you near our team. Get the hell out of Dodgertown, take your trash/whore ex-wife and your free loading sons with you.

1183 days ago
21.

Amerndop    

All these claims are false and i am sure..he will get innocent justice.Vapor4Life Ultimate Starter Kit

1183 days ago
22.

steve    

McCourt is done !!!!!!! He still has not addressed the reason for these two loans?, yes, to pay salaries but WHY?,,,He always said the Dodgers were " finacially secure "....Right! Like Selig or not, he made the right move!!!

1183 days ago
23.

Chris    

He ought to take the silver spoon out of his mouth and stick it up his ass.

1183 days ago
24.

jmiller    

What does everyone REALLY THINK about the McCourts?

1181 days ago
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