Robert Sacks, one of the lawyers representing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, told the Associated Press today that commissioner Bud Selig’s rejecting a request Monday to approve the Fox/Prime Ticket deal “seems to be a predetermined result to drive Frank out of baseball without a good faith basis … This isn’t going to go away quietly.”
Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive vice president of labor relations, replied: “Mr. McCourt was told early on he needed an equity solution. The entire history with Mr. McCourt and baseball shows he’s been given numerous exceptions that were club-specific to assist him. If anything he’s been treated more favorably than other clubs.”
Sacks then claimed that Selig has been ducking his client and should have given McCourt fair warning about not approving the deal.
“If the commissioner wasn’t prepared to approve the transaction, he should have told Frank so he could pursue other avenues,” Sacks said. “I think I would say the commissioner has put the team in a cash-flow bind and Frank is reviewing his options to address that situation as best he can given MLB’s unwarranted action.”
The whole AP story (linked here)