Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Wheels Of Justice Grind Exceeding Fine
Dodgers season ticket holders are now asking for representation before the bankruptcy court:
The motion asks the court to appoint a committee to represent the interests of the approximately 17,000 Dodgers season ticket holders, described as "the real stakeholders" in the case. The Dodgers and the official creditors' committee each have opposed the formation of a committee to represent season ticket holders, according to the filing, and so the U.S. trustee assigned to the case has denied the ticket holders standing "at this time."It ain't over 'til it's over, but man ...
The Dodgers have stifled "the basic desire of its most loyal and financially invested fans on whose goodwill they are dependent -- the season ticket holders -- to have a seat at the table in this reorganization," the filing reads.
Update: Bill Shaikin, again doing yeoman's work, reports Fox is suing the Dodgers "seeking unspecified damages and order that any sale TV rights sale comply with current contract"; the net effect is "to try to stop #Dodgers proposed sale of TV rights, key to McCourt's strategy to emerge from bankruptcy as owner."
MLBPA will monitor "carefully" Dodgers spending. Presumably this is more about players getting their salaries. Supposedly the team has enough to pick up high-dollar free agents, but I remain unimpressed.
Update 2: The LAT story on the Fox suit.