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Bad mix: The McCourts and the Dodgers

Allowing Frank and Jamie McCourt to buy the team was wrong in the first place

Originally Published: September 9, 2010
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

There was a lot of headshaking going on six years ago when baseball approved the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Frank and Jamie McCourt. To some inside the game, the logic behind the McCourts being awarded the team seemed as specious as their financial liquidity turned out to be. Some baseball people viewed their ownership of a flagship franchise as a bad idea speeding toward the game like a torpedo.

Now, as the 2010 season draws to a close, the torpedo has struck a direct hit. ...

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