Dodgers' future will be fascinating theater

If previous MLB takeovers are any indication, there is much yet to decide

Updated: April 21, 2011, 3:45 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Major League Baseball's announcement that it would seize operating control of the Los Angeles Dodgers sets the stage for the team to be sold and for debt-stricken owner Frank McCourt to be sent packing. That's the good news.

The bad news? This might get a whole lot uglier before a final sale goes through.

Twice in the past decade, MLB has assumed some kind of control over a major league franchise. In 2009, a similarly debt-saddled Tom Hicks announced he would sell the Texas ...

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