Bankruptcy judge charts middle ground

Decision sets the stage for a battle over television rights

Updated: July 22, 2011, 5:50 PM ET
By Josh Fisher | Special to ESPNLA.com

The saying goes that a good compromise leaves everyone upset, but today's ruling by a federal judge in the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy case may be an exception. Judge Kevin Gross, charged with deciding whether a Frank McCourt-preferred hedge fund or Major League Baseball should fund the club's operations in bankruptcy, took a middle ground: He ordered the Dodgers to accept MLB financing but declared it must be "independent of and uncoupled from Baseball's oversight and governance of the Dodgers ...

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