Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times sat down for a lengthy interview with embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on Friday and posted the transcript today. McCourt discussed his meeting with Tom Schieffer, MLB's appointed trustee, as well as the league's investigation into the team's finances. Officials with MLB told him as recently as May of last year that the Dodgers "were a model franchise as far as our financial performance was concerned."
McCourt reiterated that he intends to maintain control of the team and again apologized to the Dodgers' faithful. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports offered up some more on the situation.
Too late Frank. We all hate you and want you to go away. If you truly care about the Dodgers, you will sell to Peter O’Malley, you know, that guy who we all wish hadn’t sold in the first place.
As of las May the Dodgers may well have been “a model franchise as far as our financial performance was concerned”. But, a year later you are borrowing money from MLB to make payroll for the month and desperate to sign a TV deal with FOX to get more money. If you had to borrow money to make payroll for this month, what are you going to do next month Frank? You can’t really compare the financial situation the team is in to last year this time, it is definitely not the same. Give it up Frank, before you run the team into the ground. Maybe you could try politics.