Baseball asks for sale of Dodgers

In a move asserting Major League Baseball Commissioner <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEBSL000508" title="Bud Selig" href="/topic/sports/baseball/bud-selig-PEBSL000508.topic">Bud Selig</a>'s authority over individual teams, MLB lawyers ask a federal bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000015" title="Los Angeles Dodgers" href="/topic/sports/baseball/los-angeles-dodgers-ORSPT000015.topic">Dodgers</a>, arguing in court papers submitted Sept. 22 that <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="hpc713" title="Frank McCourt" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/frank-mccourt-hpc713.topic">Frank McCourt</a>'s plan to retain ownership is "dead on arrival."

( Mary Altaffer / Associated Press )

In a move asserting Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's authority over individual teams, MLB lawyers ask a federal bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the Dodgers, arguing in court papers submitted Sept. 22 that Frank McCourt's plan to retain ownership is "dead on arrival."

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