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See, all the Dodgers’ news really is bad: Frank McCourt to make payroll

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Chin up, buttercup, it appears Frank McCourt will make payroll.

I know how all you Boycotteers were hopeful that McCourt would not be able to meet his May 31 payroll so Major League Baseball could swoop in and officially take over. All as a prelude to selling the team.

But now McCourt is telling league officials he expects to be able to meet Tuesday’s payroll.

Hmm. Wonder where he found the dough?

Of course, back when McCourt was suddenly going on his soporiferous media tour -- not to be confused with the following week when after meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig, he walked past reporters, saying, “I have nothing for you.” -- I do remember him proudly saying he took a personal loan of $30 million from Fox last month and gave $20 million of it to the team.

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Which, of course, still leaves another $10 million.

Now if you’re something like $500 million in debt, you have another tough nut to deal with every month beyond payroll. Not to mention that $637,000 per month he currently has to pay the ex.

Still, sort of curious he was left with an extra $10 million, and it is estimated that he will need $9.8 million to meet Tuesday’s payroll.

Meanwhile, Frank and Jamie McCourt are scheduled to resume their divorce settlement talks Thursday. Don’t think about it.

-- Steve Dilbeck


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