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Dodgers New Owners Already Messed Up

Fans stand for the national anthem prior to the San Francisco Giants' baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Let's read from the press release that announced the Dodgers being sold for $2 billion:

Mr. McCourt and certain affiliates of the purchasers will also be forming a joint venture, which will acquire the Chavez Ravine property for an additional $150 million.

To translate: Frank McCourt will still have his grubby hands on the parking lots.

So we have a problem on our hands. As people have been celebrating on Twitter and Facebook, rejoicing at what is perceived as the banishment of McCourt, this one sly sentence slips past. McCourt is not banished. McCourt will stay, albeit not in the same capacity as Dodger owner, but he is still in the picture.

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Hate to rain on your parade Dodger fans as you celebrate with Magic Johnson as the figurehead owner. When doctors treat cancer, they try and eliminate every trace of cancer in the body. McCourt has certainly been cancerous to the Dodgers, yet this ownership group will allow McCourt to stick around?

That's ridiculous and pretty damned stupid if you ask me.

Please Let The Door Hit Your Ass on the Way Out, McCourt