Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Steve Soboroff Resigns As Dodgers Vice Chairman

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Effective immediately, Steve Soboroff, hired April 18 "to tackle security issues" following the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow, has resigned as Dodgers vice chairman, writing in a letter to Frank McCourt that actions by the MLB commissioner made it impossible for him to work effectively, according to

Soboroff wrote that "an unanticipated action by the commissioner of Major League Baseball resulted (understandably) in elevating the resolution of 'control and ownership' issues to top priority, as it remains to this day. As a consequence, it is not possible for me to effectively work on the very initiatives and contributions that you had hired me to implement,'' according to ESPN LA.

Soboroff was hired by McCourt seven months after he wrote an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times in support of the embattled Dodgers owner, and Soboroff made it clear in his first interview with local media on the day he was hired that he remained firmly in McCourt's camp....McCourt now appears in grave danger of not being able to make payroll on June 30, which could result in MLB taking over the club.