MLB takes over Dodgers

By Calvin Swanson

Major League Baseball has taken control of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization due to the team's financial woes stemming from the owner's bitter divorce that happened in 2009.

The Dodgers financial situation has been worsened by co-owners Jamie McCourt and Frank McCourt's grueling divorce that started one week after Frank fired Jamie, Dodger's chief executive, accusing her of having an affair with her bodyguard-driver and performing poorly at work, according to an ESPN article.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig had not taken action during the past 18 months until Wednesday, according to an LA Times article. Selig announced he would appoint a trustee to oversee the club due to concerns with the team's financial issues.

After Selig's announcement was made, Frank stated the team had been following MLB's financial guidelines and that he was puzzled by Selig's decision. According to the LA Times, Frank is expected to challenge Selig's decision in court.

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