Wednesday's announcement by Major League Baseball that they are effectively taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers and will assume day-to-day operations of the team sends one giant statement: an indictment of the mismanagement under the ownership of Frank McCourt.
Certainly, there have been some less than stellar owners of teams in the past, however none were taken over for complete mismanagement.
And we are not just talking about the mismanagement of money, which has become evident in the wake of the McCourts' pending divorce and recent facts regarding the overall McCourt debt, but also the mismanagement of Dodger Stadium and its security, which led to the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on Opening Day.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are not just one of the most revered franchises in baseball, but also one of the most revered in all of sports, period. Bud Selig is not about to let it be run into the ground by irresponsible ownership.
Here are five reasons why current owner Frank McCourt should choose not to fight and just simply sell the team and walk away quietly.
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