L.A. Dodgers Finally Sold; McCourt and MLB still in Big Mess (Video)

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been sold! For over $1 billion! Cue up the Dr. Evil voice. Boss Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball (MLB) settled on a court-supervised auction of the bankrupt franchise. The L.A. Dodgers ballpark, Dodger Stadium ballpark, land rights and television rights could all be included in the potential package of goods sold.

After the jump check out NMA’s hilarious animated video on the topic.

And here’s our list of the top 5 candidates to own the L.A. Dodgers.

Potential bidders for the franchise could include Mark Cuban, individual investors such as Peter O’Malley, Dennis Gilbert, Steve Garvey, Orel Hershiser, and Fred Claire, and groups such as Blackstone Group, News Corp, Time Warner or Walt Disney.

A sale would help McCourt fund a $130 million divorce settlement. McCourt had hoped to retain control of the Dodgers by winning the right to sell the team’s lucrative TV rights in bankruptcy court. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has openly sparred with McCourt, claiming he has ‘looted’ $189 million from the team for personal interests.

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