Selig and McCourt

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(3) MLB Commissioner , Bud Selig , left , is seen here , with now former Los Angeles Dodgers’ owner , Frank McCourt . The beleaguered businessman was forced to take the famed ball-club into bankruptcy proceeding whilst in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from ex-wife, Jamie McCourt. Bud Selig presided over this , but it was widely known that McCourt had been contravening the bye-laws of the game by using the franchise as business collateral for several of his surreptitious business deals . The league hierarchy was forced to send in an outside authority to preside over the ball-club , much to the dislike of the owner who stated that he was being a scapegoat for baseball’s own deficiencies . The Dodgers were auctioned off in what was said to a sealed “bidding process” for the sum of $2.156 billion . However , a number of were dissatisfied with the process , especially after it was revealed that Bud Selig interjected himself in the midst of the deliberations , and said to favor winning consortium’s bid , prior to the whole endeavor’s commencement . AP/ Getty Images / Paul M . Metcalf …

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