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Bud Selig: Dodgers' Problems Are 'Historic'

AP | By CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 07.21.2011 | Los Angeles

MILWAUKEE -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig calls the Los Angeles Dodgers' turbulent ownership situation "historic," and acknowledges that the league...

MLB Tries To Make Sense Of Dodgers Complex Finances

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.13.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- The man charged by Major League Baseball with sorting through the finances of the Los Angeles Dodgers is finding a complex jigsaw of compa...

After Face Time With Selig, McCourt Still Has No Answers

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.12.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — With the Los Angeles Dodgers in danger of running out of cash in less than three weeks, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wouldn't set ...

MLB Presses For More Access To Dodgers' Financial Records

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.05.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball wants more complete access to documents on the Los Angeles Dodgers' finances, a person familiar with the sport'...

LA Dodgers Have No Cash For May Payroll

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball believes the Los Angeles Dodgers do not have enough money to make their end of May payroll, a person familiar w...

'Own The Dodgers' Campaign Underway

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

A campaign to build support for public ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers could succeed if Angelenos believe three things - a public bid is in the b...

Before the Dust Settles on the Dodger Trusteeship, Let's Ask Whether We Want Another Rich Man's Plaything or a Community Asset?

Glenn Rothner | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn Rothner

The billionaires and wannabees are already hovering over the Dodgers. Why must we in Los Angeles be relegated to taking a chance on another soap opera, too much debt service, and hidden agendas.

Dodgers GM: 'I Still Report To Frank'

AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 06.22.2011 | Los Angeles

CHICAGO — Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti is operating under the same budgetary guidelines he had before Major League Baseball ...

MLB Expanding Playoffs?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.21.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — With both sides expressing support for adding two playoff teams in 2012, negotiators for baseball players and owners are considering ...

McCourt Suing MLB?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.21.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — As he read each report coming from Los Angeles, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grew more and more concerned. Dodgers owner Frank Mc...

Count on It: Barry Bonds Will Be Voted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Steve Kettmann | Posted 06.11.2011 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

I am like a lot of fans of baseball in being sick, sick, sick of hearing about steroids and unlike most fans in having played a role myself in helping put the topic of steroids and baseball front and center in the national psyche.

Commissioner: MLB Wants To Ban Smokeless Tobacco

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Much to Commissioner Bud Selig's chagrin, chewing tobacco has been almost as much a part of Major League Baseball over the years a...

Say it Loud on Opening Day: Baseball Must Move the All-Star Game From Arizona

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

As the primordial ooze of Arizona's politics comes to a boil yet again, the question must be posed anew to Major League Commissioner Bud Selig: Will the 2011 All-Star Game go ahead as planned?

Mets Money Mishap May Make MLB a Monopoly After All

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To get its exemption from antitrust law, baseball was defined as a bunch of separate businesses. Do they meet that standard today?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

I've often said that while New York is basically a baseball town, the Knicks are a close second. You all got riled up pretty good over the Carmelo Anthony trade.

All Sports Is Political: The Dave Zirin interview

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Christian Avard

They say sports and politics don't mix. One sportswriter disagrees with that. In fact, he would argue that professional sports has always been political and has been a positive force in shaping American society.

MLB Commissioner Makes Controversial Decision For 2011

MLB FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Major League Baseball does not plan to expand the playoffs or use of instant replay in 2011....

Parity Lives in NFL in a Year Without a Cap

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

My sense is that the much-discussed parity in the NFL today will fade into a discussion of a handful of teams well positioned for a playoff run. Parity lives, but only a little while longer.

Steinbrenner Belongs in the Hall of Shame

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Singer

Some consider George Steinbrenner a pioneer of modern sports ownership. But that's not true. He's a disgrace to baseball. And he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. He belongs in the Hall of Shame.

What's Wrong With Baseball?

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

There is a widespread chorus shouting about baseball becoming increasingly boring. The reality is that although the contests have acquired more of an entertainment atmosphere, the thrust of excitement has waned because of two primary factors.

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I ...

Save Baseball! Expand the Playoffs and Shorten the Season

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Now that the Steroids Era is over, Major League Baseball needs new juice. One way to stimulate interest is to expand the post-season playoffs and sho...

Pete Rose's Crown of Thorns

Bryant Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Bryant Welch

America has much at stake in the way we treat Pete Rose. This is not because Pete Rose is innocent, but because he is guilty. In this respect, we are on trial, not Pete Rose.

The Summer of Our Sporting Discontent

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

The summer of 2010 was supposed to be a joyous festival of the World Cup, historic baseball pennant races, and a dynamic NBA free agent period. Instead, the nation's fever dream has become the sports world's nightmare.

Bud Selig Should Be Barred From the Hall of Fame

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

If the new standard is that players tainted by steroids are not Hall of Fame worthy, then the voters must bar the man who was most singularly positioned to take a stand against that taint and failed to do so.