Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who is trying to make his case to retain control over the team, said Thursday that commissioner Bud Selig is “ducking” him. The league has taken control of the franchise and installed Tom Schieffer as monitor.
McCourt met with MLB officials Wednesday, but Selig was absent, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com. McCourt has argued that a proposed television deal with FOX, which MLB has not yet approved, would diminish any concerns over his divorce and the finances of the team.
“I want to talk to Bud, and I want to know why he’s ducking me,” McCourt said during an appearance on MSNBC Thursday. “I’m here to solve a problem, not make a problem, and you know, we’ll deal with the next steps if he says. I can’t make a person talk to me and can’t make a person focus on the issue.
“This is a great transaction for the Dodgers and for baseball. It’s consistent with transactions approved for other teams. This, I’m not asking for a penny from any other owner or from MLB. I just want to access my capital. That’s all I want. I want to sit and talk about it, that’s all.”