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Dodgers sale: The deal now heads to bankruptcy court

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Magic Johnson sits with Frank McCourt during the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres in the home opener at Petco Park on April 5, 2012 in San Diego, California.

Ahead of an April 13 hearing in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bankruptcy case, the team's soon-to-be-new-owners-if-all-goes-well and the team's debtholders are filing court documents. This may or may not shed light on the structure of the deal, but it will certainly provide a bit more transparency on the $2.15 billion purchase price Guggenheim Baseball Management agreed on with Frank McCourt than we've had so far. 

I have access to the court documents but may have to take some time to sort through them. So stay posted.

At the L.A. Times, Bill Shaikin summarizes the story up to this point. He's also tweeting his way through the documents at @BillShaikin. Worth a follow for sure!

UPDATE: The official purchase price is $1.59 billion. Then there's the debt Guggenheim Baseball Management (GBM) is taking on, a bit more than $412 million. There's your $2 billion price tag. The parking lots side deal, remember, is $150 million for GBM, with McCourt providing the other $150 million. Total deal size is really $2.3 billion.

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