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Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt at a news conference at Dodger Stadium.
Dodger fans didn’t hold anything back about baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s sudden announcement that he’s taken control of the franchise. A few spoke out before last night’s game at Dodger Stadium.
Sebastian Aurifonti of Las Vegas says news of the commissioner’s takeover won’t really change much for him – and he hopes the same for the Dodgers.
“Don’t let the stuff that’s going on in the back office affect the team. Hey, we’re all right.”
Edward Lopez and his girlfriend Tory Fizzollio heard the news on the drive to the stadium from Lancaster.
“Hopefully, they get good management in here," said Lopez. "A good owner. That’d be nice.”
David Felix of L.A. was a little more dramatic as he described Selig taking control.
“Only the king rules," said Felix. "The code. It’s all Major League Baseball – the Dodgers rule.”
Fan Omar Sandoval of South L.A. is fed up over the whole thing.
“They don’t even do it for the sport no more. It’s all about the money. That’s what ruins baseball. It’s all about money now. It’s not about playing it.”
And the news had Rob Felish of Northridge scratching his head.
“I’m baffled by it. I don’t understand why the league needs to come in and take ownership of the Dodgers," Felish said. "So it’s a little awkward.”
Some fans said they’re eager to see how the ousting of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Commissioner Selig’s takeover will unfold in the next day or two. The team starts a road trip on Friday. By then, the commissioner will have announced the name of the Dodgers’ overseer.