KPCC’s Managing Editor, Nick Roman, has an elegant solution to The Dodger Situation. He writes:
Whoever winds up buying the Dodgers might have current owner Frank McCourt … as their landlord. Last Sunday, LA Times sportswriter Bill Shaikin reported that soon after Frank McCourt bought the Dodgers, he broke the Dodger empire into bits and pieces – Dodger Stadium here, parking lots there. So now, according to the Times, the Dodgers pay rent to play in Dodger Stadium, about $14 million a year. That’s more rent than any other team … seven times what the Angels pay to Anaheim to play in Angel Stadium. Shaikin was hinting that the notion of McCourt as landlord will frighten away potential buyers if Major League Baseball tries to sell the team. Maybe McCourt had that in mind all along. But what looks like a clever move by McCourt might not be at all. ... CLICK THROUGH for the whole story.