Monday, June 27, 2011

A List of People/Places/Things Owed Money By The Dodgers

On Monday morning, Frank McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy after Bud Selig and Major League Baseball denied their new $235 million television deal with Fox. Selig long feared that the money brought in by the television deal would be siphoned off and used to help pay off Frank's ex-wife Jamie in their divorce proceedings. When the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy, they released the names of a number of players, past and present, and companies that the team owes money. You could basically create an entire starting lineup out of the individuals the team is indebted to. (Note: This does not include ALL of the team's creditors. There are several current and former players left off with credits in the hundreds of thousands to a few millions. I just listed the largest, egregious, and absurd of the listings).
  • Manny Ramirez - $21 million
  • Andruw Jones - $11 million
  • Hiroki Kuroda - $4.83 million
  • Rafael Furcal - $3.7 million
  • Chicago White Sox - $3.5 million
  • Ted Lilly - $3.42 million
  • Kaz Ishii - $3.3 million
  • Juan Uribe - $3.24 million
  • Juan Pierre - $3.05 million
  • Marquis Grissom - $2.7 million
  • Jon Garland - $1.2 million
  • Levy Restaurants - $588k
  • Continental Airlines - $339k
  • Bank of America - $320k
  • KABC AM Radio 790 - $273k
  • City of Los Angeles Office of Finance - $240k
  • Rod Barajas - $200k
  • P2 Promo - $175k
  • Vin Scully - $153k
  • Deloitte Tax LLP - $74k
  • Covington and Burling LLP - $73k
Ok, current players are one thing, and even Manny Ramirez is somewhat acceptable with the deferred payments from his super inflated old contract with the team, but how in the hell do you allow Vin Scully to go unpaid?!?!?!? The man IS the Dodgers. Let's put together a group to buy this team and move on out to Las Vegas.

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