According to ESPN.com, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Wednesday that he will appoint a trustee to oversee the business and day-to-day decisions of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise. This decision was made based on the bitter divorce between now-former chairman Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie, who he had just fired as the Dodgers’ chief executive. This divorce has rocked the franchise to its very core, and in an interview with Selig, he claimed that he has taken this action because of concern for the team’s well-being.
Such a move is unprecedented in baseball history, as the commissioner has never directly seized control of a team from an owner. More information will be given as this story develops.
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