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Dodgers & Fans’ Letters

July 9, 2011 by USA Post 

Dodgers & Fans' LettersDodgers & Fans’ Letters, Los Angeles Dodgers fans can not post anti-owner of the letters in the list of bankruptcy team in Major League Baseball, a judge said, he ordered them removed from court records.

The letters, obtained before the judge had cleared, including one from Greg MacDonald of Ontario, California, referring to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt of as “life snake oil salesman.”

In another, Michael Evans of Artesia, California, wrote that Major League “created this mess” by not controlling McCourt. He called for an auction to someone who can make the Dodgers “the Yankees of the West.”

“The court understands very well the law and the reasons for fans to express their concern for the baseball team that love and respect your passion court,” wrote U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross in Wilmington, Delaware, today. “However, it is not proper for the Court to file letters of fans.”

Shareholders, employees and the people had small amounts of money sometimes, sending letters to the bankruptcy courts complaints about the handling of a case. They have the legal right to participate because they are considered creditors. The fans, whose letters were removed by gross is not intended as creditors.

MacDonald, 33, said he has been a Dodgers fan since 1986, when he was 8 years and the team was still owned by the family of Walter O’Malley, who moved the club to Los Angeles from Brooklyn. He sent the letter to the judge, because he feels as a creditor, even though the Dodgers do not owe money, said MacDonald.

“They owe me a good product on the field,” he said in an interview.

Dodger’s spokesman Steve Sugerman declined comment.

Ty Manion Manhattan Beach, Calif., said in a letter arrived from Wisconsin in 1995 and became a Dodgers fan, “over time.” He wrote that has been discouraged by the long concession lines that lost him the last four innings.

Colin Van Nuys real, described in a letter as a “baseball fan life” in the Los Angeles area, Gross asked him to help “this once proud sports franchise.”

Also today, Major League Baseball and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) ‘s Highbridge Capital Management LLC submitted letters opposing whether the bank should be forced to hand over documents related to its proposed loan to the Dodgers and 150 million.

The league said in his letter that the information is needed to prepare for a hearing this month on the loan proposal. Highbridge argued that the league could get all the information you need directly from the Dodgers.

The Dodgers went bankrupt on 27 June after MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a monitor to oversee the team and rejected a proposal from the television rights agreement negotiated McCourt News Corp. (NWSA) ‘s Fox Sports.

Selig appointed a monitor, in part due to safety concerns raised after a group of fans of the Dodgers’ beat a San Francisco Giants fan after a game this year, the team of attorney Bruce Bennett said in the court yesterday.

Bennett said the reaction to shock baseball showed that Selig is treating McCourt differently, because other teams have had similar problems, without a monitor being appointed. The league has denied that McCourt is being treated unfairly.

The bankruptcy case is In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, 11-12010, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington).

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