FROM Dylan Hernandez
MLB Commissioner Selig Takes Control of Dodgers Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced today that his office will take control of finances and day-to-day operations for the LA Dodgers, which he called "one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports." The New York Times is quoting two sources as saying Selig wants to force Frank McCourt to sell the team. We caught up with LA Times beat reporter Dylan Hernandez, who was at Dodger Stadium this afternoon.
Dodgers' Star Outfielder Ramirez Suspended for 50 Games For the first time in many years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in baseball, in part, because of their star outfielder, Manny Ramirez . Now he’s has been suspended for the next 50 games. Ramirez, who’s batting .348 with six home runs and 20 RBI’s, won’t be eligible to go back on the field until July 3. He’s waived his right to appeal the decision and apologized to the team owners, the team and Dodger fans. Dylan Hernandez helped break the story for the Los Angeles Times .
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