LOS ANGELES (AP) — A newly hired Los Angeles Dodgers executive has criticized Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s move to take control of the team.

Dodgers vice chairman Steve Soboroff calls Selig’s action “irresponsible.” Major League Baseball took over day-to-day operations of the Dodgers on Wednesday because owner Frank McCourt’s troubled finances and unresolved divorce settlement have seemingly paralyzed the franchise.

Soboroff was hired this week to improve the fan experience at Dodger Stadium and help with ties to the community.

Soboroff made his comments Thursday during the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over Atlanta in 12 innings.

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Comments (13)
  1. YouCouldLookItUp says:

    That SFG fan would be safer living in Los Angeles than in San Francisco. We know that.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Finally, someone who will run the club like it was meant to be run. Greedy McCourts are going down, first MLB and now the IRS.

      1. Saber 1 says:

        So do you but we won’t advertise it.

  2. Kim Greene says:

    Soboroff – seriously what is his experience? I’m sorry but you know, I think Selig probably knows more than Steve whose broad experience (that’s sarcasm) exists solely in Los Angeles. The standards in Major League baseball are apparently too high to reach for the McCourts and their greed. I think the last nail in the coffin was the near death beating of Bryan Stowe and the brain trust that is Frank McCourt was quick to point out that outside of that, everyone had a great time. Bottom line is Frank has made the stadium gang friendly in keeping with the political atmosphere established by our Mayor and Police Chief. I wouldn’t be surprised if Villaragoiasa is more involved in the downfall of the Dodgers than we are privy to right now. But Soboroff’s words are the last ones we need to trust. What the heck does he know?

    1. John says:

      He knows this is all a power play by Selig because McCourt dared to defy him by taking a personal loan from Fox after Selig denied McCourt’s bid to sell future broadcasting rights. Selig’s on a power trip and the team will suffer for it. Last I checked this was still America and you don’t seize property like this because you’re investigating something. Selig is just throwing a hissy fit because McCourt had outsmarted him. It’s sad and juvenile on every level.

      1. jaided says:

        john u know nothing just like Mccourt. Dodgers do not need a owner who needs loans to pay for the players. good job selig. take this great organization from this broke chump.

    2. Fernando Garvey says:

      “I wouldn’t be surprised if Villaragoiasa is more involved in the downfall of the Dodgers than we are privy to right now. ”

      Quit sniffing glue.

  3. Kevin says:

    lets see, the mcCourts had to borrow money to buy the Dodgers back in 04 and then all of the sudden they own many, many homes and travel all over the world (in the name of Dodger relations) mean while they raise the prices on everything in the stadium so that the honest hard working man cannot afford to take his family to a game anymore. they dont put a winning team on the field anymore and the ones they do they way over pay for them. and now Frank is borrowing money just to pay for all his mistakes. let MLB take over the Dodgers and lets see them find an owner who wants to see a winner on the field and not more money in his pocket

  4. Just a Thought says:

    @ Kevin: Amen to that! I couldn’t have said it better. Thank you =)

  5. jaided says:

    soboroff is upset he might be out a job.

  6. Den says:

    Hopefully a home-grown local entity who loves and cares for the Los Angeles Dodgers will buy the team and not use it for a personal piggy bank like McCourt did.

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