LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Tom Schieffer is expected to arrive at Dodger Stadium Thursday for his first official day as the team’s monitor.

“I look forward to talking to Mr. McCourt and hopefully we can have a nice visit and see exactly what it is he’s concerned about,” Schieffer said in a press conference Wednesday.

Shieffer is a former U.S. Ambassador to Australia and Japan and was appointed last week by Major League Baseball Commission Bud Selig to run the financially struggling Dodgers.

The Dodgers are $400 million in debt and needed a $30 million loan to meet the first payroll of the baseball season.

Schieffer is hoping to meet with owner Frank McCourt who was in New York Wednesday to talk with Selig. McCourt called Selig’s actions “un-American.”

Comments (3)
  1. Baseball girl says:

    Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall and hear EVERYTHING Joe Torre has to say about mccourt…….. hope someone leaks some of it….
    Good riddance to the mccourts… It’s time for DODGER BASEBALL the old fashion way.. dignity ,class and a winning team!!!!!!!!!

  2. nativelakerfanami says:

    the mccourt’s never had the franchise of the dodgers and its loyal fans in their daily priorities of life. it was simply another entity that they could say with their big mouths was owned by them. i hate these two people with a passion! like the city of los angeles and its native people, the struggle will simply make us stronger!

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