MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the ballpark means business as usual, even with a bankruptcy court filing now hovering over the proud franchise.
Manager Don Mattingly said before Monday’s game at Minnesota against the Twins that he believes the performance of his players has not been adversely affected by the off-the-field developments.
The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, blaming Major League Baseball for refusing to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the financially troubled franchise afloat.
Several players are owed millions on their contracts, though they’ve been promised they’ll be paid. Shortstop Jamey Carroll says “worrying is just a waste of time and effort.”
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