Dodgers Seek to Prove MLB Abusive Conduct

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 1:27pm by

Dodgers seek to show league trying to oust team owner, saying other ailing teams have been treated differently.

WILMINGTON, DE – July 6 (Reuters) – “Abusive conduct” by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig created the cash crunch that led to the bankruptcy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team says.

Now the team is requesting that a bankruptcy court order Major League Baseball to turn over documents the Dodgers say will prove the allegations. And if the league is forced to produce the materials, it could cast a harsh light on the New York Mets and other teams struggling with financial problems.

The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy last month after the league vetoed the team’s proposal to sell future cable television rights, a deal that would have helped it meet payroll.

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