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... In a 37-page motion filed Friday with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross, the Dodgers say "market conditions are optimal for licensing the telecast rights because the market for sports media rights in Los Angeles is vibrant at this time."
The Dodgers say "there can be no assurance that these ideal market conditions will last" and they should be allowed to sell rights now "to avoid any risk of deterioration in value." ...
... The two primary spokespersons (from the firm) charge $750 and $400 per hour, according to the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
"Much of the media reporting on off-field issues has been inaccurate or misleading, and LAD requires a seasoned communications firm such as Kekst to better ensure that media coverage of LAD is more evenhanded and accurate going forward," according to the filing, using the "LAD" abbreviation for the Dodgers.
The filing does not include any examples of inaccurate or misleading coverage. ...
What makes McCourt's media blaming so laughable is the best stuff we got was straight from his mouth in public court filings. Amnesia maybe?
You can't file mountains of court documents crying poverty to get out of paying spousal support and not expect fans to think you are broke.
... Although Broxton's bone bruise had improved dramatically, Dodgers medical director Stan Conte said the spur and loose bodies were the cause of repeated setbacks Broxton suffered in his effort to return, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly saying earlier this week that club officials no longer expected Broxton to pitch this season.
Broxton underwent what Conte said were "three or four" MRIs on the elbow during the season, but Conte said the chips were revealed only after Broxton underwent a CT scan, which was ordered when he experienced mild discomfort earlier this week during his first bullpen session in several weeks.
"CT scans normally aren't done on elbows," Conte said. "But we just wanted to make sure the bone bruise wasn't turning into microfractures."
The surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, after which Broxton is expected to need four to eight weeks to recover before he can begin throwing again. However, with free agency pending, it is possible Broxton has pitched his final game for the Dodgers, who already have replaced him in the closer's role with rookie Javy Guerra and might balk at re-signing Broxton this winter to a major league contract. ...