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The 'death penalty' and the Dodgers

Baseball won't shut the team down, but it might terminate Frank McCourt's ownership

Originally Published: September 30, 2011
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Baseball's best teams are going to battle in the postseason, starting this weekend. But in the view from our Courtside Seat, those are just simple little skirmishes next to the heavy fighting going on in the courtroom right now. Yep, it's a matchup for the ages that makes the starting pitchers in Game 1 of the Yankees-Tigers divisional playoff round (CC Sabathia vs. Justin Verlander) look like small potatoes: Frank McCourt vs. Bud Selig. We'll get to some legal problems over financial shenanigans ...

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