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The Dugout: Frankruptcy!

By 07.01.11

The Dodgers are bankrupt, and their situation isn’t getting any better. From a report posted last night on CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball:

The Los Angeles Dodgers — who recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — issued payroll checks to some “game day staff members” that bounced, according to TMZ.com. The website actually obtained a check for $497.54 that shows it was returned to the employee by the bank and was stamped with “refer to maker,” which means there were insufficient funds in the Dodgers’ account. The check was signed by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and issued on June 24. TMZ notes the Dodgers said that some checks did bounce but have since been reissued.

In the meantime, Dodgers employees better not spend their money until their paycheck definitely clears.

And that brings us to today’s Dugout, which covers the bouncing checks and finds out exactly what Frank McCourt has been doing with his giant pile of burning money. It follows.

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The Dugout

  **Online Host**
Welcome to the Atwater Village Best Buy Chatroom!

BestBuyCSR: hi that gonna be it

EthierOr: Yep, that’s everything.

BestBuyCSR: /picks up box, looks at it

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the complete series" … huh, didn’t know this was out

EthierOr: yeah, I already own all the seasons on DVD but this one has a retrospective and a bonus 149th episode where they just say f**k it and replace Ant Viv with a white lady

EthierOr: and it comes with a collectible Uncle Phil piggybank
BestBuyCSR: oh yeah?
EthierOr: yeah, no matter how much money you put in IT NEVER GETS FULL, ha-HAAAAAA /goes for a high-five
BestBuyCSR: huh
BestBuyCSR: Lol hey remember the theme song
EthierOr: ugh yes
BestBuyCSR: would you like the two year service plan, it’s only 29.95 and it covers basically everything except you breaking scratching melting spilling something on or losing
EthierOr: yes, obviously
BestBuyCSR: k your total comes to 185.73
EthierOr: /scans debit card
BestBuyCSR: /stares at screen
BestBuyCSR: /stareeeeesssss
EthierOr: /tries not to make eye contact with anybody buying candy out of something that looks like a baby bottle
BestBuyCSR: hup, sorry, forgot to hit debit, go ahead and scan it again
EthierOr: /scans it again
BestBuyCSR: /stares at screen
EthierOr: /considers buying a 9 dollar Wii game because he’s standing near it
BestBuyCSR: sorry, it says your card was declined
EthierOr: What? That’s impossible, I just deposited a check for 6 million dollars!
BestBuyCSR: sorry, you proly have to talk to your bank, do you want to pay in cash
EthierOr: no, I don’t have any cash on me, I’m wearing baseball clothes
BestBuyCSR: /stares

EthierOr: ah dammit /storms out into parking lot

/is mercilessly beaten by FYE fans

  **Online Host**
Meanwhile, in the Dominican Republic Chatroom….
MannyTheTorpedoes: olah i wan by drugs
DominicanWoman: me disculpo, esto Best Buy
MannyTheTorpedoes: sorry say it wrong, olah i wan by NOT drugs
DominicanWoman: todavía un Best Buy

MannyTheTorpedoes: apesadumbrado mi cerebro no trabaja desde entonces huyera del país de América debido a las drogas

me dejó tiene que el Príncipe Fresco de Bel-Air encajonó fijado

DominicanWoman: what
MannyTheTorpedoes: /gestures at pile of dirt
DominicanWoman: Ésa es la suciedad, no un DVD.
MannyTheTorpedoes: /hands over handful of crumpled Monopoly money
DominicanWoman: No le daré mi suciedad para el dinero del Monopolio.
MannyTheTorpedoes: thas impossibol i jus deposid 8 millon dollarce into bang of america
DominicanWoman: ninguna venta

MannyTheTorpedoes: hurmmmmmmmm

¿usted quiere jugar a espías?

DominicanWoman: kah ¿qué los espías hacen?
MannyTheTorpedoes: give manny 8 millon dollarce
DominicanWoman: ¡Salga de mi almacén!
MannyTheTorpedoes: manny being dominicanny
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Meanwhile, in the Los Angeles Dodgers Chatroom…
DeeGordonLiddy: ay anybody else have problems cashin they checks
PandorasBrox: my check bounced!!!
YouJuanUribeAuction: oh no without monies how will i buy food for my families??
PandorasBrox: HOW’M I SPOST TO BUY FOOD FOR MYSELF
  **Online Host**
Meanwhile, in the Los Angeles Area Courtroom Chatroom…
TakeHamburglarToMcCourt: and where were YOU on the night the bitch ex-wife in question was off motoryachting with the team?
HamburgerBurglar: rabble rabble rabble, rabble rabble
HamburgerBurglar: rabble
TakeHamburglarToMcCourt: OBJECTION YOUR HONOR
Judge: sustained
TakeHamburglarToMcCourt: you were THERE with Jamie McCourt on that yacht, and you KNOW HOW MUCH OF MY MONEY SHE WASTED ON THE ARCH DELUXE, DON’T YOU
HamburgerBurglar: rabble rabble
TakeHamburglarToMcCourt: No further questions, your honor.
HamburgerBurglar: /steps down from the stand, shares sad embrace with The Grimace
TakeHamburglarToMcCourt: I’d like to call my next witness, the green Fry Guy with the glasses
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TOPICS#MLB
TAGSANDRE ETHIERBANKRUPTCYBaseballDOMINICAN REPUBLICFRANK MCCOURTJUAN URIBELOS ANGELES DODGERSMANNY RAMIREZMCCOURT DIVORCEMCDONALDSTHE DUGOUTTHE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR

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