Looking for a PR nightmare at any point in the Major League Baseball season? Then pick any day for the 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers, mainly because of their owner Frank McCourt. However this week this probably hit an all-time low for the team when an usher took away a foul ball from little Tommy during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dodger’s spokesman Josh Rawitch said that the incident was “all in good fun.” Sure it was. Like anytime a grown man approaches a little kid and craps on his enjoyment, it’s all in good fun.
A number of Los Angeles Dodgers team employees paychecks bounced this week, days after team owner Frank McCourt filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Los Angeles Times reported that players and full-time front office employees were not affected.
Josh Rawitch, Dodgers vice president of communications, told the Los Angeles Times that the affected employees were part-time, game-day staff, the everyday working guy. The Times identified them as security guards and ushers who work at Dodger Stadium. The team issued new checks Wednesday and has agreed to cover bank fees.