A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday denied Dodgers owner Frank McCourt's attempts to have documents relating to Major League Baseball's other 29 teams added into evidence.
McCourt, who continues to fight MLB in an effort to hold on to his cash-strapped franchise, had been hoping to use the documents to prove MLB commissioner Bud Selig has treated the Dodgers unfairly, the Los Angeles Times reported.
But US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross ruled Friday the "actions of other teams do not bear upon" the Dodgers' current financial crisis.
"The Court's focus is and shall remain on [the Dodgers] and Mr. McCourt, on the one hand, and the Commissioner on the other," Gross wrote in his ruling. "The discovery [the team] seeks would improperly shift the spotlight to the other 29 teams."
According to the Times, Gross did leave the door open to limited discovery, saying MLB must prove why Selig chose to reject a proposed 17-year, $2.7 billion television rights deal with FOX Sports, which McCour...