As the new man in charge of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tom Schieffer was hoping for a smooth, orderly transition in his first day on the job. But soon after his plane hit the tarmac at LAX on Wednesday, it was clear there are lines being drawn.
On one side is baseball commissioner Bud Selig. On the other is Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. In the middle: Schieffer.
While he sounded more like a conciliator than a “monitor,” his official title now that he’s running the team, Schieffer suddenly finds himself in the eye of a storm between Major League Baseball and the embattled McCourt.