Major League Baseball does not have to turn over a wide range of documents to the Dodgers or make Commissioner Bud Selig available for a deposition, the judge in the Dodgers' bankruptcy hearing ruled on Thursday.
"This is clearly, in my mind, not an appropriate occasion to turn this hearing into a trial on the commissioner," U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said.
"On the issue of financing, the discovery seems to be not relevant," Gross said.
A first pitch strike against McCourt. This still looks like it could be a lengthy at-bat.