Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt filed for bankruptcy protection this week, and the entire organization is mired in a nuclear soap opera.
This will not affect the payroll, however. Major League Baseball has pledged to make payroll for the Dodgers, even though the club is on the hook to the tunes of tens of millions of dollars to the likes of former outfielders Manny Ramirez, Andruw Jones and Marquis Grissom as of this morning.
And it's still not the worst deferred payments story around.
According to the New York Post, the New York Mets will cut a $1.2 million check sometime today to Bobby Bonilla. Yes, that Bobby Bonilla, who has not played baseball anywhere since October 2001 and was last with the Mets in 2000.