As long as the pitcher wasn’t asking if he could borrow 5 bucks, there’s no reason to think a sitdown between the Dodgers’ Odalis Perez and Frank McCourt would go poorly. From the LA Daily News’ Tony Jackson :
The Dodgers reconvened for the season’s second half on Thursday, four days after left-hander Odalis Perez ended the first half by publicly lashing out at an unnamed teammate and claiming he himself had been singled out for criticism at a players-only meeting the day before.
Perez (above) reportedly met with club owner Frank McCourt on Thursday, but team officials wouldn’t discuss possible disciplinary action.
“These things are best taken care of internally,” Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. “Beyond that, I won’t sit here and elaborate. The important thing is to move on.”
Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta was a bit more expansive, but not much more forthcoming.
“I think it’s a situation where there are frustrations boiling over, and that’s understandable,” DePodesta said. “A lot of people are frustrated, the players first and foremost. I’m not surprised (at this). I think it shows they care and that they do take this personally and they want to do well.
“I also know our players are pretty good about dealing with one another, and I don’t think they necessarily need our intervention.”
Perez declined to comment further on the matter.
“It’s the start of the second half,” he said. “I don’t want it to be about (my comments).”