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Dodgers executive quits after just 2 months

June 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The man hired to improve the experience for fans at Dodger Stadium has called it quits after just two months on the job.

Steve Soboroff apparently quit on Saturday because of Major League Baseball's oversight of the team.

Soboroff's hiring was announced just one week before MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed the former Texas Rangers' president to oversee the Dodgers' finances. The hiring also came shortly after public criticism of the Dodgers following the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on opening day.

"It is not possible for me to effectively work on the very initiatives and contributions that you had hired me to implement," Soboroff said in a resignation letter. "

Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt continue to battle over ownership of the team in divorce proceedings.

It's been rocky for the Dodgers this season. There's been a big drop in attendance.

According to ESPN, attendance on average at the stadium last year was 43,979. That was third best in the MLB. This year it has dropped to 35,917.

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