IT’S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL, BUT NEITHER DOES THE AIR WE BREATHE. HOWEVER, IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT!
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball is taking the extraordinary step of assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team increasingly paralyzed by the bitter divorce of owners Frank and Jamie McCourt.
Once among baseball’s glamour franchises, the Dodgers have been consumed by infighting since Jamie McCourt filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage in October 2009, one week after her husband fired her as the team’s chief executive. Frank McCourt accused Jamie of having an affair with her bodyguard-driver and performing poorly at work.
Selig told Dodgers owner Frank McCourt that he will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club.
“I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the club,” Selig said Wednesday in a statement.
Aram’s take: Among Frank’s accomplishments as owner of the greatest franchise in sports include: Raising parking from $10 to $15 (and lying about all the great benefits that would come from it), letting his (our) ballpark turn into a hangout for thugs, trading degenerate gambler and 30-something female favorite Paul LoDuca, signing idiot Manny Ramirez and of course his divorce from Wifey McCourt, who was too busy knocking boots with her bodyguard to keep her husband’s head on straight. Glad you’re gone!