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Jamie McCourt Faces Uphill Battle In Claiming Share Of Dodgers
Published October 30, 2009
|McCourt Says She Thought
Dodgers Would Be Shared
SELIG TIGHT-LIPPED: Shaikin reports MLB Commissioner Bud Selig during an informal meeting with reporters prior to Phillies-Yankees World Series Game Two Thursday "refused to discuss the Dodgers' divorce drama." Selig: "This is not a subject that needs to be addressed here." Selig was "visibly agitated when the issue was raised," and he "declined to discuss what he would say to Dodgers fans worried about the future of the team." Selig "talks to club owners on a frequent basis," but he "would not say whether he now talks to Frank McCourt or Jamie McCourt, or both." Selig also "declined to say whether Jamie McCourt would continue to serve in her capacities with Major League Baseball, even after Frank McCourt fired her last week" as Dodgers CEO (L.A. TIMES, 10/30). In L.A., Bill Plaschke writes, "By the time the McCourts started one divorce, another was already being finalized, between the team and the values that once made it so special. This is why, today, if forced to choose between Frank or Jamie as a singular Dodgers owner, Major League Baseball officials would probably check 'none of the above.' Nobody will publicly say it, but some think baseball quietly wants this team sold to anyone not named McCourt, these recent daily embarrassments being only the latest example of the sort of poor judgment not befitting a curator of what was once a national sports treasure" (L.A. TIMES, 10/30).