Can Jaime McCourt Save the Dodgers From Frank?

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For some strange reason Frank McCourt has been trying to sell to the fans that he actually cares about the team. He’s been making appearances on local TV as well as radio shows. The callers have been funny as they tell him how much they dislike him, and all the questions on his moves being for the “best interest of the team” usually net a comical response from Frank. I understand the team has gotten to the playoffs 3 of 4 years under his rule, but the players that got them there were in LA before he took over, so I’m not sure why he keeps playing that card. He overpaid for Manny, but that’s the only guy I can think of that he really brought in. It’s painfully obvious to a non-financial guru like myself that he has been in over his head since he bought the team, and NOTHING he does will ever get the fans to trust him again.

As a Warriors fan, I know about battling an owner, and I battled with deciding what degree of support to give the Warriors for years under Cohan rule. It’s almost impossible to abandon your team, but once fans start the revolution there’s no going back. Just like the Warriors fans did with Cohan over his final couple years, Dodgers fans are starting to do the same. I guess it helps that both owners were on the verge of being broke. I feel like it’s way past the tipping point when fans pleading with anyone and everyone that will listen to buy their beloved team. Some Dodgers fans have even started sites like this one, which is begging Mark Cuban to buy this team. I’m sure Cuban is probably into the idea, and has been in the running for purchasing a few baseball teams, so if you can get one at a discount why not try. Maybe he’ll wait till after the Mavs are done with their season.

All in all it’s been a wacky year for the Dodgers. Aside from Kemp and Ethier there haven’t been a ton of bright spots for them, until today. Ethier might have even made a salute to the owners during batting practice yesterday. Jaime McCourt decided to sound off for the first time in awhile. Today she requested that the Supreme Court look into a forced sale of the team to prevent the MLB from seizing the club. It’s not a shocking move by any means, but it is a huge step to getting the Dodgers back to their normal selves. It would be great to see more talk about their on-field product instead of what Frank messed up on in the news headlines. The MLB looks like it’s almost assured to seize the team, so if Jaime can get the court on her side which she’s been trying to do for months, it will speed up the process of getting a new owner in there that would be a relief to all Dodgers fans. I highly doubt anyone wants the league running their team, unless you’re the Hornets and are being saved.

Obviously Jaime has been against the big Fox television deal that Frank keeps insisting will save this team financially. I have one reason to side with Jaime, and that reason is you’re never in a good position when you’re broke. It sounds like $3B would be a huge TV contract and would relive some debt for the short term, but I’m almost positive they could do better than the deal offered. Fox probably smells blood and wants to take advantage. Here’s a good quote from Jaime that really shows the differences between the two sides as in I don’t think Frank really has the best interests of the team in mind.

“As I’ve said all along, my goal is to resolve this situation for my family in a way that also advances the best interests of the Dodgers fans, players and franchise. This motion will hopefully provide some momentum in the right direction.”

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6 responses to “Can Jaime McCourt Save the Dodgers From Frank?

  • Chris Humpherys

    God, dude, I am SOOOOO tired of hearing about the McCourts already.

    I think I’d rather watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger-housemaid sex tapes than have to hear this guy’s name mentioned again.

  • tophatal

    chappy

    The owners and league hierarchy had better look beyond the Dodgers because there are other teams that are just bad from a financial standpoint and that’s excluding the Mets and Dodgers . They’ve (league) kept it their little secret for far too long and now it’s coming back to bite them in the proverbial a_s ! Does anyone remember the fact that both the Rangers and Cubs had to be placed into bankruptcy merely to fend off their creditors before they were eventually sold ?

    Jamie McCourt is right, the club should be sold but if anything the $100 million they (McCourts) borrowed ought to be paid back to the club . How the f_ck can Selig and these numbskulls as well as the front office of the Dodgers such as CFO Peter Wilhlem , LaSorda and Colletti act and suborn the s_it that was being perpetrated there ? They deserve this bulls_it because baseball as a sport from a financial standpoint is a complete joke ! They make the federal government and their actions seem prudent when it comes to fiscal policy .

    The Astros got sold by Drayton McClane to Jim Crane for almost $700 million but I seriously doubt anyone is naive enough to pay in excess of that for the Dodgers ! If they are then they’re as dumb as one could presume them to be !

    tophatal …………….

    • Ravenation, L.L.C. of North America

      I saw a teen safety video one time about Dodgers fans. It was called “How To Not Hold Your Liquor”.

      Look, the Dodgers got a messy divorce and as I heard one radio pundit put it: Uncle Bud has to come over and watch the kids.

      Growing up I always hated the Dodgers and this whole thing makes me realize just how disturbingly long baseball is. I hope for baseball’s sake they can clean up the mess and get everything so that LA has baseball for people to care about, but for the team’s sake, I probably care more about the lineup at our state fair this summer than I do the Dodgers’ rich asshole family members and how happy they are.

      Meehan

      • tophatal

        Meehan

        Dodgers’ ownership has been a mess and all along the league hierarchy has suborned the madness that went on there . I wonder if they’re worried that the McCourts have yet to repay that $100 million loan they took at the expense of the organization ?

        Clean up the mess since when has Selig and his minions been known to clean up anything ? Hell a dog catcher cleaning up dog sh_t off the streets could do a much better job !

        tophatal …………….

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