With news of the Dodgers’ McCourts split, many are wondering how this will affect the team as they begin the NL series against the Phillies today in L.A. Read more about the story here.
Frank and Jamie McCourt, who bought the Dodgers in January 2004 for $430 million, have not been seen together that much this season, . During last week’s series with the St. Louis Cardinals, they sat in different rows in the owner’s box.
There was no statement released by either of the McCourts, but the organization did say, “This is a personal matter and they request that their privacy be respected. They will be making no public statements.”
The McCourts split is a separation, with no word on whether a divorce is imminent. Neither has filed for divorce, according to Marshall Grossman, Frank’s attorney. You can read more about this story here, here and here.
The two met back when they were students at Georgetown University and were wed in 1979. They have four sons. One son, Drew McCourt, serves as Director of Marketing for the club. Jamie McCourt is the CEO, and it is unclear if she will remain in that position.
Grossman went on to say:
“Speculation about a potential sale of the team is rubbish. Frank McCourt is the sole owner. He has absolutely no intention of selling this team now or ever. This is not going to be another San Diego-like debacle.”
He is referring to the divorce of John and Becky Moores, previous owners of the San Diego Padres, who later sold the team to Jeff Moorad.
Okay readers, what do you think? How will the Dodgers’ McCourts split affect the team? Leave me your comments below…I’ve put up some pics of the couple in happier times plus a video of Jamie below.
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