This week in Dodgerland had name calling, Jihad references, millions of dollars in legal fee’s and a bobble head night. And the best is yet to come!
Just when you think the situation of the Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t get any crazier Frank and Jaime McCourt up the ante. The two were at it again this week fighting in court over every hard-earned Dodger penny. We give you a Boycotters Point Of View of This Week of the Dodgers!
Frankie Frankrupt Vs. The Screaming Meanie: A couple of weeks ago Frank petitioned to lower his spousal support to Jaime due to his deteriorating financial situation. This week Jamie, A.K.A. “Screaming Meanie” gave her rebuttal and I must admit it is quite funny as she stated Frank rather fund his personal “Jihad” against MLB than continue to honor is personal obligations. I don’t think the position of Frank McCourt has ever been stated so perfectly, but the word “Jihad” may be an understatement in discribing Frank’s stance against MLB. So we will have wait to see what Judge Gordon says about the recent filings of Frank and Jamie. But not that it matters anyways because nothing moves swiftly with these two as legal fee’s add up to the most costliest divorce in California history, $35 Million, not bad for a couple of kids from Boston huh! Too bad they couldn’t through some of that money at Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay a couple years ago when the Dodgers had the World Series within in their grasp.
Bankruptcy Court, Fox to the rescue: Its funny how the whole Dodger saga has evolved over the last year and a half. First it was “Jaime the Villian” as allegations of infidelity and revelations about the miss-use of Dodgers funds flew around in the media. Then it was “Jamie the Savior” as she tried to force Frank into selling the team. Fox in the beginning they were the “Evil Empire” keeping Frank afloat as his Jihad raged against Selig and his Jedi Lawyers. Now Fox is backing MLB in their fight against Frank because Frank has thrown Fox under the bus like he has done to everyone else not named Frank. Frank is trying to persuade Judge Kevin Gross, Bankruptcy Judge, to allow a auction of the Dodgers television rights a year before the Fox contract expires. Fox contends it is a breach of contract, which it is, and does not want to allow Frank to milk them for more money. Fox also states they will sue Frank if the auction is allowed. This is just another example of how the worst human in the history of Los Angeles, Frank, turns his back on another partner after he juiced them for everything. More litigation and heart ache to come for the Dodger Nation.
The Boycott, bumps in the road but still rocking hard: The boycott is alive and well as reported by Steve Dilbeck at Latimes.com. In his recent article he states “Buoyed by a pair of 50,000-plus bobblehead crowds (for Andre Ethier and Fernando Valenzuela), the Dodgers are averaging 36,623 per game. That’s 8,102 fewer fans than last season, and actually better than the 9,319 it was down earlier this season. The Dodgers’ total attendance is off 453,694 for the season.” And the funny part is the actual attendance is a ghost number because to the naked eye you can tell when the Dodgers say the attendance is 31,000 the truth is 20,000 or so. But one thing, Bobblehead Groupies you need to suck it up for one season and stay away from the stadium when Frank tries to seduce you with a cheap version of Andre Ethier with a huge head. How much is your soul worth? When you give Frank money you are killing the Dodgers and the tradition they have built over the last century. So is a bobblehead worth killing the Dodgers to you? Please have more respect for yourself and put your the price of your morals higher then this free piece of ceramic that is broken half the time you open the box anyways. The Dodgers are at stake so take some personal responsibility and say no to the Bobblehead!
The Team, they are still there: With the trade deadline looming my stomach is starting to turn because the Dodgers are usually buyers, but not this year. And the year they should be sellers so they could stock up on prospects, they wont trade anyone of value. Frank will limit trading anyone because if he folds his cards he may lose a couple more fans a game. And a couple more fans is more then Frank’s checkbook can take. The team has won 6 out of the last 8 and looks like it may be turning the corner. Matt Kemp is on a MVP tear as he is playing with his hair on fire. But in all honesty it is hard to watch on TV as this beleaguered Dodger Fan would rather be at the stadium. Go Dodgers, Go Away Frank.
Thank you to Jesse Saucedo for providing the image above.