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Dodgers Web doings: Will Frank and Jamie McCourts' battle force new team ownership?

July 15, 2010 |  7:09 am
Anyone getting the sneaky feeling that whatever ultimately transpires in the McCourts’ battle over the Dodgers, when it’s all over there will have to be a new team owner?

Both Frank and Jamie McCourt claimed in court Wednesday that they’re running low on cash. They’re low now? What happens when their proceeds have to be divvied up? What happens when final alimony is finally set?

Could either survive the divorce financially enough to hold onto the team?

As Bill Shaikin of The Times reported, Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon is already so fed up with the pair arguing over property taxes and attorney fees, he’s threatened to put the team up for sale.

Now wouldn’t that be interesting? Heartbreaking too, of course.

The Dodgers’ power couple get a mostly unflattering look in a lengthy ESPN The Magazine profile.

Highlights include this quote:

"They hated each other from the moment they set foot in Los Angeles," says a former high-ranking Dodgers official. "There was a saying in the front office that the three worst days of our jobs would be when Vin Scully died, when Tommy Lasorda died and when the McCourts decided to split. There was never any question it was gonna go lethal.’’

Jon Weisman of sister media outlet ESPN/, interviews the author of the piece, Molly Knight, adding even more detail.

Also on the Web:

-- A team preview of the Dodgers heading into the second half is offered by The Times' Dylan Hernandez, who breaks down the high and lows of the first half, and what has to happen now.

--'s Ken Gurnick also previews the second half, analyzing the team’s first-half performance and efforts to address pitching needs moving forward.

On the blogosphere:

-- Mikesciosciastragicillness breaks down both what starting and relief pitchers the Dodgers might be looking at before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.

-- takes umbrage at Times columnist Bill Plaschke’s column praising Angel Stadium over Dodger Stadium.

-- Steve Dilbeck