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Frank and Jamie McCourt: A race where no one pulls for a winner?

August 30, 2010 |  1:27 pm
Got a horse in this race?…

Divorce American Style, or at least that version as it pertains to the fabulously wealthy, is upon us. Like most, I never thought it would actually come to this, but here it is. Yet the logical settlement never happened, and away they go …

Frank and Jamie McCourt began battle over ownership of the Dodgers in court Monday.…

And exactly what outcome are we supposed to be pulling for here?…

A Frank victory? A Jamie triumph?

It feels like an election where you must vote for the lesser of two evils.…

It’s been an unsightly, embarrassing run to this point. Almost a year of personal revelations that have made the McCourts appear far from part of the Los Angeles fabric. All the excess, the financial contortions, the bizarre twists, the stomach-turning greed.…

And now what?…

Frank wins, figures out a way to pay off Jamie, keeps the team, and it’s more of the same bizarre financial high-jinks, where team greatness takes a backseat to amassing personal wealth?…

Jamie wins, gets half the team, really does have a group of investors who can buy Frank out, and "the face of the Dodgers" continues to use the team as her entrée to L.A.'s upper social echelons and to fuel odd political aspirations? Also, V-power returns?…

At this point, as both a couple and as individuals, they have taken a blowtorch to the public images, and most fans would simply prefer that Jamie win and they be forced to sell to a new owner.…

This unknown owner, of course, could even be worse. It is possible. Right now, though, the race is underway. And all that’s at stake is the future of the Dodgers.…

-- Steve Dilbeck

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