The Dodgers’ situation is dire. There’s no way to fully explain how dire it is. The team on the field, which is not performing well, is the least of it. The real horror is the information we continue to find out about Frank McCourt and the way he has been running the team.
Major League Baseball just rejected his awful, poor-boy, 60 cents on the dollar deal with Fox which means he might not make payroll, opening the door for the league to seize the team and sell it. The worst part of the television deal was that Frank and his wife still packaged in personal money for them. Even with all of LA hoping they kill each other in a bar fight, they are continuing to do bad business as they threaten to sue MLB, despite running the team into the ground and signing a contract saying they could not sue MLB if they run the team into the ground.
Essentially, what we’re understanding is that Frank and Jamie split the Dodgers up into a bunch of tinier entities. The Parking Lot is now a company. The ticket sales are a company. He’s broken the team into a grip of tiny pieces and he used each of them to borrow money. The guy basically bought the team on it’s own dime. It’s such a mess that even Mark Cuban, who has actual money, thinks it might be too big a mess to own.
So basically, Frank pulled a Voldemort. He turned the Dodgers into a collection of horcruxes. Literally. I mean, I have become familiar with the Harry Potter franchise from seeing the films, so maybe I am off compared to the loyal book readers, but Voldemort basically split his soul into a bunch of pieces and in doing so made it super hard to kill him. Frank McCourt did the exact same thing! This is real life science fiction!
So now what do we do? Probably make up nicknames for him. Like McVoldecourt. It’s really insane. Worse, how bad is it when you can’t even show your face at the stadium. I’m gonna stop here and go to the game tonight, but I want to make it clear that McVoldecourt must be stopped. We need a goofy wizard who doesn’t choose the hot girl, instead he gives her to his best friend and then gets with his best friend’s sister.
Sounds like Mark Cuban to me.