Jewish Journal

Forget the children: What happens to Dodgers in owners split?

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 14, 2009 | 11:47 pm

McCourts and the mayor (Photo: Dodgers)

On the eve of the NLCS, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt are separating:

The McCourts, who bought the team in 2004, confirmed their separation in a statement released by the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

“This is a personal matter and they request that their privacy be respected,” the statement said.

No mention was made of a possible divorce. A dispute over their assets could lead to a sale of the team, as happened in a dispute between San Diego Padres owner John Moores and his estranged wife, Becky.

Jamie McCourt, who is also the team CEO, threw out the first pitch at the Maccabiah Games last summer. Yeah, Jamie McCourt, nee Luskin, is Jewish, and there four boys were raised Jewish, too. I think they’re all adults, though, so no question here of what will happen to the religious upbrining of the children.

But what’s going to happen to the boys in blue?

First take care of the Phillies. Then the Yankees or those out-of-towners from Anaheim. Then we’ll worry about resurrecting Walter O’Malley.

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