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The McCourt trial is going to be delayed

Feb 23, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

Only one time in my entire legal career did the date initially assigned to one of my cases as the trial date end up being the actual trial date, so I’m not exactly surprised by this:

The question of who owns the Dodgers might not be resolved by the All-Star break, perhaps not by the end of the season. The scheduled May 24 trial date was set aside by Los Angeles
Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon on Tuesday morning. Gordon
said he would meet with lawyers representing Frank and Jamie McCourt on
March 30 to determine a new trial date.

Even if you don’t care about the details of the McCourt divorce, you should understand this much: until the question of ownership of the Dodgers is resolved, Frank McCourt has every incentive to portray himself as financially strapped and Jamie McCourt has every incentive to throw PR bombs designed to make Frank look bad.

Neither of those things are good for the Dodgers or their fans.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 23, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    And of course, since MLB gave up the idea of an independent commissioner who really had a mandate to look out for the good of the game when they shitcanned Faye Vincent and replaced him with their personal puppet dimwit, the chances of the commissioner interceding in this mess on behalf of the team and fans is tinier than the next generation of sub-sub-subatomic particles.
    But then maybe that’s a good thing, who knows? Last time the moron stuck his nose into a bad situation, we got Scrooge McLoria running the Feesh, Montreal got royally screwed and Washington got a Punch and Judy Show whose impact on the team is still resonating.
    So it goes.

  2. ibrosey - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Well, and Boston became Valhalla. The beaners are pretty happy with the results of that particular round of Russian Roulette.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    That’s just basic physics: for every action….

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