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The Frank McCourt – Los Angeles Dodgers Saga Summarized in Three Classic Comedy Movie Clips

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Having trouble following the Southern California baseball mess that is the Los Angeles Dodgers?

You’re certainly not alone there.


Three movies best describe the mess that Frank McCourt is in with the Dodgers

With the countless twists and turns that continue to be generated by Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball – from divorce to debt, conspiracy, bankruptcy, potential ownership shifting and more – it’s quite obvious that the common man (and WIFE) can’t keep up with every last nugget, and understandably so.

But not to worry, the whole Frank McCourt debacle can clearly be summarized in the form of three classic movie comedies.  Yes, you heard that right.

McCourt’s purchasing of the Dodgers came back in 2004.  The real news of his ownership came in October of 2009, when it was announced that he and wife Jamie were getting divorced.  That leads to major point one: DIVORCE.  One could only imagine that from all the stories that have hit the headlines, the drama unfolded something like this…

Wedding Crashers

Warning: YouTube clip contains language that may be offensive to some

The divorce proceedings – among many other things – led to debt for McCourt, to the point that the team has had trouble making its payroll during the 2011 season, and still owe millions and millions of dollars to players not currently on the roster, such as Manny Ramirez and Andruw Jones.  McCourt’s financial situation – also fueled by careless spending – leads to point two of the Dodgers Saga: DEBT.  One could easily picture McCourt leaving himself to offer up payment in this manner…

Dumb and Dumber

The divorce and the debt have led to one hot mess, where it’s clearly become a “take no prisoners” situation.  Major League Baseball has taken a stranglehold on the Dodgers, while McCourt has filed for bankruptcy.  Will McCourt find a way to remain the owner of the Dodgers, or will we finally see a situation where baseball may let a guy like Mark Cuban step in and own the team?

All in all, the state of the Dodgers has hit its third stage: DISASTER – where you see a man quickly go from rags to riches, all the while fighting against a higher power and trying to get the best of them.  But how will it end, with McCourt “trading places” with another?  That takes us to…

Trading Places

Note: Video clip may contain language offensive to some

Now that you’re up to speed on the Frank McCourt – Los Angeles Dodgers situation, we can move on to bigger and better things.

By the way, the New York Mets called – they could use that Trading Places dollar towards its ownership situation – but that’s a story for another day… or a movie clip.

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  1. tophatal July 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM


    Why waste a perfectly good bullet ? Hack his (McCourt’s) ‘nads and d_ck off …… feed ’em both to the crows or vultures and simply let him bleed to death ! I mean if they can do that with Sharia Law in the Muslim countries then why not just this once apply that rule of law here ?

    tophatal ……….

  2. JW July 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM


    But I would like to see McCourt in the “Russian Roulette” scene from “The “Deer Hunter.”

  3. admin July 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM


    You’re right, the Mets’ situation could wind up being worse. It’s actually quite surprising to me that New York isn’t shopping more players, and have actually had some discussions about potentially signing Reyes to an extension. You know that guy won’t come cheap at all. I was seriously expecting a fire sale, and then again, maybe that would have happened if the team wasn’t hanging around in the race to this point…

  4. admin July 6, 2011 at 10:44 PM


    No doubt. I would love to see Cuban take over a team like the Dodgers. Controversial or not, he does a lot of good for a franchise… cares, puts in money and hires the right people. Why should baseball go against passion so much, when clearly it’s needed to add some additional kick to the sport.

  5. admin July 6, 2011 at 10:42 PM


    Yes, the fact that he was denied with the Red Sox is a story that slips through the cracks and a lot of people don’t realize. That would lead to the call for Cuban even more, one would think.

  6. aero July 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Selig and McCourt would be perfect in the Dumb and Dumber sequel.
    What in the world has Mark Cuban done that is so bad that baseball would block his ownership and yet a bonehead like McCourt is free to run one of the premier franchises into the ground. It’s a mad mad mad world!

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