Just last night I bet you were feeling pretty good about the future of the Dodger franchise. After the tumultuous Fox years and a rough start for Frank McCourt, the team finally attained a measure of stability, which has paid off in two consecutive NLCS appearances powered by a nucleus of talented youngsters and a $100 million payroll.
Then "Easy Street" morphed into "The War of the Roses" and a Game 1 start by the promising Clayton Kershaw became overshadowed by thoughts of the Padres' recent fire sale and the possibility of a similar fate for the Dodgers. How ugly do the McCourts want to make this? Will they put the interest of the Dodgers ahead of their personal vendettas?
Only their divorce lawyers know for sure, and perhaps I'm overreacting. After all, the McCourts' personal and business livelihoods are intertwined. And as with the Dodgers, we're just spectators. Watching the McCourts' divorce play out will not be all that different than watching a Dodger game: You hope for the best and then see how the team is affected by the outcome. Batter/lawyer up!