Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, wife separate (AP/Yahoo! Sports)
First thought: Great timing, guys. Second thought: John Moores' divorce causing the gutting and sale of the Padres (Jamie McCourt is the CEO of the Dodgers). Stay together for the kids, Frank & Jamie!
UPDATE: From Ken Rosenthal at FOXSports.com:
The divorce will not be amicable, one source said.
"They've already 'lawyered' up," the source said. "They're trashing each other terribly. It's going to be World War III."
The McCourts, married since 1979, are living in separate houses, sources say. They attended the Dodgers' recent postseason games, but did not sit together. [...]
Any uncertainty in the team's future ownership could be resolved if one McCourt buys out the other. Jamie McCourt would be better positioned to make such a move, sources say.
Frank McCourt reportedly financed more than half the purchase price when he bought the Dodgers from FOX Entertainment Inc. — owner of FOXSports.com — for a reported $430 million.
It is not known whether a pre- or post-nuptial agreement exists between Frank and Jamie McCourt that would allow for an orderly ownership transition.
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