Boston expatriate Frank McCourt – long derided as Parking Lot Owner ever since he failed to buy the Red Sox and got the Los Angeles Dodgers as a consolation prize – is now fighting not only his ex-wife Jamie in court, but Major League Baseball as well.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt scored a victory in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Tuesday when a judge allowed the team to receive temporary financing from a lender Mr. McCourt chose rather than from Major League Baseball.
The ruling, which provides funding for the Dodgers to continue operating, keeps Major League Baseball one step removed from full control of the franchise a day after Mr. McCourt filed the team for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
And guess who’s the #1 creditor of the bankrupt team?
Yes! Manny (Lemme Just Watch This Home Run For A Minute) Ramirez!
In case you can’t read the fine print, that’s $20.99 million the Dodgers owe Ramirez, who earned
exactly slightly north of [see comments] zero of those dollars.
We can only hope that’s just what he gets.