Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Frank McCourt Blames High Roller Lifestyle for Divorce, Dodgers Drama

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Dodgers owner (in name only) Frank McCourt finally opened up about the lavish, careless lifestyle that inevitably led to his divorce and ensuing drama attempting to maintain control of the Dodgers and pay the team on time.

"I became a caricature of myself - and I became a caricature of somebody who was uncaring - unfeeling - excessively living - bad guy - and that's just not who I am," McCourt told Good Morning America's Abbie Boudreau.

McCourt's delusions have been evident for months, as Jimmy Bramlett wrote last September. A couple years ago it seemed that Frank and Jamie McCourt's lives were intertwined and focused on turning the Dodgers into champions -- Frank even named Jamie CEO of the team before the 2009 season and she acted as such.

By October 2009, however, divorce was in the air, and Frank fired Jamie. Divorce proceedings were set in motion in spring 2010 and guess who wanted to maintain co-ownership of the Dodgers? Jamie wasn't about to settle for a mere $637,159 in spousal support.

Last month, after it was revealed that McCourt went around the league's back to loan $30 million from the Fox network, the answer to "Who the hell owns the Dodgers?" suddenly appeared to be Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who now (also) has Frank by the balls.

Support for LAist comes from

Hard to believe a die-hard Red Sox fan like McCourt would buy the Dodgers, turn all of Elysian Park into Mannywood and proceed to get embroiled in a drama that is OMG SO L.A. that he's granting exclusive interviews to OMG GMA.

Then again, it's not hard to believe at all.