McCourts Split As Dodgers Vie For Championship
"Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt confirm that they are separated," according to a Dodgers statement. "This is a personal matter and they request that their privacy be respected. They will be making no public statements."
McCourt, dubbed the "parking lot attendant" by the Times' T.J. Simers because he made his fortune partly based on his development of inner-city parking lot properties, bought the Dodgers in 2004 for $430 million.
Although he originally wanted to purchase his home team, the Boston Red Sox, he's been seen as a benevolent steward in L.A., where the Dodgers have reached the postseason in three of the five years he's owned the team. He has vowed to preserve Dodger Stadium as the longtime future home of the team.
Fox Sports has the couple heading for a full-on divorce. Can't be pretty.