Dodgers’ owner Frank McCourt fires wife Jamie – She had been the club’s chief executive. The couple announced last week that they had separated. Her attorney says the firing would be addressed in court. By Bill Shaikin – October 23, 2009 – latimes.com
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his estranged wife, Jamie, from her position as the team’s chief executive, triggering what her attorney said would be an imminent legal response.
“Jamie is disappointed and saddened by her termination,” attorney Dennis Wasser said Thursday. “As co-owner of the Dodgers, she will address this and all other issues in the courtroom.”
While Frank McCourt is pressing ahead with the business of the team, including Tuesday’s announcement of a long-term contract extension for General Manager Ned Colletti, Jamie McCourt is believed to be lining up investors for a possible effort to buy her husband out and gain sole control of the team.
In addition, she was believed to have started calling prominent baseball figures, with the intention of arranging meetings to discuss the direction of the team.
The McCourts announced their separation last week. Both McCourts, through their attorneys, have claimed ownership, setting the stage for a vigorous legal battle…