A Major-League Divorce

Left:Frank McCourt in the stadium shortly after they acquired the team, in January 2004. Right: Jamie McCourt in Dodger Stadium in 2008. By Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times (Frank McCourt), by Alex Gallardo/Los Angeles Times (Jamie McCourt), © D. Hurst/Alamy (baseball).

Vanessa Grigoriadis published “A Major League Divorce” in the August issue of  Vanity Fair (2011). Her reporting of events involving Jamie and Frank McCourt’s divorce is a prime example of why Major League baseball should do a far more thorough job of vetting potential buyers of, or investors in, Major League baseball franchises. It is […]

World Series 2011: National League Bias?

Bud Selig

On Wednesday, October 19th, the World Series 2011 will commence in the National League’s home park… because the NL won the 2011 All-Star game. This state of affairs has existed since the 2003 post-season. Prior to that time, the MLB championships, referred to for over 100 years as the World Series, used an alternating system […]