If you cover sports for a living, most of the successful ones will tell you that the ability to present a balanced view will give you longevity. As they say, there’s two sides to every story.
If you’ve followed the saga of Frank and Jamie McCourt and the Dodgers, it’s been hard to find a sympathetic chord. God knows, I’ve tried.
But now, at least the two have decided to settle their differences. The fallout? The most expensive divorce case in California history. Jamie has given up on keeping an ownership stake in the Dodgers, and in exchange, she wants Frank to come up with $130 million... by Springtime.
When Bill Shaikin ran his story on the McCourt divorce settlement, I scratched my head, and quickly typed up an email. “Bill,” I asked, “Where is Frank McCourt going to find a spare $130 million in the couch cushions?”
At the time, you couldn’t figure out where he would come up with that kind of coin. After all, he’s fighting for the Dodgers. He can’t unload assets in it as th...