Originally written on Sons of Steve Garvey  |  Last updated 11/15/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Frank McCourt leaves Los Angeles County Superior Court after day one of a non-jury divorce trial on August 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The trial, being presided over by Judge Scott M. Gordon in California Superior Court, is to decide whether Frank McCourt is the sole owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team or his estranged wife and former Dodger CEO Jamie McCourt still has ownership stake in the team. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
No surprise that the Dodgers owner commonly referred to as "the parking lot attendant" in an LA Times column is holding his claim to the Dodger Stadium parking lots as a negotiating chip in the impending sale process: Frank McCourt has the option to sell the Dodgers but keep the surrounding parking lots, and his interests as landlord and potential developer might not coincide with those of the new owner. "You want to make the experience at the ballpark the most pleasant experience you possibly can," former Angels President Richard Brown said. "You're not going to be able to do that unless you have control." The Dodgers are in bankruptcy, but the McCourt entity that controls the Dodger Stadium parking lots is not. In order to get McCourt to sell the team without a round of litigation over the parking lots, Major League Baseball agreed to grant him "sole and absolute discretion" over whether to keep or sell the land. The agreement stipul...
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