McCourt’s Living Expenses: $500,000 Per Month

TMZ gets its hands on Jamie McCourt’s official divorce filing today, and it’s a doozy.

Frank and Jamie McCourt Divorce

(We all had the same reaction)

First off, Jamie lists the date of separation as July 6, 2009. Here are some of the things Jamie is demanding in the settle with husband Frank:

- travel by private jet
- 5 star hotel accommodations
- travel expenses - Unlimited
- business dinners 5 nights per week
- business lunches 5 days per week
- making Dodger Legends available for events without charge
- access to team doctors for McCourt family members
- access to the owner’s suite for Dodger home games and non-baseball events at the stadium
- Tickets to All-Star games and playoff games — even if the Dodgers aren’t playing
- a pass to all National League games

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Is a Possible McCourt Love Triangle Heating Up?

More fun with the McCourts’ freakshow divorce today, as TMZ reports on the events following a 911 call Jamie McCourt made to police about Frank.

Frank McCourt Tommy Lasorda Jamie McCourt

(Oh god no. This guy.)

Frank’s version:

Mr. McCourt was living alone at the residence in West Los Angeles and his wife was residing in Malibu. That morning, Mr. McCourt left the house and went jogging. When he returned home to the West Los Angeles residence, he found his wife (Jamie) swimming in the pool and her personal “security assistant” Jeff Fuller, was also at the residence.

Jeff Fuller? The same Fuller who is now romantically involved with Jamie, but only started seeing her after the McCourts’ breakup?

Meanwhile, Jamie’s side has a very, VERY different account of the events. Read more…

Rebound! Jamie McCourt Has New, Secret Lover

TMZ posted photos today it claims are of Jamie McCourt and her new boyfriend, a gent named Jeff Fuller.

Todd Fuller Jamie McCourt's new boyfriend

(Jeff on the left)

We got these pictures of Jamie yesterday, lunching in Malibu with Jeff Fuller — the new guy in her life. Now, in the awkward department, until recently Jeff was the Director of Protocol for the Dodgers.

We’re told Jamie and Fuller began seeing each other after she split with Frank. Fuller was fired from the Dodgers in omid-October.

So Fuller just “recently” left the Dodgers and only started “seeing” Jamie after her split with Frank McCourt? Their timing is uncanny!

Jamie McCourt’s new man, Jeff Fuller

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SI: Frank McCourt Fires Wife - The Dodgers CEO

UPDATE: SI is now reporting Jamie McCourt has been officially fired, within the last two days. (LA Times confirms.)

LAT also offers:

Jamie McCourt is believed to be lining up investors for a possible effort to buy out her husband and gain sole control of the team. In addition, she is believed to have started calling prominent baseball figures, with the intention of arranging meetings to discuss the direction of the team.

This is getting good. A week after the news hit that the McCourts were divorcing, SI reports today that “Frank McCourt is seriously considering firing his wife Jamie as CEO.”

Frank Jamie McCourt to divorce Will Jamie get the team?

Frank McCourt is chairman of the club and highest ranking officer of the franchise. Jamie is the second-highest ranking officer.

More: “Both McCourts have expressed an interest in owning the Dodgers separately.” Read more…

Dodger Owner’s Hell: Sell Or Keep Ex- On As CEO

It’s been fun following the media coverage of the McCourts’ separation today. Ken Rosenthal of broke the breakup while adding that Jamie McCourt is “better positioned” to buy the team outright than her husband Frank.

Frank Jamie McCourt to divorce Will Jamie get the team?


That put Frank’s lawyer Marshall Grossman, who is also Erin Andrews’ attorney, on the defensive with the L.A. TIMES:

“Frank McCourt is the owner of the team. He has always been the owner of the team,” Grossman said. “There should be no change at all with respect to anything the public is used to.”

Frank McGorbachev

(Let the Dodgers’ inter-office cold war begin!)

Grossman said Jamie McCourt remained the Dodgers’ chief executive officer for now but could not say whether that would continue.

That is up to the Dodgers organization,” Grossman said.

Wait, didn’t Grossman just say Frank owned the team? So with that, wouldn’t he decide if Jamie stays or goes?

And why didn’t the Times get Jamie’s lawyer’s side?

Answer: In the Dodger press release about the separation, all reporters were directed to contact Frank’s lawyer about the case.

HUGE BOOBS! And an attractive model.

 (Only time I approve of two natural-born boobs being reduced)

So we didn’t get Jamie’s spin until hours later. But it was just as delightful. Read more…

McCourts’ Divorce: ‘Trashing Each Other, WWIII’

With the NLCS starting today, the Dodgers announced that team Owners Frank and Jamie McCourt are separating. (Nice timing, little narcissistic of them?) Ken Rosenthal of has inside details on the separation:

Frank Jamie McCourt to divorce Will Jamie get the team?

(Will Jamie get the team in divorce settlement? Frank’s lawyer claims, “N-O”)

The divorce will not be amicable, one source said.

“They’ve already ‘lawyered’ up,” the source said. “They’re trashing each other terribly. It’s going to be World War III.”

Let me translate that for you: Jamie McCourt wants the team.

As CEO of the club, Jamie McCourt is the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball. Prior to that, she had been club president since Aug. 12, 2005. Community property laws in California provides Jamie McCourt half of Frank McCourt’s share of the Dodgers and his personal assets. The couple’s estimated net worth is $1.29 billion. Read more…

Fox Sports Has Trouble Telling Black People Apart

After second-generation ballplayer John Mayberry, Jr. launched a home run in his second major league at-bat in today’s Phillies/Yankees game on Fox, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver lavished praise over John Mayberry, Sr. (a 14-year major leaguer) and expressed how proud he must be. The camera lingered over a man in a World Baseball Classic Panama jersey and his two pre-teen children.

Not John Mayberry Sr.

(Huge hat tip to Matt P of THE 700 LEVEL for helping to get this screenshot of a very focused Not Senior)

Which probably should have been a clue, really, to the Fox Sports crew on site. They picked up on their mistake an inning later and announced they had shown two minutes of the wrong man. Hey, it’s an easy mistake, right? Right?

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Speed Read: Howie Long’s Playoff Emasculation

Real men have haircuts level with the earth’s horizon. Real men don’t laugh at Terry Bradshaw’s jokes. And real men become spokespeople for Chevrolet-brand pickup trucks and look down on cars with convenient tailgate steps and heated steering wheels and seatbelts, because seatbelts are for queers and real men can crash through a windshield and jog three miles later that day. Howie Long is a real man. And if the FOX analyst-slash-truck-salesman had his way with the NFL playoff teams, he might be able to sniff out a girlie man or two.

Kurt Warner and Howie Long

Are those … “man sleeves?” Did Kurt Warner have to cover up his arms in Charlotte’s chilly willy weather, of all places? Wasn’t it, like, 50 degrees out there? Did his mom wife crotchet him a yarn jockstrap? Did you know Long would play in sub-zero temperatures shirtless, if given the opportunity by the league? Also, frostbite builds character, and hypothermia increases sperm count. And don’t even get Howie started on what NFC Championship Game quarterback Donovan McNabb was wearing between offensive possessions:

McNabb in coat

A fun dilemma brought up by FANHOUSE: Is it ethical for Wake Forest fans to rush the court after a win over UNC? After all, UNC was No. 3, and suffered their second loss in as many Sundays, and Wake Forest was a scrappy 4th in the national polls. Blogger Adam … well, Adam, argues “Court storming is actually an insult to your players. Court storming is an admission that you didn’t think they could win.” Well, sure, but … so what? In Adam’s rules, he mentions it’s OK to storm after any Duke win. Well, isn’t UNC at that same level of animosity? Wake may be No. 4 and even Wilbon called the upset two days ago, but a No. 4 over a No. 3 win means it’s a top-five showdown, and even in the SbB-model-stacked ACC, that’s a couple-times-a-year occurrence, and Wake just won one of those. My alma mater lost to Savannah F’in State this year. Let the Deacons run wild and free, and enjoy this one.

If it wasn’t for HULU.COM, nobody’s watching Saturday Night Live anymore except for drunk people who can’t find anything else on TV. That website might singlehandedly save that show. The cast may not be in its prime, and it could be in a perpetual Kansas City Royals state of infancy, but a few solid clips seem to arise from recent episodes. In this case, it’s Kenan Thompson as Charles Barkley, as portrayed last Saturday. (Cue it up to 1:29 in if you don’t want to listen to Seth Meyers.) All in all, a solid skit, although if there was a way to transplant Frank Caliendo’s voice into Thompson’s larynx, that might be the opposite of turrible.

Red Sox '57 Chevy

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Which team do you most want to see in the Super Bowl?

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Ken Rosenthal: Sox, Boston Not Minority-Friendly

In his latest column on FOXSPORTS.COM, Ken Rosenthal has decided to bring up the idea that the Red Sox roster is just full of a bunch of whiteys, except, of course, for David Ortiz, Coco Crisp, Alex Cora, Javier Lopez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Manny Delcarmen, and Mike Lowell. I mean, other than that, it’s like Utah in that clubhouse.

Red Sox white players

Rosenthal claims that Boston’s past issues with minority athletes somehow prevents non-white free agents from wanting to sign with the Red Sox. It’s a provocative claim, one that Rosenthal says is worth discussing — but then he fails to make a compelling argument about why it’s worth discussing, since he concludes that the Sox are doing nothing wrong.

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