For some reason the Dodgers thought it appropriate to provide Joe Torre a ceremonial sendoff at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
(Pitchforks and Torre)
Before the game against the Diamondbacks, Torre addressed the fans on the public address system and made the unfortunate mistake of bringing up owner Frank McCourt’s name.
While talking about his return to managing after departing the Yankees during his speech to the crowd, Torre thanked McCourt, which triggered a chorus of boos from the Dodger Stadium crowd.
McCourt is currently embroiled in an ugly, public divorce with estranged wife Jamie. In the process of the divorce proceeding, financial documents have detailed the McCourts’ enthusiasm for taking money out of the team to fund an extravagant lifestyle.
With the Dodger payroll well below that of other large market teams, some media and fans have objected to the practice. Sunday, the Dodger faithful voice their displeasure in person.