Friday, December 11, 2009

I don't know what to make of this.

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Bill Shaikin reports on a popular rumor mill conversation from yesterday:
In a twist that has Frank McCourt threatening legal action, the driver with whom he alleges Jamie McCourt had an affair met this week with a Taiwanese legislator interested in strengthening ties with the Dodgers.
Jeff Fuller presented a Dodgers jacket and an autographed baseball from Manager Joe Torre to Sen. Justin Chou. In turn, Chou invited Jamie McCourt to visit Taiwan.
Fuller represented himself as a personal assistant to Jamie McCourt. This is pretty outrageous conduct on Jamie and Jeff's part, something that makes little sense in light of everything swirling around the Dodgers. Either Jamie made a horribly misguided decision that she needs to be publicly associated with the Dodgers, or Jeff made a monumental misstep and is likely the subject of Jamie's lawyers' ire. This is just bizarre.

Frank should channel his inner Judge Smails here and "slap an injunction on them so fast, it'll make their heads spin."

Certainly one of the odder moments in the saga thus far. If you have any thoughts about this, I'm game for a discussion in the comments. This just doesn't make sense.
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9 comments:

  1. How about finding a real "deep pockets" person with a need for a new toy? If Jamie can line up a real money bidder (that is one with CASH) to make a real offer, everyone goes away with suitcases full of green. Think about that big EGO person owing the Dodgers, a real jewel of a property that is storied and in a great city... Maybe, just maybe Jamie should enlist Scott Boris to act as her agent; he could probably put a book on the Dodgers together that would make Wall Street spin. There is nothing like a rudderless ship at sea during a storm. Both of them should split the spoils and move on...

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  2. I see Jamie looking for someone to buy out Frank's Share of the team, and then buy her out at a higher price. She isn't going to get $250 million from a financial partner who is going to be content to be a minority partner, while Jamie just plays with the money for more loans, or to cover a down year..

    I think Jamie and Jeff Fuller aren't do anything legally wrong, I don't see it as ethically wrong in a couple of ways.

    I see it wrong in a PR standpoint. Jamie needs to keep a low profile before some of the hearings. As much as the post nup will stand up, (I see Frank co signing the residential properties as really dumb, if they want to keep liability to a minimum) Doing an overt takeover isn't going to help anyone.

    What the Dodgers need for a potential buyer is someone more in the Arte Morteno mold. Someone who has owned a minor league baseball team, or knows a little bit of the baseball business.

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  3. Great headline on the Weisman blog story: "Fuller brush with awkwardness" Who remembers the Fuller Brush man?

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  4. I ain't sayin' Fuller is a gold digger...

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