According to the Los Angeles Times's Dodgers Blog, the Frank Sinatra estate, holders of five season tickets to Dodger games, may be among the ardent Dodger fans joining the legal dispute between putative owner Frank McCourt and the rest of humankind. McCourt's misdeeds need no rehearsing here. Suffice it to say that he has had a ruinous effect on a proud franchise and that it seems he would rather run it into the ground than surrender to the forces arrayed against him. These include destiny, major league baseball, angry creditors, embarrassed bankers, his soon-to-be-ex-wife and facsimile co-owner, the population of Los Angeles and environs, Dodger aficionadoes and and even bitter rivals. The well-named McCourt has made only the bankruptcy and divorce lawyers happy.
The LA Times article --"Dodgers bankruptcy: Frank McCourt vs. Frank Sinatra?" -- shows how a very little tidbit of news can go far thanks to the magic of names and an old-fashioned play on words, the journalistic equivalent of a rhyme: Ol' Blue Eyes bleeds Dodger Blue just as his old pal Tommy Lasorda does.
Frankly, my dear, I sort of give a damn. -- DL