By Jamie Blanchard
Not so long ago in a galaxy far far away I was a batboy for the Los Angeles and also Vero Beach Dodgers. The Vero Beach Dodgers were a high-A minor league ballclub in the Dodgers organization and started their season at Holman Stadium after the LA Dodgers left town after Spring Training. Years later the Dodgers left town to never return. As a result of these actions and causing my fellow 50 Vero Beachian, or Zero Beachian, or New York City snow birds residents a great amount of pain the dodgers are now suffering what is called “karma”.
Frank Mccourt and his divorce has brought one of the great franchises (HAHA) to their knees as any man does when faced against his wife. If you’re married, you know what I mean. “yes dear”. UGH. WOMEN. They don’t even like baseball. But, seriously, (you know that was a joke right? Women HATE BASEBALL!) how does a Major League baseball team with as much history and weight behind it as the Dodgers have to declare bankruptcy and have MLB take over? Really? If the Pittsburgh Pirates and even the Reds in the early 2000′s could remain solvent, how in the world could the Dodgers not?
Is this Karma for leaving Vero Beach? For leaving the last vestage of the Brooklyn Dodgers?
When I was a batboy quite a few snowbirds came down to Peter O’Mally, the then owner, and they would talk about the team’s move from Brooklyn to LA and of course give him their two cents about it. Eventually he stopped sitting 2 rows back. Can you blame him? Those seats were awful! Eventually Peter had the good sense to sell the team to Rupert Murdoch and wash his hands of a franchise he and his father built up. Sure! Why not! As many speculated from the day of that sale, the team would move to a more West Coast friendly operation. They eventually did. And Karma has now reappeared.
In this day and age, and being stupidly rich, not having a prenuptial is nothing short of stupid Frank.
What’s not stupid is the news that Star Trek is available on Netflix now. Star Trek The Next Generation is infinitely more exciting than watching a Dodgers game.