The moment the news broke that there was a shakeup with the Dodgers power couple owners, Frank and Jamie McCourt, the Boys in Blue became that much more likable. I always could tell that the two were putting on an act with their marriage and now it’s been confirmed. What’s also been confirmed is what a cold blooded jerk Frank can be. Not only did he fire his wife last week from her position as CEO, but he did so with a pretty ruthless termination letter. Check out the text of the letter via TMZ and Deadspin:
Dear Jamie — This is to inform you that your employment with and positions as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairperson of Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, as well as any and all of the positions that you hold … are hereby terminated effective immediately.
“Because your employment is held at-will, the Organization is not required to have cause to terminate your employment and may do so for any reason or no reason at all.
However, your actions, including, but not limited to, your insubordination, non-responsiveness, failure to follow procedures, and inappropriate behavior with regard to a direct subordinate, have made this decision necessary.”
How jacked up is the whole “at-will” reasoning? We can just fire you whenever we want? What’s up with that? I also love the underlying reason for the termination — insubordination. The same way they say “there aren’t enough basketballs” for two ballhogs on the same team, the organization wasn’t big enough for these two power hungry people. This is great news for anyone who’s sick of ticket and parking prices skyrocketing while the payroll gets slashed. Count me as one.Google+