December 26, 2012 |
No more waiting on deck for former Dodgers President Dennis Mannion. He has sold his estate in La Canada Flintridge for $2.7 million. The Spanish-style compound, on 2 acres, has views of Pasadena, Glendale and Los Angeles. The 5,019-square-foot main house, built in 1960 and designed for entertaining, features walls of glass, an oversize living room, a family room, an office, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A two-room studio of 781 square feet includes a three-quarter bathroom. Among outdoor amenities are a swimming pool, a spa and a barbecue area with a fireplace.
October 7, 2010 |
Owner Frank McCourt will resume overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Dodgers, as the club has severed ties with President Dennis Mannion. The Dodgers issued a written statement Thursday night, saying McCourt would take "a more direct and active role" in managing the club. McCourt, who is in the midst of a costly divorce, had been working out of a Beverly Hills office for more than a year, leaving Mannion to run the team. McCourt will go back to being the head of baseball operations.
November 12, 2008 |
The Dodgers' initial offer to Manny Ramirez includes a club option for a third year that could increase the value of the contract to $60 million, according to sources speaking on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter. The offer stands until Thursday, the final day of the Dodgers' exclusive negotiating window with Ramirez, but indications are that their pursuit of the All-Star outfielder will extend beyond then.
November 3, 2009 |
Jamie McCourt argued in a motion Monday that the Dodgers should not be a party in a divorce hearing, asking the court to throw out papers filed in the team's name that "unnecessarily and gratuitously attack" her. The motion is expected to be considered Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court as part of a hearing to determine the validity of McCourt's demand for immediate reinstatement as the Dodgers' chief executive. Frank McCourt, her estranged husband, fired her two weeks ago. After she filed for divorce last week, he responded in a filing that her reinstatement would be "akin to throwing a bomb into a crowded room."
December 27, 2010 |
The Dodgers have parted ways with three vice presidents, the latest in a series of front-office departures over the last two off-seasons. The executives let go include Ray Maytorena, a former Secret Service agent hired as head of security two years ago. The Dodgers had expanded Maytorena's duties last season to include oversight of ushers, ticket takers and parking attendants. The Dodgers also cut ties with Steve Spartin, who was in charge of developing corporate partnerships, and Joe Walsh, who oversaw human resources and fan service initiatives.
November 4, 2009 |
The war of words continued to rage Tuesday in the Dodgers' divorce battle, with attorneys for both sides stating their cases in court papers filed in advance of Thursday's initial court hearing. Jamie McCourt, who claims co-ownership of the Dodgers, has asked the court for immediate reinstatement as chief executive officer of the team. Her attorneys argued such an order would maintain "the marital status quo, at least until the issue of ownership of the franchise has been finally determined."
March 1, 2009 |
In the face of a deepening recession, the Dodgers have backed away from a plan to increase the prices of single-game tickets this season. "It just didn't make sense to raise prices with where the economy was headed," Dennis Mannion, the Dodgers' chief operating officer, said Saturday. The Dodgers also froze prices on season tickets this season. The Angels raised season prices by an average of 6.4% but froze single-game prices, with the exception of 17 popular games.
October 23, 2009 |
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his estranged wife Jamie from her position as the team's chief executive, triggering what her attorney said would be an imminent legal response. "Jamie is disappointed and saddened by her termination," attorney Dennis Wasser said this afternoon. "As co-owner of the Dodgers, she will address this and all other issues in the courtroom." Wasser would not say whether Jamie McCourt would continue to occupy her office at Dodger Stadium. He said that would depend on the outcome of legal proceedings he expected to initiate "in the next couple weeks."
August 31, 2010 |
Frank McCourt took the witness stand in his divorce trial Tuesday, a day on which the most riveting testimony shed light on the collapse of a marriage that lasted nearly 30 years. McCourt considered for months whether to sign a document that would have granted shared ownership of the Dodgers to his wife, Jamie. He said no on May 12, 2009, and later that day Jamie sent an e-mail to Leah Bishop, the attorney who had drafted the proposed document. Bishop's response: "You have only two tools at your disposal — a civil conversation with Frank or a nuclear bomb.