Divorce-court drama and the Dodgers

Frank and Jamie McCourt take the team's ownership issues into legal battle this week.

Originally Published: August 30, 2010
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

At the top of the document that has become the centerpiece in the dispute over the future ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, there is a warning in boldface, upper-case letters. Its terms are clear and unmistakable: "THIS MARITAL PROPERTY AGREEMENT AFFECTS IMPORTANT PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOU SHOULD SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL COUNSEL BEFORE SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT."

The significance of the warning is obvious. It means the document is important, a big deal. It tells both parties they should not ...

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