Now Batting Third For The Dodgers, A House

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Remember a couple months back when the Dodgers still had exclusive rights to resign Manny Ramirez and Jamie McCourt posed the eternal, but nonsensical question: "Would you rather have us build 50 youth baseball fields, or resign Manny?" That was a doozy. I expected her to follow up with, "Sure we COULD sign CC Sabathia, but then I'll have to light this kid with MS on fire."

Well, that morality porn either/or looks even more ridiculous this week. It's been revealed that Frank and Jamie (<3 4eva) just bought TWO homes in Malibu for $46 Million.

In case you're wondering, $46 mil qualifies as one of the higher-end home purchases in all of California.

Look it up, the median home price in Malibu today is $1.15 million. You want ostentatiousness? Jamie's new digs cost 40 times more than that.

Maybe I'm a home buy or two behind, but don't the McCourts already own some giant mansion in Holmby Hills? Like some $20 million dollar palace?

Sure, people can do whatever they want with their money. McCourt made all his bucks in the real estate game anyway. But let's look back at the exact quote that Mommy Warbucks dropped last November.

"If you bring somebody in to play and pay them, pick a number, $30 million, does that seem a little weird to you?" Jamie McCourt asked in an interview at the Evergreen Recreation Center in East Los Angeles. "That's what we're trying to figure out. We're really trying to see it through the eyes of our fans. We're really trying to understand, would they rather have the 50 fields?"

So pose the question again, but this time phrase it, "Pick two: The fields, Manny or two new mansions worth $46 Million for me, Frank and the servants. It has a waterfall!"

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Now Batting Third For The Dodgers, A House

They brought back Fernando Valenzuela?

A house played OF for the Dodgers last year and they only had to pay him in plantains.

House has a limp, a Vicodin addiction, and he's actually British, so he's something of an upgrade over Andruw Jones.

As you mention, it's their money and they can do whatever they choose with it. However, I think this story would be instructive the next time someone starts bitching and pleading for a salary cap in baseball.

Frank Wren is going to trade Chipper Jones for the 2 houses.

Frank McCourt doesn't like your jerk-off name. He doesn't like your jerk-off face. He doesn't like your jerk-off behavior, and he doesn't like you, jerk-off. Does he make himself clear?

So 50 little league fields will cost around 46 million dollars???

That's higher than giraffe pussy.

MR BIRD WOULD NEVER TRADE ME M_ATTT I THOUGHT YOU WERE A FAN. WHY WOULD YOU WANT COUPLE OF CALIFORNIA HOUSES ANYWAY MALIBU IS FINE AND ALL IF YOU WANT TO SCAM ON SOME CHICKS BUT I THINK WOODY HOUSES ARE BETTER BECAUSE THEN YOURE CLOSER TO ALL THE SHOOTIN ACTION. SO IN CONCLUSION I WAS BORN A BRAVE I WILL DIE A BRAVE. PLEASE STOP TELLING INTERNET LIES

$47 million property in this market?

The house should have like 12 baseball fields in it for that much.

DEAR JAMIE WILL YOU AND

YOUR WIFE LET ME CRASH THERE QAT YOUR HOUSES IF YOU HAVE TOO OF THEM MINE ISBEING WORKED ON WE ARE GETTING A
SLIDE

THANKS TODD
SINCERELY TODD JONES

Todd makes me lol all the time.

Todd + Chipper = deferred Christmas

The McCourt's just need make sure that before they open their mouth they understand who they are talking to. True, Manny is a millionaire but the McCourts got to be pushing in to the billionaire club. It's the classic Management vs.Labor scenario. Sounds a lot like GM CEO flying a corporate jet and asking for a handout. Give me a break. Pay him or don't pay him but don't tell me it's because you can't afford it when you pay Andruw Jones $36MM. Deciding not to is a management and business decision not a moral one. Look at the Lakers. They realize that if you want to charge prices like you have stars...you better have them...one. Unfortunately, Dodger fan will go, regardless.

Welcome aboard, Chris!

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