How McCourt fired McCourt

TMZ has the letter in which Dodgers owner Frank McCourt fired the other owner, Jamie McCourt, as CEO of the team — citing "insubordination, non-responsiveness, failure to follow procedures, and inappropriate behavior with regard to a direct subordinate..." The letter, dated the day the Dodgers' were tossed out of the playoffs, tells Jamie to make an appointment to retrieve her personal belongings — and to return the company laptop. Of course, still at issue is whether Frank has the authority to tell her to do anything. But not at issue anymore is that the Dodgers' ownership picture is seriously bollocksed-up, with unknown ramifications to come for the franchise.

A legal analyst told the LAT's Bill Shaikin that it's Frank McCourt's first chess move in the coming legal match.

Jay Leno, tonight but taped earlier: "Neither of them wants custody of the team." Actually, it seems that both do want custody.

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