Dodgers’ owner fires CEO…who happens to be his wife.

A day after the Dodgers were eliminated from the NLCS, owner Frank McCourt fired Jamie McCourt, his CEO and his wife.


Attorney Dennis Wasser said his client learned she was no longer employed by the Dodgers, who ended their season Wednesday after being bounced in the NLCS by the Philadelphia Phillies for the second straight year.

Last week the couple confirmed in a terse statement that they have separated. Jamie McCourt sat in the first row of the owner’s box for Game 1 of the NLCS. Her husband was in the third row next to former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda.
The McCourts have been married since 1979 and have four grown sons.

In March, Frank McCourt promoted his wife to chief executive officer of the team he gained ownership of in January 2004 after moving from his native Boston. The promotion made her the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball.

Good thing they’re separated or else this would have made for a couple of awkward moments around the dinner table.

“Uh honey, can you pass me the peas?”

“Go to hell.”

“That’s okay honey, I’ll get them myself.”

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