Unbeknownst to the rest of the team's FO, Frank and Jamie McCourt hired a Boston-area "scientist and healer" to beam good vibes directly into Chavez Latrine, according to Bill Shaikin in Friday's L. A. Times.
Vladimir Shpunt is a 71-year-old Russian emigre physicist who may know "next to nothing" about baseball, but he knows a pair of suckers when he sees 'em.
In the five years he worked for the Dodgers, he attended just one game. Instead, he watched them on television in his home more than 3,000 miles from Dodger Stadium, channeling his thoughts toward the team's success.
Gives a whole new meaning to "Think Blue", doesn't it?
This is undoubtedly the most embarrasingly bizarre story yet to be unearthed by the Battling McCourts' epic struggle. But don't give up hope: given the well-demonstrated self-indulgence and lack of common sense of the couple, there's sure to be more of the same.