Fate of Dodgers could rest in McCourt divorce case

As the Los Angeles Dodgers cling to playoff hopes, a more important struggle for their future is taking place off the field over who owns the team.

Starting on Monday, attorneys for former Dodger CEO Jamie McCourt will try to convince Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon she's entitled to a stake in the team that her estranged husband, Frank McCourt, says belongs solely to him.

The key question facing the judge during an 11-day divorce trial is the validity of a postnuptial marital agreement.

The battle is bound to give Dodgers players, fans and the front office a glimpse into what has been going on behind the scenes since the couple's storybook romance soured into something more akin to "War of the Roses."

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