Well, Star Tribune editor Nancy Barnes can dump on “bloggers who work for free,” but Monday’s New York Times makes a celebrity out of local law student Josh Fisher, who has become “the go-to guy for analysis” of the bitter divorce of L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.
Fisher’s DodgerDivorce.com chronicles a “War of the Roses”-level tussle that has reduced the once-proud National League franchise’s payroll, not to mention its record. (McCourt fired his wife Jamie as Dodgers CEO on the final day of the 2009 season.) Fisher, who is in his final year of law school, has apparently rearranged his job and schooling in return for an awesome resume line.
Reporter Billy Witz writes of Fisher, a native Angeleno:
… his Web site is bookmarked by baseball executives who are keeping an eye on the case. … Fisher thoroughly examines any news related to the divorce — be it court filings or whether the team will sign its top draft pick.
Fisher said that on a busy day, he would surpass 10,000 hits on the site, whose spartan design can be described as early caveman. Fisher has more than 1,000 Twitter followers, a number that has doubled since the beginning of the trial, in which he gives play-by-play updates.
Fun read, especially for baseball geeks who find fascination off the field.