The McCourts sold one of their many, many homes

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You know you’re in for some good McCourt extravagance porn when a sentence like “The smaller of the two homes — at 8,385 square feet -…” is involved.  That’s all followed by a ton of details about how the McCourts spend more money on housing and lawyers than your city spends on public schools in a year.

And a quick question: the article says that Jamie McCourt paid nearly$20K to convert a regular pool into a saltwater pool.  Can someone who is richer than me explain the appeal of a saltwater pool?  I love the ocean and stuff, but the saltwater, I find, to be a pain in the rear.  If all I want to do is swim — as opposed to walk into a wonderful crashing surf — why do I want a saltwater?

While we’re on the Dodgers, they may have had their most sparsely-attended game in the Los Angels portion of their history yesterday.

Padres ride double-decker tour bus to AT&T Park

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On Sunday morning, the Padres planned to take a bus from their hotel in San Francisco to AT&T Park ahead of their afternoon game. The bus never showed. MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that team director of player and staff services TJ Lasita flagged down an empty San Francisco tour bus, negotiated a rate, and got his players an impromptu ride to the ballpark.

The Padres’ Twitter account and Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted pictures and video:

The Padres and Giants are playing the rubber match of their three-game series this afternoon. The Padres will then travel to Arlington for a series with the Rangers. The Giants will welcome the Rockies.