Shocker: it’s alleged that McCourt’s law firm charged him too much

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The federal bankruptcy trustee assigned to the Dodgers case told the judge today that the law firms representing the Dodgers — who have billed Frank McCourt some $1.66 million thus far — have overcharged, billing for services that were neither necessary nor required.  He is requesting that the bill be reduced by 21%.

You know, you used to be able to believe in stuff in this country. You used to believe that fair play and an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay and all of that.  And then we learn that a law firm has allegedly over-billed a millionaire for legal services that will be paid for out of some mishmash of corporate bank accounts that no one will ever closely examine.

I may need to take the rest of the day off to process this.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.