Law Student’s Blog Made Him 'Go-To Guy' for McCourt Divorce Analysis
A University of Minnesota law student hopes his new-found fame from blogging about the divorce between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, will help him find a job after he graduates this spring.
Joshua Fisher, 24, started his blog, Dodger Divorce, 11 months ago, chronicling the McCourts’ opulent lifestyle and its effect on the team he has loved since he was a boy. According to the New York Times, the venture has made Fisher “the go-to guy for analysis of the McCourt divorce.” He has appeared on sports radio talk shows in Los Angeles and on ESPN, and his website is watched by baseball executives keeping tabs on the case.
According to the story, Fisher had to make some sacrifices to cover the trial in person. “The cost of rearranging his work schedule at a Minneapolis law firm, receiving approval (at least for now) for missing class, and flying to Los Angeles and staying at a downtown hotel is not a hardship; it is an investment,” the story says.
Fisher told the Times he hopes the investment is worth it. “This is a pretty highly leveraged month for me,” he said. “Employers like people with a story, and I have a better story now than I did a year ago and I see the difference. I’ve had some success walking through every door that’s been opened. I don’t see any value in closing doors right now. Whatever is out there, I don’t know, but I’m listening.”