After spending the last couple of weeks choking on the McCourt divorce numbers -- $6,000 a year for birthday parties? -- Dodgers fans can finally relax.
Your favorite team has figured out how to pay for it all.
They're taking it out of George Genovese.
"I was like, 'What did I do?' " said Genovese, 87, a crooked grin rising from beneath his thick glasses and shock of gray hair.
Genovese, perhaps baseball's most notable living amateur scout, was sitting in the aging easy chair in his tiny North Hollywood home recently when he received a solemn phone call from one of his Dodgers bosses.
He was thereby informed that his annual part-time salary was being slashed.
From $18,000 to $8,000 -- a 56% pay cut.
Genovese nearly fell over his new cane.
"I knew with the divorce there might be trouble over there, but I never thought it would be like this," he said.
Genovese was told his salary was being whacked because of "budget cuts," and, sure, why not?
Ten grand, and Jamie now doesn't have to worry about skinny jeans.
Ten grand, and now Frank can go the extra mile on that Gulfstream.
"I love the Dodgers, I'll always love the Dodgers, but I was like, 'C'mon,' " Genovese said.