Dodgers noncommittal about role of Vladimir Shpunt – LA Times

By Dylan Hernandez
Los
Angeles Times

 
Those employed by Frank McCourt have been noticeably uncomfortable when asked in recent days about Vladimir Shpunt, the 71-year-old Russian healer who was paid by the Dodgers owner and his estranged wife to send positive energy to the team from his Boston-area home.

“Don’t ask me about something like that,” one player said.

Even Manager Joe Torre, a master of handling crisis situations, did what he could to stay clear of the subject.

Torre said he hasn’t read The Times story on Shpunt