Time Warner Cable says it is willing to let an arbitrator determine a fair price for SportsNet LA in the hopes of resolving its dispute with DirecTV and other pay-TV providers over distribution of the Dodger-owned channel.
The other representatives who signed the letter with Sherman are Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino), Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk) and Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles).
Sherman's letter comes one day after Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Los Angeles) wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to mediate an agreement between Time Warner Cable and other providers.
Dodgers President Stan Kasten said Monday that "if you want to carry Dodgers baseball, this is obviously the way to do it."
Kasten declined to comment when asked if the Dodgers would be willing to renegotiate their deal with Time Warner Cable if it meant getting the games back on television.