I wanted to compliment The Times on its great coverage of the baseball playoffs and especially the NLCS preview. Other than the part where you picked the Dodgers to have an edge in every category (starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting, defense, bench) and the prediction of the Dodgers winning in six games, you really nailed it.
It's sad when Dodgers fans turn off Game 6 of the NL Championship Series and switch to the Louisville- Central Florida football game. Maybe next year.
I realize that Bill Plaschke is not a firm believer in
The leaked information before Game 4 that Don Mattingly would be retained next season as the
After watching the Cardinals play and execute fundamental baseball, it's time to ask Manager Mattingly why he refuses to do so. One might ask, "Why bunt a runner to scoring position when it's easier to hit into a double play and kill the opportunity to score a run?"
Why do stodgy baseball players frown at shows of passion and emotion? Unlike those "cool" faceless ballplayers who play mainly for the money, a guy like Puig projects his boyhood joy in playing the game he loves. How can you not love that?
Earlier this year I had a letter published in which I compared
Carl Crawford has been worth every cent the Dodgers have paid him and without him I don't think we would be listening to Vin Scully on the radio while turning the TV sound down.
Nothing against DJ Severe (Oct. 16), but when did "fan experience" become fan torture?
Wednesday we arrived early to beat the traffic. Happy to be in the ballpark and not at work, I was expecting to spend a sleepy hour unwinding, taking in the pre-playoff scenery.
But about 12:30 the monster speaker in center field came to life. It reached out, grabbed me, and hammered, hammered, hammered all the way up to game time, and then all through the game! So loud, it was like being trapped in a nightclub. Conversation? Forget it. What ever happened to the
Dodgers, even if you subscribe to the notion (I don't) that fans want or need to be "amped," please, for the sake of comfort, tone it down.
Q: How can you tell an "old school" Dodgers fan?
A: He watches young fans wearing Cardinal-red caps with Dodgers logos and he ... doesn't get it.
While reading the fine guest column of Oct. 17 by St. Louis Dispatch writer Bernie Miklasz, I noticed yet another reference to the gentle skill of Vin Scully — "The great Vin Scully described the danger."
We all know we love Vinny, we grew up with him. I was listening to that voice when I was 6 years old and playing in the backyard, and I'm 62 now, but it always is somehow warming to hear that others across this nation are listening too, and they know what we know. How much I'll miss him, when and if that day comes, is unfathomable.
If you don't want to injure your head, don't play NFL football. If you don't want to get killed during the
After taking constant hits to the head during countless games, if any former NFL player thought he would merely have a few broken fingers in his old age, then his head wasn't screwed on right in the first place. None of these realities will prevent the endless litigation and liability claims that are now on the way. The lawyers are about to have a field day.
So Bill Dwyre and the pantywaist documentarians over at
No Rice, please
Condoleezza Rice as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee? Putting aside her football credentials, there is a major issue concerning her judgment and her honesty. Rice was a major architect and supporter of the disastrous and immoral
Oh, grow up
Here is how I see it, putting it in kid terms, as
Irsay discarded his once favorite toy (Manning) in favor of the newest version (
Rancho Palos Verdes
So the U.S. rescued Mexico from the disgrace of failing to qualify for the
A world apart
On Tuesday morning I watched Tuesday night's Lakers game from China. That's about as confusing as this year's lineup.
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