Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at
No, no, no, no and no. Listen carefully, Dodgers: Drop the "non-mascot" thingy, slowwwwwly back away, and nobody gets hurt. L.A. already has the world's greatest baseball fans, who adore the team, partly because it has never needed such obviously contrived marketing gimmicks to sell tickets or attract fans. Let's keep it that way, OK?
Gary L. Platt
I think Vinny should now change his opening statement to... "For the few of you out there who can see me, it's time for Dodger baseball."
It's the Time Warner curse!
TWC paid the Dodgers billions of dollars for exclusive right to broadcast their games; 70% of the Dodger fans can't watch their team on TV.
Does this scenario sound familiar?
The Times quotes some higher-up in Dodgers' ownership, speaking on the television access issue, something to the effect of, "It will all settle down; they always go back-and forth on these things, jockeying in negotiations." Translation: "What do I care? I got my billions!"
The Dodgers have gone from a franchise, under the O'Malleys, dedicated to great baseball as well as providing a good living for the owners, to one whose sole purpose is to generate money for the owners.
Attention Dodgers fans who don't have Time Warner Cable. Wanted to alert you to the tremendous programming you're missing. Tonight on "Timeless Dodgers" they take us all the way back to the 2013 game against the Blue Jays. Boy. the game was sure different back then.
Perhaps the fan-friendly(?) Dodgers should consider renegotiating their contract price with TWC down a bit so TWC can, in turn, offer a reasonable price to the other providers. Then we fans can actually watch the games!
Forget I Need My Dodgers.com. We Need Lower Cable Bills.com.
I think I have discovered why so many Dodgers players are getting injured. Four of them — Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson,
Yasiel Puig's tardiness for the first home game was the single-minded focus of Bill Plaschke's piece, but just as egregious was Matt Kemp's selfish hissy fit. Threatening a preemptive tantrum if he wasn't going to be in the starting lineup, he played a part in bringing down Hyun-Jin Ryu with an error that showed just how unprepared he was. Kemp's hubris is just as much the story here as was Puig's youthful slipup.
Was ever a promotion more appropriately named than the one for the Yasiel Puig Fathead?
Yasiel Puig, meet Andrew Bynum.
I know I'm not the only UCLA alum who watched Connecticut win the
Thanks, mom and dad
Props to Bill Dwyre [April 8] for his insightful article identifying the parents of college athletes for their role in the quest for instant money for their children (and presumably for themselves). They are at least as responsible as anyone for the gradual ruination of college sports. But sadly, the trait of greed is much too powerful to be eliminated by this exposure.
Lakers fans who boo
You want to boo Paul? Go ahead, but hang a sign around your neck that reads, "I don't know what I'm talking about."
I thought Bill Plaschke was the only one who was clueless most of the time, but apparently Ben Bolch is too. He asks the question, "What were you thinking?" when fans booed Chris Paul at a Dodgers game. You really need a poll to answer that one? He's a Clipper. The fans that are booing him are Lakers fans. Though I wouldn't boo him out of respect (and not when he is at a
Just because you play in the same city doesn't mean you have to fawn over players from both teams. You think
Danny Balber Jr.
A modest suggestion: Perhaps Mr.
Cry me a river, Plaschke. I'm supposed to feel sorry for someone who has $400,000 of disposable income to drop on courtside Lakers tickets?
When an unnamed team official suggested hiring
I had a good time Saturday watching California Chrome win the Santa Anita Derby by a wide margin. California Chrome has won his last four races by wide margins. It's kind of like watching the Clippers play the Lakers.
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