In 2009, the
Shift to 2014. St. Louis is very much in the hunt for
So, in his July 19 article, Bill Plaschke says the Dodgers need to bite the bullet and get David Price as a starting pitcher. On July 20, he says that the Dodgers need to replace their ailing power hitters. I am reminded of Father Guido Sarducci, who advised that the way to make money in the stock market is to buy a lot of stock that goes up in value and then sell it at a profit. Plaschke, if you weren't so dumb you'd be a genius.
Should the Dodgers not win the
Brian C. Gura
I can't hit major league pitching either, but I'm not being paid eight figures a year to try to do so.
Matt Kemp has to be the epitome of today's spoiled, overpaid baseball player. From his choice of an agent, the self-centered Dave Stewart, to his pronouncements that he is an "everyday player" to the latest "news" that he is happy playing in right field, it is all about Kemp. He must have missed the lesson every kid learns that there is no "I" in team. The Dodgers should swallow his contract and ship him off to a city that hasn't grown as tired of his antics as Dodgers fans have.
I am surprised that the leadership in
It is utterly unfathomable that major league pitchers are still purposely throwing fastballs into the bodies of opposing players and getting away with it. Forget the shenanigans and posturing. Players in the past have been killed and careers lost by beanings, even accidentally.
Throwing a baseball 90 mph directly at another player is insane. Clayton Kershaw shamed himself on national TV in St. Louis on Sunday night. He should have been immediately thrown out of the game and suspended for a month if MLB had any conscience.
And shame on Bill Plaschke, normally Mr. Politically Correct, for condoning the action.
Reader Michael Hawkins (Letters, July 19) claims that
Good to see that the
When will teams learn that pitchers acquired from the
Now Street finds himself in the middle of a pennant race where every pitch has consequence and the stakes are high, a situation that is very foreign to him. Good luck,
The Angels should extend General Manager Jerry Dipoto's contract for the fine job he has done. Most of his trades have turned out well, and you can hardly blame him for some of the bad free-agent signings. Right, Arte?
I am a lifelong Angels fan, and have as much admiration for
And lastly, he is not stealing bases primarily because he doesn't get major league-sized leads. Notice that when pitchers throw over to first with Trout on, he gets back easily? Quality base-stealers cut it close enough to maximize their chance for a good jump. Teammate
Making excuses for Trout, as
I enjoyed Bill Dwyre's story on
Thank you, Bill Dwyre, for your great article on one of L.A.'s forgotten sports icons, Jim Healy. His 20- to 30-minute daily show could never be contained in such a short time period today. Too many goofs in the sports world going the Leonard Tose route, which Healy would no doubt rename the
Not missing NFL
What good will we get from having a new pro football team in L.A. [July 20]? Has tourism dropped since "our" teams left town 20 years ago? Do we miss traffic jams near the stadium on game day? The TV blackouts for home games? Why are we working so hard to lure another losing team into moving away from an audience that's too smart to pay to see its games?
Arthur O. Armstrong
The fact that Tony Dungy claims that
So Tony Dungy wouldn't want the distraction that Michael Sam's presence in the locker room would have supposedly created? Apparently, every other team than the Rams probably thought the same thing as well or else they would have drafted the consensus All-American before the Rams finally took him in the last round.
What happens now? Do we ban Dungy from football, like the
No matter who the
No head coach for the Lakers yet? Waiting for Doc, of course!
Sao Paulo, Brazil
I don't even want to know what Plan C was for the Lakers.
Tiger Woods declared that despite having a miserable performance at the British Open, and doing little prior to that, he is looking forward to being named to the Ryder Cup team. Naming Woods to the Ryder Cup team would be like naming
Ralph S. Brax
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