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Most Dodger fans to be shut out from viewing games on opening day

Most Dodger fans to be shut out from viewing games on opening day

Richard Magnuson has been rooting for the Dodgers since 1959 and hasn't missed an opening day on television since 1970.

That streak is likely to come to an end Saturday when the Dodgers start the 2014 regular season with a pair of games against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia.

Magnuson, a retired architect living in Manhattan Beach, is not alone. About 70% of the Los Angeles television market won't be able to see Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw pitch the first game of the season on the team's new channel, SportsNet LA.

Fans are caught in a rundown. On one side are the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable, which is handling distribution of SportsNet LA. On...

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