Vin Scully
Don't force everyone to pay for the Dodgers on TV

To the editor: I have read that fans are pretty complacent with the Dodgers' TV situation. As an example, DirecTV says it has lost fewer than 2,000 subscribers because it doesn't carry SportsNet LA, the Time Warner Cable-managed Dodgers channel. ("The Dodgers blackout is bad, but let's not make a federal case out of it," Editorial, July 30) So now Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) is asking Washington for help, but on whose behalf? Most of his constituents obviously don't care. The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable made a lousy deal. Their fight with DirecTV and other TV providers should be between them and not include the Federal Communications Commission....