Despite all the statements from the
Angel interim GM Bill Stoneman may well be the only 71-year old guy on the planet with a part-time job who's still afraid to take any kind of a risk. What's he waiting for; his 72nd birthday? Or maybe he just can't spell Yoenis Cespedes?
Jack Von Bulow
What's up in Blue?
The Dodgers are in first place in spite of Mattingly, not because of him
Bill Shaikin correctly points out the Guggenheim Baseball Management's commitment to the Dodgers by spending billions, starting with the bankrupt
However, while it helps to have the biggest wallet when you sit down at the poker table, if you hope to walk away a winner, you still have to know how to play the Cards.
In Bill Shaikin's article about the Dodgers spending one-third of a billion on payroll, he asked General Manager Farhan Zaidi if the Dodgers even have a financial limit. "Yeah, absolutely," he responded. Questioned further about what the limit would be, he stated, "We don't have set numbers. Nobody has ever mentioned a number to us."
Has he forgotten about Time Warner Cable? I believe that number is the amount that the Dodgers need to kick back to TWC so their monthly subscription fees to the other cable outlets can be reduced to the point of being available to all Dodgers fans. I guess they feel that there's no financial limit for players, just fans.
The Dodgers are clearly content to make the playoffs this year and lose to either the Giants or the Cardinals.
The Giants have two secret weapons that will ensure they win the
Good seats available?
The discount websites Goldstar, Groupon and Living Social all are advertising half-price tickets to the USC-
No Games, please
Los Angeles has a serious homeless problem, crumbling streets and sidewalks, horrific freeway traffic, decrepit water mains and seriously underfunded pension and retiree medical plans. I think the city should focus more on those problems and less on hosting an Olympics, which would benefit very few.
More of same
Apparently Kobe Bryant is now wavering on retiring after this season. Anyone surprised by this probably works for the Lakers. Now, lock Jim and Jeanie Buss in a room and don't allow them to speak with him. They've already given him a $48-million golden parachute.
While watching the awards ceremony for softball at the
In this era of self-centered athletes, we and the Dodgers are lucky to have such a wonderful goodwill ambassador.
Lance N. Jurich
Fight or flight?
"Mayweather to fight Berto on Sept. 12?" Shouldn't this have read, "Mayweather plans to back up for 12 rounds on Sept. 12"? There was more action in 34 seconds of Ronda Rousey than Mayweather's last fight.
Marina del Rey
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