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Oh, those Dodgers

August 30, 2008

I was sitting there in my living room Wednesday watching the Dodgers play some of the most inept and embarrassing baseball I have ever seen in my 55 years on this planet, trying to keep from throwing something through my TV set, and three things kept going through my mind:

Fire Joe.

Fire the guy who hired Joe.

Fire the guy who hired the guy who hired Joe.

Eric Monson

Temecula

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The Dodgers lose three straight to the Phillies and Torre tells his team to just show up whenever they want and skip batting practice? Why don't they just roll over and give up?

Jeff Friedman

Santa Clarita

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With whom will Kurt Streeter consult next regarding the Dodgers? Astrologists? They are as likely as his aged "professor" to render an intelligent opinion.

Advisor to four presidents? Clinton/Monica? Carter/synthetic fuels? Bush/immigration? Ford/Poland?

Samuel F. Rindge

South Pasadena

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Kudos to Kurt Streeter for presenting Professor Warren Bennis' analysis of the Dodgers' management. Bennis' comments should serve as a primer for Major League Baseball the next time they vote on an ownership change. In the future, criteria must include prior success at managing a business. Collecting rent on a Boston parking lot should have been a red flag.

Barry P. Resnick

Orange

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I note a Dodgers delegation was scheduled to visit wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Medical Center. I assume this was to improve the Dodgers' morale.

Bud Fink

Carpinteria

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Jonathan Broxton has all the attributes of a closer. The only thing he cannot do is get an out.

Jimmy Corona

Diamond Bar

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The answer: Denny's, 7-Eleven and Jonathan Broxton.

The question: What are things that don't close?

Jeff Calzada

Monterey Park

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