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November 07, 2009

Funny that the same newspaper that denigrates the Yankees for shelling out bucks to free agents in hopes of reaching the World Series lambasted the Dodgers all season for not doing the very same thing.

A payroll does not win championships (witness the recent Yankees seasons). The players on the field do. And plenty of the Yankees responsible are players who rose through the ranks.

I'll take the Steinbrenners. You can keep the McCourts.

Laura Drabkin

Studio City

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In Wednesday's edition, Bill Shaikin makes a clear case that to be competitive in today's market, the Dodgers need to pay big bucks to get a premier pitcher like Cliff Lee or CC Sabathia. Then on Thursday, he takes a not-so-subtle jab at the Yankees' World Series title, saying, "This is the championship the rest of America curses, the title the Yankees bought last winter. . . ."

I guess it's OK if the home team buys championships, but it's wrong otherwise. Just ask the Lakers.

Chris Boyd

Redondo Beach

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Don't you get the feeling watching the Yankees win that you're also watching the same reaction that our corrupt bankers had when they received bailout money? "You mean we get all this and then we get more?!"

Adam White

Los Angeles

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Congratulations to Hideki Matsui for winning the World Series MVP.

But how about giving least-valuable-player awards to the star players from each of the final four teams who most underperformed.

Yankees: Mark Teixiera

Phillies: Ryan Howard

Dodgers: Manny Ramirez

Angels: Chone Figgins

M. Arnold Glueck

Newport Beach

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