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February 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Most baseball fans have gotten used to having to shell out a few extra bucks to watch their team. But for Dodger loyalists, the decision of the team to move all of its games to SportsNet LA, a pay-TV channel starting this season is something of a rude awakening. That's because the number of games on a local broadcast station available free to viewers was far greater here than in just about every other city with a baseball team. Last year, KCAL-TV Channel 9 carried 49 Dodger games or almost one-third of all the games.
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SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Few dates on the baseball calendar can match a home opener for pomp, ceremony and excitement. Or, in the case of Dodger Stadium on Friday afternoon, for long lines, crowded concourses and Wi-Fi snafus. But for the legions of blue-and-white-clad loyalists, what happened in the stands likely rated as nothing more than minor inconveniences compared to what happened on the field, where sloppiness fueled an 8-4 loss to the division-leading San Francisco Giants. On the reserved level, some in the sellout crowd of 53,493 waited in concession lines for as long as 45 minutes.
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OPINION
May 8, 2009 | Mike Downey, Mike Downey is a former Times columnist.
It had to be the saddest Siete de Mayo in Chavez Ravine in many a year. Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been placed on the 50-day disgusted list. They will be eligible to come off it in July. Man-of-many-surprises Manny Ramirez has been given the heave-ho. He just got busted by baseball's version of a narc.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014
L.A. has great sports fans. Uniquely loyal, yet never to be had. If Time Warner Cable thinks the notion "I need my Dodgers.com" even remotely resonates, they're advised to go back and review "I need my Rams & Raiders.com. " Anthony J. Moretti Lomita :: I realize that this full-page ad for Dodgers baseball on SportsNet L.A. is big money, but, I, for one, don't want my cable bill to go up, even one more dollar, in order to pay over-salaried players. To my TV provider, I'm willing to "miss this" and attend a few games in the season at Chavez Ravine instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Bob Pool
Angelenos heading to Dodger Stadium should allow for extra time and avoid the northbound 5 Freeway, officials said. Traffic on the 5 Freeway in the Elysian Valley area was stopped Saturday morning when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire at a transition road tunnel at the  interchange of the 2 and 5 freeways , the California Highway Patrol reported. The northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway are closed and the wreck will not be cleared for quite a while, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.
SPORTS
February 17, 2001
Carlos Perez says "people are going to be scared" when they see him pitch. He's right. As a Dodger fan, nothing could scare me more than to see him headed to the mound. DAVE PARKER Venice
SPORTS
October 10, 1992
What do Fred Claire and Ross Perot have in common? Neither one can answer a direct question. SUSAN CECILE, Long Beach
NEWS
April 2, 2000
$50-million stadium renovation adds three new field box sections, plus luxury suites and other great amenities. Upscale fans get great seats. Team gets more revenue.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
If you're a Dodgers fan, you know somebody like Brian Gadinsky. Chances are, you may even be like Brian Gadinsky. The TV producer moved to Los Angeles on an October day in 1988. The next night, Kirk Gibson hit the home run, and Gadinsky has been hooked ever since. He has season tickets on the reserved level. He is neither famous nor entitled, he is just an average guy with a powerful passion about a team that has come to represent his love for his city. When Frank McCourt's regime began to slowly burn, Gadinsky angrily canceled his tickets.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Most baseball fans have gotten used to having to shell out a few extra bucks to watch their team. But for Dodger loyalists, the decision of the team to move all of its games to SportsNet LA, a pay-TV channel starting this season is something of a rude awakening. That's because the number of games on a local broadcast station available free to viewers was far greater here than in just about every other city with a baseball team. Last year, KCAL-TV Channel 9 carried 49 Dodger games or almost one-third of all the games.
SPORTS
January 3, 2014
Reading Bill Plaschke's column about Yasiel Puig (Dodgers at standstill as Puig speeds away, Dec. 30), one might be tempted to call Puig the Cuban Babe Ruth. If he hits 715 home runs for the Dodgers, I'll forgive him.   David H. Crocker Placentia :: It seems to me Yasiel Puig will not learn his lesson on obeying the speed zones in any state. In fact, Mr. Puig is not interested in listening to anyone. The only way the Dodgers can get his attention is by keeping him in the minors.
SPORTS
October 25, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
  Your browser does not support iframes. For your viewing pleasure. The Dodgers are feeling rather thankful these days, which is sort of understandable for a team that led baseball in attendance and came within two victories of the National League pennant. Still, you have to at least acknowledge the effort. First the Dodgers took out full-age ads in The Times and other major local newspapers, and now they've put together a nearly 10-minute video to thank their fans.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet  them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free.   Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
What lengths will a true-blue Dodger fan go to in order to help the team win? Some don't change their underwear for luck. Some wear special shoes and hats. "We don't bring Mom," Jeremy Green told me at Dodger Stadium, where I met him and his two sons, Colby and Parker, on Wednesday. "She's a big-time bad luck charm. Every game she watches, the Dodgers lose. " Lois Peralta paints her toenails Dodger blue for each game. If the team loses, she wipes the polish off and repaints to give her team a fresh start.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
ST. LOUIS - As the Dodgers took batting practice Friday, a Dodgers fan tried to get the attention of Adrian Gonzalez. The fan was wearing a Mickey Mouse hat on his head. "Adam Wainwright sent me shopping," the fan said. Wainwright is the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who accused Gonzalez of "Mickey Mouse" antics in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. After Gonzalez hit a home run in Game 5, he waggled his fingers atop his helmet as if he were wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
SPORTS
October 12, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
ST. LOUIS  - Yasiel Puig had nothing to show for the day. Neither did the Dodgers. That could have changed, for Puig and for the Dodgers, with one swing in the ninth inning. The count was full. Puig did not swing. He moved tentatively toward first base, but the umpire called strike three rather than ball four. Puig looked back at the umpire, shuffled back toward the visiting dugout and took a little swing with his bat, almost as if he were on deck and getting ready to hit. The frustration was there, for all the world to see. Puig could swing at the air, or he could swing at a pitch, and the results were the same.
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