March 4, 2014 |
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.
February 28, 2014 |
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.
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.
October 25, 2013 |
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.
October 23, 2013 |
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)
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October 18, 2013 |
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.