March 26, 2014 |
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
January 30, 2014 |
If you watch Clayton Kershaw pitch a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium this year, you can pretty much forget about saving your game ticket. The Dodgers are just about doing away with paper tickets this season. No longer will season-seat holders get a shipment of tickets. Instead, those fans will display bar codes to enter Dodger Stadium, either by printing them at home or scanning them directly from a smartphone. “This is a real fan enhancement,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers' executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
January 29, 2014 |
With renewals from virtually all of their ticket holders, the Dodgers have suspended sales of new season seats. Tickets for individual games go on sale Friday on the team website and Saturday at Dodger Stadium, with prices ranging from $10 to $150. The Dodgers divide individual games into four categories -- based on projected popularity - and price them accordingly. For example, a seat on the reserved level could cost $45 on a bobblehead night, $35 for an April fireworks night, and $25 for a midweek day game.
October 18, 2013 |
The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded. Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play. Their hitting less than rumor. There will be no 25th anniversary return to the World Series for the Dodgers, not after they were embarrassed 9-0 by the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium to clinch the National League Championship Series.
August 26, 2013 |
Gosh, the Dodgers suck. They've lost four of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox played with them. They'll be, what, probably five games out by the middle of September? Or maybe not. Just maybe this terrifying two-game losing streak ends Monday. You know, when Zack Greinke starts. Of if not, then the next day, when Clayton Kershaw heads to the mound. It's foreign stuff for the Dodgers, losing a series for the first time since June 14-16. Finding another team that looks back without fear, that can throw strong pitching, top defense and timely hitting at them.
June 25, 2013 |
Matt Kemp is back, back, back. That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders. Matt Kemp went back, back, back before stretching and catching the fly ball over his right shoulder as he collapsed on the warning track. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, San Francisco 5 With Dodger Stadium shaking in deafening delight, Kemp jumped up and punched the outfield wall with a screaming defiance.