April 11, 2014
Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to worry about him describing this latest lack of class. Mike Popov San Clemente ::: No, no, no, no and no. Listen carefully, Dodgers: Drop the "non-mascot" thingy, slowwwwwly back away, and nobody gets hurt. L.A. already has the world's greatest baseball fans, who adore the team, partly because it has never needed such obviously contrived marketing gimmicks to sell tickets or attract fans.
April 10, 2014
Re "Team dusts off an old way to stadium," April 4 With the new baseball season comes an old problem: congestion on the streets around Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' new ownership is making significant investments in the team, stadium and community, and that's creating excitement for this season. The Dodgers want the best experience for fans and neighbors alike. Now it's time for the city to do its part and work with the team and the community to improve on the current traffic mess.
April 6, 2014 |
He was booed at Dodger Stadium and two days later wasn't even the most fawned over Paul in his own building. Whoever cued up the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" inside Staples Center on Sunday might as well have been playing an ode to Chris Paul. The song was intended as a tribute to Paul McCartney, who rose from his seat across from the Clippers' bench in the first quarter of their 120-97 victory over the Lakers and obligingly danced when shown on the scoreboard. But there was certainly an undercurrent of truth to the words as they relate to the point guard, who somehow still irks giant swaths of a city simply because he plays for the Clippers instead of its beloved Lakers.
April 5, 2014 |
Chris Paul went to see the Dodgers' home opener Friday afternoon and got what has become his regular treatment when he visits Dodger Stadium. Paul was booed by the Dodgers faithful yet again. Yes, Paul plays for the Clippers and has them on the brink of accomplishing some big things. But, as Paul has said before and said again Saturday at practice, this is a Lakers town. So when they showed Paul's face on the video board before the game against the hated San Francisco Giants, the All-Star point guard was treated like he was a member of the Giants.
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April 4, 2014 |
Fans heading to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the team's home opener against the San Francisco Giants can expect a number of changes in areas such as traffic management, amenities and security measures. The team's new ownership, which includes former Laker Magic Johnson, has also invested more than $150 million in the ballpark the last two seasons, upgrading the infrastructure and adding some fan-friendly features. There are now expansive plazas beyond right and left field with a team store, bar and a variety of concessions.
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April 3, 2014 |
After moving into her home near Dodger Stadium in 1987, Lisa Keller learned to live with the gridlock. She scheduled her work hours to avoid the swarm of fans in blue T-shirts. And before long, she'd learned a guiding truth of her hilly neighborhood: If you don't have to leave your house on game days, don't. "It was really crazy," she said. "The sheer amount of traffic was really, just, annoying. " But in 1996, after the neighborhood successfully lobbied then-owner Peter O'Malley to shut the Scott Avenue gate, Keller said things in her mostly residential neighborhood west of the stadium improved a lot. Without an entry point, game traffic started to fade away and before long there was new game-day wisdom in the neighborhood: If you need to get into or out of the area, head to Scott Avenue.