January 20, 2007
So the Dodgers will have all-you-can-eat seats in the right-field bleachers. What have we come to? Has the team gone from caring about on-base percentage to obese percentage? Will we check fans for the most plate appearances? Is this the start of the seventh-inning stretch marks? PAUL FEINSINGER Agoura HIlls So the Dodgers won't give me 100 hot dogs if I ask for them at the right-field pavilion snack bar? What if Takeru Kobayashi asks for 50? MARK VITALI Hacienda Heights In unrelated news, the Union 76 gas station in the Dodger Stadium parking lot announced that it will be offering angioplasty services next season.
June 2, 1994 |
The Place: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 224-1400. Atmosphere: A mixture of rabid Dodgers fans and people who think going to a baseball game is no different than going to the park with your friends. Constantly moving food hawkers yell "Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs!" over intermittent deafening crowd cheers.
June 12, 2012 |
When I met with Dodgers President Stan Kasten on Monday, I told him what a great guy I was. I see no reason not to accentuate the positive. I told him in the past when I received email from fans complaining about stadium experiences gone sour I would pass them on to the team to get fixed. If fixed, I wouldn't make the complaint public. If not, I would. Kasten said I should do the same with him, "but don't overwhelm me with emails," he said. I took exception, a little surprised the Dodgers wouldn't want to address every complaint given the dramatic fall-off in attendance.
September 27, 2006
I can't tell you how happy the boys were to see me Tuesday. It's kind of my job I guess to tell you, but they do such a good job of hiding their feelings, but the important thing is we won, we won. As easy as it was -- our heroes taking all the mystery out of the outcome -- it was going to be difficult to pick on any of them. So I thought I'd take this chance to pick on you.
April 1, 2008 |
No. 50 started with No. 4. He appeared from behind a blue outfield wall, walked carefully across the deep green grass, startled huge cheers from a stunned Dodger Stadium crowd. Then, halfway to second base, he stopped, and so did our hearts. Duke Snider had returned to center field. Fifty years after they arrived, the Dodgers are returning to Los Angeles.
November 4, 2011
I always enjoy seeing that old 1958 photo of Walter Alston riding in the Edsel down Broadway in the welcoming parade. Hey, why don't we get that Edsel out of mothballs and present it to Frank McCourt for his drive back to Boston? It's the least we can do to show our appreciation. Andrew M. Weiss Playa del Rey :: Bud Selig, please learn from your mistakes: No leveraged sales. No corporations as owners. No real estate developers as owners. No unemployed owners. Find us an owner who has proven to be a smart business person with their own money.
September 3, 2010
The two happiest days for the team with Manny Ramirez: The day they obtain him. The day they get rid of him. Ron Tom Pasadena "End of the Manny era"? Give it a rest — 173 games over a three-year period does not an era make. Jerry Baruch Los Angeles :: Good riddance, Manny, this is our town! Bob Martinez Glendale :: Most Dodgers fans will miss Manny, as will I. He brought excitement to Chavez Ravine.
March 28, 2012 |
For now, we can dream. We can look at the incoming Dodgers ownership group that will be fronted by Magic Johnson, run by Stan Kasten and principally funded by billionaire investment manager Mark Walter as a blank canvas to project our hopes for the team that used to be the single common thread running through a sprawling and diverse city. Yes, we once thought of Frank McCourt's purchase of the Dodgers that way, figuring nothing could be worse than the stingy, tone-deaf reign of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
October 17, 2009
Dear Frank and Jamie: Would you mind putting off all the ugly accusations, recriminations and posturing by attack-dog attorneys until after our team tries to win the World Series? We'd all appreciate it. Keep in mind who the other children of this divorce are. And, by the way, we don't want to have to go to two Dodger Stadiums when this is over. Dave Stuart, Westlake Village To all of you blue-clad visitors who tried to turn Petco Park into your house, don't expect any sympathy from Padres fans on the impending McCourt divorce.
August 22, 2010 |
Matt Kemp has a problem, one as big as his own half-hearted play at times and inability to hit an outside pitch — his agent Dave Stewart . Stewart suggested recently Kemp might be better off playing somewhere else, and while most Dodgers fans have stuck by an inconsistent Kemp, here's what Stewart thinks about Dodgers fans. "Do you think for one moment I care about the town of L.A. or the fans there?" Stewart wrote in an e-mail to Page 2. No idea what Stewart has against L.A. because he was known in his time here to just pick someone off the street and immediately befriend them.