March 21, 1992
Ross Newhan says (March 9): "Ryne Sandberg's $30.5-million contract, an astounding deal for a second baseman who doesn't run and has lost range, according to many scouts . . . " All I can say is: Thank God that Fred Claire didn't go after Sandberg. Can you imagine the instability a Ryne Sandberg would bring to the Dodger infield? LLOYD LEWIS Los Angeles
June 15, 1991
Jim Murray is always entertaining and usually accurate in his reporting. However, with regard to his column on baseball expansion (June 9), he writes: "It's illuminating to reflect that only two expansion teams have ever made it to the World Series--the Mets and the Padres." I'd like to remind him of the Kansas City Royals, who lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1980 World Series and beat St. Louis in the 1985 World Series. LLOYD LEWIS, Los Angeles
January 23, 1993
Congratulations to the Clippers on another well-played victory over their cross-town rivals. But please, Clipper fans, no more of these absurd comparisons to the Lakers. Not until you at least reach the NBA finals a few times, and then, only after you've won three or four titles should you even think about such things. Look at all the times that the Angels swept the Dodgers in the Freeway Series over the years. No one would seriously think of comparing them. Since the 1970-71 season (the year the Clippers were born as the Buffalo Braves)
January 31, 1989
Social historian and author Arthur Weinberg, probably best known for his biographical works on legendary attorney Clarence Darrow, died Saturday at a Chicago hospital. He was 73. Weinberg wrote "Attorney for the Damned," an anthology of Darrow's greatest case summations, in 1957; it was on the New York Times best-seller list for 19 weeks. He also co-authored with his wife, Lila, six other works of nonfiction, including "Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel" in 1980.
January 1, 1992 |
After the release of director Martin Scorsese's thriller "Cape Fear," Juliette Lewis, whose impromptu seduction scene with Robert De Niro was the kind that makes young careers, many wondered if she would ever work with such top talent again. After all, the next movie the 18-year-old actress shot, a small independent called "That Night," co-starring pretty-boy C. Thomas Howell, is patiently awaiting a release date from Warner Bros. But in late November, when Woody Allen was having creative clashes with British actress Emily Lloyd on his new untitled film, he dropped Lloyd for Lewis, even though the swap meant some extensive re-shooting.