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July 13, 2002
Regarding Bill Plaschke's July 7 column: As a longtime Dodger fan, I don't love it that Dave Roberts, Cesar Izturis, Eric Gagne (and this year Paul Lo Duca) make minimal salaries. It's unfair. I would like to suggest to Kevin Brown, Darren Dreifort and whoever else is collecting money and not playing, take a page from Ted Williams' book. He insisted on a 30% pay cut when he had a bad year. I think Kevin and Darren would show a lot of class if they each asked the Dodgers to pay them a million or two less for this year, with the condition that it be instead added to the productive players' salaries.
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December 12, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin
As Frank and Jamie McCourt keep low profiles, another player in the Dodgers' divorce drama made an unusual public appearance halfway around the world. In a twist that has Frank McCourt threatening legal action, the driver with whom he alleges Jamie McCourt had an affair met this week with a Taiwanese legislator interested in strengthening ties with the Dodgers. Jeff Fuller presented a Dodgers jacket and an autographed baseball from Manager Joe Torre to Sen. Justin Chou. In turn, Chou invited Jamie McCourt to visit Taiwan.
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December 12, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin
As Frank and Jamie McCourt keep low profiles, another player in the Dodgers' divorce drama made an unusual public appearance halfway around the world. In a twist that has Frank McCourt threatening legal action, the driver with whom he alleges Jamie McCourt had an affair met this week with a Taiwanese legislator interested in strengthening ties with the Dodgers. Jeff Fuller presented a Dodgers jacket and an autographed baseball from Manager Joe Torre to Sen. Justin Chou. In turn, Chou invited Jamie McCourt to visit Taiwan.
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June 2, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Before the Dodgers came west from Brooklyn, N.Y., Irving Zeiger was the guy who mailed in a deposit check for season tickets, eventually securing front-row seats at Dodger Stadium for 43 years. In 2005, four new rows were installed in front of his seats. Moving up to the seats right behind the dugout would have cost Zeiger an additional $100,000. Instead, he was the guy who staged a protest nobody saw by keeping the same seats but refusing to attend the home opener.
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October 14, 2000
Kevin Malone has been tried and found guilty of "bad general managing" by the most persuasive court in the land: the court of public opinion. Why has no one meted out the sentence: Tarred and feathered and dumped beyond the city limits? STEPHEN SCHEFF Valencia How do you turn the Dodgers around? Two words: Lou Piniella. And if he can't get along with Kevin Malone--fire Malone! PAUL FULLER Palm Desert Hey, Dodger fans, calm down. The team finished in second place in the West, and is only a fourth and fifth starter away from the World Series.
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October 31, 1998
Why is it that every time some military-type manager institutes a dress code, it always means no facial hair? Why doesn't anyone ever demand all beards, instead of no beards? Does new Dodger Manager Dave Johnson actually have some evidence that batting averages are inversely proportional to beard weight? Or is he simply one more power freak who thinks everyone should look like him? The Dodgers should have hired Davey Lopes, but frankly, 40 years after my first trip to the Coliseum, I don't care anymore.
SPORTS
January 24, 2004
I'm so impressed by the acquisition of Juan Encarnacion, Bubba Trammell and Jeremy Giambi, I'd like to make the same prediction for the Dodgers that many optimistic fans made for the Lakers when they signed Gary Payton and Karl Malone: They might win 70 games this year. Ben Browdy Los Angeles I'm a Dodger season-ticket holder on the field level. I would love to upgrade to the Dugout Club, where the big shots like Rob Reiner and Paul Moyer sit. But, like Mr. McCourt, my assets are tied up in real estate (my house)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Before the Dodgers came west from Brooklyn, N.Y., Irving Zeiger was the guy who mailed in a deposit check for season tickets, eventually securing front-row seats at Dodger Stadium for 43 years. In 2005, four new rows were installed in front of his seats. Moving up to the seats right behind the dugout would have cost Zeiger an additional $100,000. Instead, he was the guy who staged a protest nobody saw by keeping the same seats but refusing to attend the home opener.
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June 3, 1989
As a longtime Dodger fan, I've seen some changes in the game that have been hard to swallow--AstroTurf, the DH, Steve Sax in pinstripes. . . . And now, the Padres printed in boldface in The Los Angeles Times baseball standings. What a sellout. ANTHONY MORETTI Lomita Editor's note: Not anymore. The use of boldface type for team names in the standings has been discontinued.
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February 20, 1999
As a longtime Dodger fan, I am fed up with all of the crying and moaning about Rupert Murdoch and the loss of Dodger tradition. The Dodgers left us fans with a tradition of suffering with years of Tommy Lasorda and becoming a .500 team. I suggest as we near the start of a new season that a new tradition begin. May 1999 be the year that all true-blue Dodger fans stay for all nine innings and may we pass that on to our children. JOE CASTILLO Lomita
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January 24, 2004
I'm so impressed by the acquisition of Juan Encarnacion, Bubba Trammell and Jeremy Giambi, I'd like to make the same prediction for the Dodgers that many optimistic fans made for the Lakers when they signed Gary Payton and Karl Malone: They might win 70 games this year. Ben Browdy Los Angeles I'm a Dodger season-ticket holder on the field level. I would love to upgrade to the Dugout Club, where the big shots like Rob Reiner and Paul Moyer sit. But, like Mr. McCourt, my assets are tied up in real estate (my house)
SPORTS
July 13, 2002
Regarding Bill Plaschke's July 7 column: As a longtime Dodger fan, I don't love it that Dave Roberts, Cesar Izturis, Eric Gagne (and this year Paul Lo Duca) make minimal salaries. It's unfair. I would like to suggest to Kevin Brown, Darren Dreifort and whoever else is collecting money and not playing, take a page from Ted Williams' book. He insisted on a 30% pay cut when he had a bad year. I think Kevin and Darren would show a lot of class if they each asked the Dodgers to pay them a million or two less for this year, with the condition that it be instead added to the productive players' salaries.
SPORTS
October 14, 2000
Kevin Malone has been tried and found guilty of "bad general managing" by the most persuasive court in the land: the court of public opinion. Why has no one meted out the sentence: Tarred and feathered and dumped beyond the city limits? STEPHEN SCHEFF Valencia How do you turn the Dodgers around? Two words: Lou Piniella. And if he can't get along with Kevin Malone--fire Malone! PAUL FULLER Palm Desert Hey, Dodger fans, calm down. The team finished in second place in the West, and is only a fourth and fifth starter away from the World Series.
SPORTS
October 31, 1998
Why is it that every time some military-type manager institutes a dress code, it always means no facial hair? Why doesn't anyone ever demand all beards, instead of no beards? Does new Dodger Manager Dave Johnson actually have some evidence that batting averages are inversely proportional to beard weight? Or is he simply one more power freak who thinks everyone should look like him? The Dodgers should have hired Davey Lopes, but frankly, 40 years after my first trip to the Coliseum, I don't care anymore.
SPORTS
October 10, 1992
As a longtime Dodger fan and season ticket-holder, I am tired of the fickle L.A. fans and the bad-news sports media at this paper turning one year into a history of the ball club. To continually lambaste an organization that has consistently fielded a competitive team because of one year's poor showing indicates either a complete lack of knowledge or a very spoiled L.A. attitude. To the people who say "I used to be a Dodger fan," I say, "You never were." GLENNA FORD, Santa Paula
SPORTS
November 11, 2000
Kevin Malone, committed to making the Dodgers a playoff contender with a $100-million payroll, dumps Davey Johnson, who had the highest winning percentage among active managers, in favor of breaking in a rookie manager with a mediocre minor league record? Perhaps Malone should follow the example of George W. Bush, who ran the Texas Rangers without any success (once trading Sammy Sosa) and choose another profession. DAVID TRIBBLE Long Beach The Dodgers may very well catch lightning in a bottle by hiring Jim Tracy as their new manager.
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