February 18, 2008 |
It's a gorgeous midwinter Saturday in Southern California, perfect for hiking or kite flying or any other outdoor activity, but Tommy Hawkins is happily cooped up inside a darkened studio in Long Beach, oblivious to the weather outside. He says there's no other place he would rather be.
April 1, 1995
In last Sunday's Times, sports editor Bill Dwyre asserted that the criteria for "quality journalism" are "accuracy, fairness, distrust and cynicism." Unfortunately, it appears that The Times has chosen to emphasize cynicism and distrust over accuracy and fairness at the expense of the readers. The Dodgers remain hopeful that the parties will soon reach an agreement and that the strike will end in time for the Dodgers to begin the season with their current 40-man roster. However, if the dispute does not end soon, and the alternative to playing is no baseball at all, the Dodgers will play and make baseball available to the 73% of fans who, in a recent poll, indicated that they want to watch professional baseball, even if the 40-man roster does not return to play.
July 31, 1993
So Eric Davis thinks of himself as a "humorous type of guy." This overpaid malcontent is struggling to hit .230 and has nothing better to do with his free time than be party to injuring innocent fans with illegal fireworks. Gee, Eric, you're a laugh a minute. CHARLES R. TERRILL Burbank Just finished Monday's story about Eric Davis, Vince Coleman and fireworks. It is heartwarming to see one paranoid loser come to the defense of another. Eric says he's a humorous guy. I agree--especially when he's in the batter's box. WILLIAM KEANE Port Hueneme I find it funny when a guy gets his leg caught in a mechanical tarp before a big game.
May 24, 1989 |
Sparked by Damon Hubbart's two-run single and Troy Kopp's three-run home run, Mission Viejo High School scored five runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to defeat Santa Ana, 12-11, in a Southern Section 4-A second-round game at Santa Ana. After the Diablos took a 12-8 lead in the top of the seventh, they had to hold off Santa Ana after shortstop Octavio Medina hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 12-11....
December 5, 1987
Steve Brener's resignation is like all the other recent notables who have left the organization in the last decade--it's an opportunity for the Dodgers' competitors to beat them with the people they have groomed and then discarded. KEITH H. KARPE Laguna Niguel
November 26, 1987 |
Tommy Hawkins, new vice president of communications for the Dodgers, reflected on his various pursuits and professions and described himself as a "cosmic functionary, a person you don't confine or censor, a doer, a workaholic." The galactic simile seems appropriate, since the Dodger front office has experienced a Big Bang of sorts. "These are very tumultuous times," one club executive said.