FROM Bill Shaikin
Dodger Manager Don Mattingly's Out With Don Mattingly as manager of the Dodgers, they haven't won a National League pennant or a trip to the World Series, but they have won three straight Western Division titles. That's a rare feat, but Mattingly won't be around to try to do even better next year, as we hear from Bill Shaikin, who covers the team for the LA Times .
Dodger Blues First pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine is Saturday evening, when they’ll play the Angels in a spring training matchup. They’ll start the season on Monday for the official home opener against the Padres. But most fans who want to see the game on TV will again be out of luck because of continuing drama beyond the stadium.
When Will the Rest of LA Get to Watch the Dodgers from Home? The Dodgers have emerged from bankruptcy in the Frank McCourt era with a team that shows signs of being a contender. But a substantial number of Major League Baseball's most loyal fans won't be able to watch them on TV. They have a new 24/7 Channel called SportsNet LA , bought by Time Warner for $8.35 billion over 25 years, but most of the LA market doesn't have Time Warner TV.
LA Dodgers Are Number One...in Spending Money The Major League Baseball season begins on Monday and the first exhibition game in newly renovated Dodger Stadium is getting under way tonight. We get a preview of the upcoming season and the new look at Dodger Stadium, renovated to emphasize fan comfort, Dodger Blue and Restroom Green.
Dodgers Buyer Buzz Peter O'Malley, whose father brought the Dodgers to Los Angeles, has told the LA Times he'll be part of a bid for the team, the stadium and the parking lots now that Frank McCourt has agreed that they be auctioned off. O'Malley spoke with the LA Times, whose baseball writer is Bill Shaikin.
Frank McCourt Leaning toward a Sale Today's Los Angeles Times , citing unnamed sources, reports that Frank McCourt may be forced to sell the Dodgers. The price could be a record one billion dollars. Bill Shaikin wrote the story.
Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt Files for Bankruptcy The Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy as Frank McCourt tries to head off Major League Baseball's effort to take over the team. Bill Shaikin is baseball columnist for the Los Angeles Times .
McCourts File Dueling Motions regarding the Dodgers There's a new chapter in the saga of Frank and Jamie McCourt. She wants to sell the Dodgers. He doesn't. Yesterday and today, they exchanged court filings on whether she has any right to interfere with a deal he claims will give him a chance to make payroll before the end of the month. Bill Shaikin is baseball columnist for the Los Angeles Times .
New Management in Chavez Ravine Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig dropped the other shoe on Frank McCourt today, appointing the former president of the Texas Rangers to oversee day-to-day operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tom Schieffer was also Ambassador to Japan and Australia when George W. Bush was President.
The Dodgers Beef Up Stadium Security Giants fan Bryan Stow remains in a medically-induced coma with possible brain damage after the brutal beating he suffered during the Dodgers' home-opening series. As the team returns tonight for another home stand, the LA Police Department will be present in substantial and visible numbers. Bill Shaikin is a baseball columnist for the LA Times .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?