FROM Tom Hoffarth
Dodgers Are Back in LA: A Great Team with Image Problems Tomorrow, it's "Play Ball" for the first time this season in Chavez Ravine, as the Dodgers start a home stand against the Giants of San Francisco. But there are potential problems with safety, traffic congestion — and angry fans shut out by that exclusive deal with Time-Warner Cable. Are the Dodgers just all about money?
Rick Caruso and Joe Torre Want to Buy the Dodgers Another bid to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt. LA developer Rick Caruso—who created the Grove in LA’s Fairfax District and Glendale’s Americana at Brand—has joined forces with Joe Torre, who managed the Dodgers after taking the Yankees to four World Serious championships.
Monitor Moves In as Dodgers' McCourt Wails the Blues Yesterday, LA sports reporters were waiting to hear from Thomas Schieffer, the lawyer and former Texas Rangers' executive sent by Major League Baseball to take over management of the Dodgers. But Schieffer delayed his news conference when word came that the Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt had announced a competing news conference in New York. Tom Hoffarth is a sports writer for the Daily News .
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