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The Letter: Dodgers Fans Don't Like Crowding Peacocks

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As a longtime Dodgers fan who suffered through the years when Dodgers TV broadcasts were unavailable, last Sunday was a straw that broke a camel’s back. Pay the provider a good amount of money so you can visit SportsNet LA to watch every regular his season game. (I know there are several games in season airing on ESPN, Fox and YouTube that I have access to). Today I woke up and turned on the TV in hopes of watching the Dodgers vs. Marlins game, only to find that it was only available at the Peacock. Who had the brilliant idea of ​​squeezing a few extra bucks out of a loyal Dodgers fan who doesn’t have, don’t want and need a Peacock? Suffice it to say. He’s not going to join another service that doesn’t require him to get one Dodgers game in a year. I think the Dodgers and his SNLA should take better care of their loyal fans.

Stuart Benjamin
Lake Toluca


SportsNet should put an asterisk when it claims to broadcast every Dodgers game and says, “We always bet on youth.” The asterisk should say “Unless they are blacked out and only visible on Peacock, Amazon Prime, Fox, or ESPN.”

Ira M. Friedman
beverly hills

bad lux

As soon as a short pop fly off a Dodgers opponent’s bat, Gavin Lux will be out in the outfield for a catch, no matter where he’s positioned. The advancing outfielder has a better view and angle of where the ball is going. He’s always at risk of injury from collisions, often stripping late, outfielders pulling up short, and the ball dropping in. That’s what I call low baseball IQ.

Alan Kandel
Los Angeles

opt out

Pac-12 set up UCLA’s opening game against a mighty Bowling Green team at 11:30 am. He has his ticket for the season on the ‘shady side’ of the stadium, but the shade won’t get him more than two hours at this early start. Therefore, I had to pass the game. How can the September game be ready for a hot day? Not exactly a marquee game. A 7pm start will attract more fans. Shame on Pac-12 and UCLA.

Craig A. Horowitz
santa monica

Match day help

With all the new soccer players joining the Trojan team this season, USC should resume printing game programs for purchase at the Coliseum.

David Marshall
santa monica


I laughed out loud when Times sportswriter J. Brady McCollough summarized how USC quarterback Caleb Williams is preparing for the Heisman run. You missed one important factor. Williams needs to give the schedule makers a shout out. For some reason football powerhouse Rice, Fresno State University, Oregon. The recession of the last few years must have erased memories of USC football. They should have learned long ago that if they want to compete on the national stage, they have to fight the big guys.

Marty Zweben
Palos Verdes Estates

Serenity for Williams

As we all congratulate and sadly say goodbye to the great Serena Williams, I wish her greatness in so many aspects of her life. If not, her status is well deserved. As she nears her final U.S. Open tournament, I wish she didn’t have the terrible meltdown she had when she lost the U.S. Open title to Naomi Osaka. I can’t help but wonder if it contributed to her emotional difficulties in the game. That incident made me very upset at the time. … I think we still have.

We wish the future even better for both Naomi and the amazing legend Serena Williams.

Richard Dark
Thousand Oaks

familiar situation

Stop blaming Russell Westbrook for the failure of the Lakers team last year. The problem is Anthony Davis wasn’t there and LeBron James was injured for most of the year. Also, the supporting cast was filled mostly with older, slower veterans.Last season, Westbrook appeared in more games than anyone on the team, making 78 appearances in the starting line-up, but in the starting line-up he was No player reached 60 games. He also played his 539 minutes more than any other player on the team and tried to match his style of play with the team and coaching. He was accused of not succeeding because he was the only one there consistently.

The Lakers need to work now to rebuild and play with their current “stars” on current contracts for years to come. There will be no first-round picks until 2027 and 2029, and there is talk of giving them away. The Dodgers’ success is due to a combination of key star acquisition and a good farm system. , and the lack of a farm system. What is the current state of the Lakers?

Marty Meltzer

fair play

I think enough time has passed. I appreciate there was a very important social/political/civil issue justifying news coverage, but it’s time to bring back the “sports section” in the Los Angeles Times. Don’t we deserve our own section that we can pull out and read when we first pick up the paper? Entertainment fanatics have a calendar section. We demand equal access.

Kelvin D. Filer

dilapidated legacy

I saw a section on Sunday titled “Lakers at 75” and immediately thought it was the average age of the current players.

Bruce Lindsay


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