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Could Julio Urias be the new Fernando Valenzuela for Dodgers in September?

latimes.com — ESPN had just turned 1. Baseball America had not yet been born. The Futures Game was decades away. This September marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most auspicious debuts in major league history, when the Dodgers called up a Mexican prodigy from double A, a 19-year-old left-hander polished and poised beyond his years, and started his career in the bullpen.
Aug 29, 2015

35 years later, could another Mexican left-hander take LA by storm in September? lat.ms/1ho5ukM #Dodgers

Aug 29, 2015

Also in column: LA 2024 could mean Olympics at Dodger Stadium, if ... lat.ms/1ho5ukM #Dodgers

Dodgers' Vin Scully to return in 2016

baltimoresun.com — It's time for Dodger baseball without Vin Scully? Not yet, to the relief and gratitude of Los Angeles. Scully, the Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced Friday he would return in 2016. The season will be his 67th as the voice of the Dodgers.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw adds Cubs to his growing fan club in 4-1 win

latimes.com — Clayton Kershaw is 27, and already it is difficult to find something he has not done in his career. Most valuable player? Got one. Cy Young? Got three. Best earned-run average in the major leagues? Four years running. Lead the major leagues in strikeouts? That would be new.

Do some stats suggest Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is below average?

latimes.com — The Dodgers have benched rookie center fielder Joc Pederson, who batted .169 in July and is batting .114 in August. The team had stuck with him for weeks, even as his offensive performance dropped, citing his outstanding defense. However, according to a variety of statistics available on the Fangraphs website, Pederson's defense ranks below average among major league center fielders.

Dodgers' Vin Scully to return in 2016

orlandosentinel.com — It's time for Dodger baseball without Vin Scully? Not yet, to the relief and gratitude of Los Angeles. Scully, the Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced Friday he would return in 2016. The season will be his 67th as the voice of the Dodgers.

Dodgers' Vin Scully to return in 2016

chicagotribune.com — It's time for Dodger baseball without Vin Scully? Not yet, to the relief and gratitude of Los Angeles. Scully, the Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced Friday he would return in 2016. The season will be his 67th as the voice of the Dodgers.

Dodgers' Vin Scully to return in 2016

latimes.com — It's time for Dodger baseball without Vin Scully? Not yet, to the relief and gratitude of Los Angeles. Scully, the Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced Friday he would return in 2016. The season will be his 67th as the voice of the Dodgers.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @latimes: Vin Scully to return in 2016, his 67th season broadcasting Dodgers games lat.ms/1Ks36W6

Aug 28, 2015

RT @latimes: Vin Scully to return in 2016, his 67th season broadcasting Dodgers games lat.ms/1Ks36W6

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Barry Bonds loses collusion case against MLB

baltimoresun.com — Barry Bonds has lost his collusion grievance against Major League Baseball. Bonds could not find a job after the 2007 season, in which he hit 28 home runs and led the league with a .480 on-base percentage. In November 2007, he was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice after telling a federal grand jury he had not knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

Barry Bonds loses collusion case against MLB

latimes.com — Barry Bonds has lost his collusion grievance against Major League Baseball. Bonds could not find a job after the 2007 season, in which he hit 28 home runs and led the league with a .480 on-base percentage. In November 2007, he was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice after telling a federal grand jury he had not knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

Derek Jeter on playing in Angel Stadium: 'Half the stadium is Yankee fans'

latimes.com — In two decades as a major-league star, Derek Jeter developed a well-earned reputation for avoiding controversial remarks. In his first year of retirement, the New York Yankees icon founded the Players' Tribune -- "the voice of the athlete," as he puts it. Jeter posted a mailbag on the site Thursday, in which he avoided controversial remarks.
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Aug 30, 2015

@jamesjesterton @molly_knight @Dodgers Catch-22: A la carte means fewer viewers, which means advertisers pay less and ad revenue declines.

Aug 29, 2015

@jamesjesterton @molly_knight @HerbieVerstinks how much would you pay per month? A la carte would be a LOT more than $5.

Aug 29, 2015

@johnstodder @HerbieVerstinks @molly_knight Not all of those fans could switch to TWC or Charter, but many could.

Aug 29, 2015

@elysianparkball @molly_knight What if so few customers have left that you're not sure the ones that remain want SNLA enough to pay for it?

Aug 29, 2015

@elysianparkball @molly_knight Would you let a third party dictate how much you pay for something you buy?

Aug 29, 2015

@scareduck @molly_knight Which is going to be a huge problem for Charter. It's less taking a bath and more taking a deluge.


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