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Letters: Trevor Bauer curse? Dodgers fans not so sure



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Invoice Plaschke factors to the signing of Trevor Bauer as a “curse” to the Dodgers and their poor, plagued, overmatched pitching employees.

So plagued that, going into final week, they boasted all 5 beginning pitchers with ERAs below 3.00 — the one employees in baseball that might make that declare.

Plaschke says that the signing of Freddie Freeman left the cabinets naked for the poor financially strapped Guggenheims. How may they anticipate to pay for an additional high quality pitcher?

The Guggenheims, financially strapped?

C’mon, man!

Steve Kaye


The one one that should be loving Plaschke’s concept of the “Bauer Curse” is Bauer himself. It provides him all the ability over the Dodgers’ destiny this season. I’m not shopping for it. The precise accountability lies with the crew’s administration. Like many occasions prior to now, I’m hoping they are going to handle the weaknesses and transfer to repair them. Let’s depart that different man out of the image — method out of it.

Laura Owen
Pacific Palisades


The Bauer curse? Oh, that’s wealthy! Remember to be careful for the boogeyman too.

Artwork Peck
Los Angeles

Going Bananas?

I do suppose baseball can use some improvements to hurry up the sport; however “Broadway meets baseball” because the Savannah Bananas’ coach termed it isn’t the way in which to go. It makes a mockery of the sport. A pitcher eradicating his pants to pitch or the crew performing some hip-hop strikes will not be the way in which to hurry up the sport, however merely gamers trying silly.

Mark Sherwin
Los Angeles

Teaching conundrum

I’ve learn that Mark Jackson, Adrian Griffin, Darvin Ham and Terry Stotts have all been listed as potential candidates for the Lakers head teaching job. These all look like worthy candidates, however I hope they’re sensible sufficient to grasp the job for which they’re making use of — Chief Scapegoat. It doesn’t matter for those who win the title in your first 12 months or make rational teaching choices. You’ll be getting into an inconceivable state of affairs wherein you’ll obtain no help, be undermined at each flip and confined by the strikes of clueless higher administration.

Scott Grieve

Isn’t it ironic

It’s fairly ironic that on a day the sports activities part of The Instances devotes a narrative about an ex-coach (Benny Gallo) who refused to be vaccinated to guard each himself and his teammates, the entrance web page comprises a narrative headlined “COVID-19 Deaths Attain 1 Million in U.S.” Please don’t waste any extra of your treasured print area on individuals like this.

Jim Lawson
Santa Barbara


Mr. Gallo higher get used to promoting vehicles. He doesn’t should get his job again with the Nationals.

The lack of his job is the worth he ought to pay for his cussed head-in-the-sand view that nobody, be it his employer or the state, can require him to take steps to guard his co-workers or fellow residents.

That he selfishly values his “freedom” over the well-being of others is motive sufficient to keep away from him at a baseball sport or a automotive dealership.

Ray McKown


Benny Gallo is suing the Washington Nationals as a result of he misplaced his job refusing to be vaccinated based mostly on his religious Christian perception and the sanctity of his bodily physique.

Evangelicals akin to Gallo at all times appear to overlook the one Bible phrase that’s above all … Love thy neighbor as thy self. Hey, Mr. Gallo, hope you lose your case, which is nothing in comparison with these tens of millions of people that misplaced their lives to this horrible pandemic.

Andy Mariani
San Pedro

Maddon-ing Angels

To all you avid Angels followers (and you recognize who you might be) who’re anxious over the prospects of the one that you love crew, I’ve a message.

The straightforward truth is you’re not more likely to win any championships anyway, not with the “Mad Professor” on the helm.

I do know from first-hand remark that Joe Maddon will discover extra methods to frustrate the viewers and perplex the consultants.

Yeah, I do know, I’ve heard all of the arguments and sure he was on the bench when the Cubs received their solely World Collection in 80 years. But it surely wasn’t from lack of making an attempt that he nearly blew it.

So long as Uncle Joe thinks he’s smarter and extra savvy than anybody else, he’ll have you ever on the sting of your seat questioning how he ever got here up with the worst transfer on the worst potential time. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Bob Ory
Elgin, Sick.

Kings’ shut name

The Kings’ loss in Sport 7 was a case of the coed outcoaching the mentor. Whereas initially the choice to set the sport cadence throughout the first interval to at least one favoring the Kings (gradual and methodical) was working, as soon as the Oilers took the lead, the Kings wanted to desert that tactic and get aggressive. As a substitute, aside from a short flurry to start out the third interval, the Kings thereafter regarded like a boxer who is aware of he’s overwhelmed, however hangs in there, simply wanting to not get KO’d.

Bruce Miller
Playa del Rey


Kudos to the L.A. Kings, coach Todd McLellan and their complete teaching employees. The crew far exceeded any expectations of the media and “educated’’ consultants. The crew fought by way of accidents that disadvantaged them of the center of their protection.

With a plethora of extremely expert younger prospects, the longer term seems vivid. Maybe a pickup of an out there defenseman may propel them into Stanley Cup rivalry. Wait till subsequent 12 months!

Ephraim A. Moxson
Los Angeles

Fowler flop

Rickie Fowler says he’s undecided on whether or not or to not leap ship and be part of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. As a result of the PGA Tour ”might be higher.” Fowler has been on the Tour since 2009. He has received 5 occasions in 13 years. No majors. His internet value is near $20 million, he’s 33 years outdated and the Tour might be higher to him? Sounds fairly good to me!

Steve Briseno
Mission Viejo

Not being synthetic

The brand new L.A. Chargers coaching facility in El Segundo may have three soccer fields full with actual grass. In a state with a serious water scarcity can we afford to permit the Chargers to have actual grass? In spite of everything, they play on AstroTurf at SoFi and different stadiums across the nation. Why can’t they apply on AstroTurf?

Andy Trabin
San Pedro

Switch points

Studying concerning the newest athlete to switch to USC (Jordan Addison) obtained me to questioning how quickly the NCAA will institute a draft, a la the professionals, with comparable guidelines and laws governing (controlling) transfers. It solely appears the following, most reasonable step within the transition of school sports activities from (supposed) amateurs to professionals.

I obtained an actual chuckle out of Addison’s reference to “scholar athletes.” I ponder what courses he’s taken to stay eligible?

John Snyder
Newbury Park


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