Letters: Dodgers followers don’t love flocking to Peacock

As a longtime Dodger fan who suffered by way of the years the place Dodger TV broadcasts weren’t accessible, final Sunday was the straw that broke the camel’s again. I pay good cash to my supplier in order that I’ve entry to SportsNet LA in order that I can watch each regular-season recreation. (I do know that there are a couple of video games throughout the season which can be telecast on ESPN, Fox and YouTube which can be accessible to me). At the moment I wakened and turned on the tv anticipating to observe the Dodger-Marlins recreation solely to search out that it was solely accessible on Peacock. Who had that vivid thought to squeeze a couple of further bucks out of loyal Dodger followers who don’t have, don’t need and don’t want Peacock? Suffice it to say that I’m upset and really feel taken benefit of. I’m not going to subscribe to a different service that I don’t have to get one Dodger recreation a yr. I really feel just like the Dodgers and SNLA ought to take higher care of loyal followers.

Stuart Benjamin
Toluca Lake

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SportsNet ought to be required to have an asterisk once they say “ we always bet on our boys in blue” claiming they broadcast the entire Dodger video games. The asterisk ought to say “except when they are blacked out and only shown on Peacock or Amazon Prime or Fox or ESPN.”

Ira M. Friedman
Beverly Hills

Dangerous Lux

As quickly as a brief pop fly comes off the bat of any Dodger opponent, irrespective of the place he’s positioned Gavin Lux jets to the outfield looking for a catch. Regardless of that the forward-moving outfielders have higher views and angles as to the place the ball is headed. He’s consistently risking an damage from a collision and sometimes peels off late inflicting the outfielders to tug up brief and having the ball drop in. He seemingly brought on the Dodgers the latest Met sequence by spooking Mookie Betts. That’s what I name having a low baseball IQ.

Allan Kandel
Los Angeles

Opting out

The Pac-12 set the opening recreation for UCLA in opposition to the mighty Bowling Inexperienced group for 11:30 a.m. Temperatures will probably be within the excessive 90s. Whereas we now have season tickets on the “shady side” of the stadium, with this early begin the shade wouldn’t are available in for 2 hours or extra. Thus, I needed to go on the sport. How can video games in September get set within the warmth of the day? Hardly a marquee recreation, a 7 p.m. begin would carry in additional followers. Disgrace on the Pac-12 and UCLA.

Craig A. Horowitz
Santa Monica

Sport-day assist

With all the brand new soccer gamers on the Trojan squad this season, USC ought to resume printing a recreation program for buy on the Coliseum.

David Marshall
Santa Monica

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Received a great chortle studying Occasions sportswriter J. Brady McCollough’s summation of how USC quarterback Caleb Williams is primed for a Heisman run. Missed one vital issue. Williams wants to provide an enormous shout-out to the schedule maker, who of their infinite knowledge “forgot” to place Oregon or Washington on the Trojan schedule for the second consecutive yr, but someway discovered a spot for soccer powerhouses Rice, Fresno State and Oregon State. The various latest down years will need to have erased USC’s soccer reminiscence. They need to have realized a very long time in the past that if you wish to compete on a nationwide stage, you gotta play the massive boys.

Marty Zweben
Palos Verdes Estates

Serenity for Williams

As all of us have fun or sadly say goodbye to the good Serena Williams, I can’t assist however want her to grow to be an important in lots of features of life. Her standing as considered one of, if not the best participant of all time is properly deserved. As she approaches her final U.S. Open competitors, I can’t assist however want she by no means had that horrible meltdown when she was defeated by Naomi Osaka for the U.S. Open title. One can’t assist however surprise if the response helped to wreck the younger Osaka and contribute to her emotional difficulties with the sport. That incident so upset me on the time. … I suppose it nonetheless lingers.

Right here’s hoping that the long run will probably be better nonetheless for each Naomi and the superb legend Serena Williams.

Richard Derk
Thousand Oaks

Acquainted scenario

Cease blaming Russell Westbrook for the failure of the Laker group final yr. The issue was Anthony Davis not being there and LeBron James being harm many of the yr. Additionally the supporting solid was largely stuffed with older, slower veterans. Westbrook began extra video games than anybody else on the group final season and appeared within the beginning lineup in 78 video games whereas nobody else reached 60 video games within the beginning lineup. He additionally performed 539 minutes, greater than every other participant on the group, and he tried to regulate his taking part in type to the group and training. Since he was the one one constantly there he was blamed for the shortage of success.

The Lakers have to play the following couple of years with the present ‘stars’ on their present contracts and work now to rebuild. Cease giving freely first-round draft picks. We’ve got no first-round picks till 2027 and 2029, and there may be speak about giving these away. After all different groups need our future draft picks, they are going to be very excessive as a result of constantly poor groups we may have till 2030. The Dodgers’ success is as a result of mixture of getting key stars and an important farm system. The Angels’ failure within the final decade is because of getting older stars who get harm and no farm system. What does the present Lakers scenario resemble?

Marty Meltzer
Reseda

Honest play

I feel sufficient time has elapsed. I respect that there have been crucial social/political/civic points that warranted information protection, nonetheless, it’s time to carry again the “Sports section” to the Los Angeles Occasions. Don’t we true sports activities followers deserve our personal separate part that we will pull out and browse after we first decide up our paper? The leisure fanatics have their Calendar part. We demand equal entry.

Kelvin D. Filer
Compton

Getting older legacy

I noticed your part entitled “Lakers at 75” on Sunday and instantly thought it was in regards to the common age of the present gamers.

Bruce Lindsay
Whittier

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