Letters to Sports: Dodger misery within the midst of excellent season

Might there be a extra adverse headline and pointless column than this one by Dylan Hernández? “They better win World Series this year, or be forgotten.” Who desires to learn this pathetic excuse for a narrative? What precisely is the purpose of such a downer after we Dodger followers are completely having fun with this season? Disgrace on Hernández and the L.A. Occasions for the waste of area. I’m able to neglect Hernández, not the Dodgers.

Peggy Jo Abraham
Santa Monica

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It’s uncanny how Dylan Hernández can report on the Dodgers’ sweep of the Padres and switch it right into a story of gloom and doom.

Birthday events on the Hernández residence have to be a riot.

Ray McKown
Torrance

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I’m trying ahead to studying a contrite column by Dylan Hernández after he known as the West Coast residence of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet “Port Loser.” And for his sake, I hope he writes that apology earlier than he meets any Marines at one in all his favourite watering holes.

Rhys Thomas
Valley Glen

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The rationale the Dodgers have however one championship regardless of their domination of the Nationwide League for a number of years is attributable to at least one factor: Dave Roberts’ poor pitching choices within the playoffs. Video games 2 and seven of the 2017 World Sequence. Recreation 5 in opposition to the Nationals in 2019 when he foolishly allowed Kershaw, who had allowed 28 homers that yr, to pitch to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto within the eighth inning of a 3-1 sport. Final yr he burned out his aces earlier than the NLCS. Certain, he’s received a ton of video games through the common season, however it means nothing when all of it comes down to at least one resolution within the playoffs.

Mike Schaller
Temple Metropolis

Switch portal dangers

Chip Kelly is the luckiest man alive. The switch portal was tailor made for this lazy, living-off-his-past-accomplishments soccer coach.

Wouldn’t one suppose that switch portal gamers current way more of an unknown and can lead to a lot much less of a cohesive unit than home-grown gamers who spent years in this system would? His personal fifth-year seniors are proof of that.

He now runs a mercenary program.

Allan Kandel
Los Angeles

Serena Williams’ unrealized potential

Serena Williams has created one other media circus, this time by asserting her potential retirement from tennis. She is unlikely to surpass Margaret Courtroom’s document and win one other grand slam, even in opposition to the present mediocre girls’s subject. Though her legacy of excellence is cemented in tennis historical past, her on-court outbursts and self-serving habits may also be remembered. Serena … you could possibly have been a lot extra.

Harris Levey
Venice

Lack of fairness or enchantment?

Complaining a few lack of “pay equity” implies that somebody is being paid unfairly. The story on the WNBA’s journey to “pay equity” by no means explains what’s inequitable with present WNBA salaries. Merely being paid lower than abroad feminine gamers or NBA gamers doesn’t make the state of affairs inequitable. Extra established leagues with far higher revenues are capable of pay their gamers extra money. If followers don’t wish to attend video games or watch them on TV in massive sufficient numbers to generate the revenues essential to pay greater WNBA salaries, then the gamers (and the sportswriters masking them) can not justifiably say there’s a lack of fairness. There’s merely a scarcity of enchantment.

Gerry Swider
Sherman Oaks

Play or don’t play

After this newest Kevin Durant saga, I believe the primary NBA GM who tells a spoiled entitled participant, ”You signed a contract with us. Play or don’t play. We aren’t buying and selling you. By the best way, we aren’t paying you for companies not rendered,” needs to be instantly named NBA Government of the Yr.

Steve Briseno
Mission Viejo

Various opinions

It’s applicable for the NBA to retire Invoice Russell’s jersey, however why wait till he’s useless to do it? The NBA ought to have executed it whereas he was alive so he may have loved the gesture!

I can consider others who’re worthy of that honor, together with [Jerry] West and [Michael] Jordan. Present them the esteem through which they’re held now.

Ray McKown
Torrance

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So the NBA is completely retiring Invoice Russell’s No. 6 leaguewide. Nevertheless, present gamers already sporting No. 6 can be grandfathered and may proceed to put on it. One other LeBron James particular rule/exception? Hopefully he’ll step up … present some class … and swap again to his authentic quantity in honor of one of many best to ever play the sport. If he does, I’m certain some other participant presently sporting No. 6 will observe alongside.

Richard Whorton
Studio Metropolis

This and that

Aaron Rodgers, who grew up in a Sacramento valley farming city, makes use of a hallucinogen and he has not violated the NFL’s drug coverage. An city dude smokes a joint and he’s thought-about an outlaw. Appears Rodgers’ expertise to flee issues will not be restricted to the pocket.

Mario Valvo
Ventura

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They will signal large free brokers, they’ll get Tatis again on the sector, however the Padres won’t ever win with out one elementary change: They need to do away with these brown and mustard yellow uniforms. I recommend teal, good for a workforce by the ocean.

Invoice Nuss
Brentwood

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