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Dodgers shamed into keeping Nancy Bea and her organ

After she takes her frustrations to social media, and Bill Plaschke takes up the cause, the Dodgers pledge more respect.

Is Yasiel Puig Suddenly Expendable? Nah.

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

You would think that a lengthy stint on the disabled list would spare us from dopey columns about Yasiel Puig. And yet, here we are, watching L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke turn his palms toward the sky and ask, “Do the Dodgers even neeeeeeed Yasiel Puig???” Read more...

Letters: Dodgers still tangled up in cable

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After yet another column about not being able to watch the Dodgers on television ["Not on His Watch," April 1], I still must ask this question of Bill Plaschke: How can you justify forcing me to pay for something that you want?

Why I'm glad the Dodgers may be blacked out again this season

My colleagues Bill PlaschkeBill Shaikin and Meg James are reporting that for the second year in a row, Los Angeles Dodger games may be blacked out for TV viewers in Southern California, except for subscribers to Time Warner Cable....

Letters: Who's the real Kobe Bryant?

Great piece by Bill Plaschke about Kobe ["Open Season, Dec. 17]. I'd really noticed the changes in him as well, a far more vulnerable, candid and accessible human being. And I wondered if I was the only one to appreciate it, amid a relentless din of one-dimensional dimwits on sports talk...

Steve Sarkisian reacts to Ed Orgeron talking of possible return to USC

10 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ed Orgeron told The Times’ Bill Plaschke that in his mind "the door is always open to come back" to USC, where he served as a longtime assistant and then interim head coach before abruptly leaving last December when Athletic Director Pat Haden hired Steve Sarkisian.

Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Los Angeles Dodgers

For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Los Angeles Dodgers tumbling out of October. "It ended fast," said right fielder Matt Kemp, via Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, after a three-run bomb off the bat...Show More Summary

Donald Sterling Attacks Shelly Sterling's Doctors, Lawyer on the Stand

How did Donald Sterling do on the witness stand? It depends who you ask at ESPN. Sterling talking in circles, doesn't understand questions, challenging Fields to ''stand up and be a man''...no longer funny, just sad — Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 8, 2014 Donald Sterling is very sharp on the stand. Show More Summary

Tribute to 'Mr. Padre' Tony Gwynn, A Part of San Diego History

“In the end, truly, Tony Gwynn’s greatest achievement was not that he was so admired or emulated, but that he was so loved,” wrote Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times. San Diego and Padres icon Tony Gwynn, affectionately known as "Mr. Show More Summary

Plaschke: Clippers Not Worth $ 2 Billion but Happy to See Sterling Gone

Los Angeles Times sports writer Bill Plaschke is scratching his head, wondering how the woefully mediocre Los Angeles Clippers managed to garner a staggering $2 billion dollar offer from former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer. According...Show More Summary

Should Mark Cuban Get the Donald Sterling Treatment? Notes on Prejudice

Bill Plaschke of the L. A. Times lays into Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, for statements like these: “I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another,” he said. “If I see a black kid in a...

Yasiel Puig Hits Monster Home Run, Follows With Wonderful Bat Flip

last yearSports : Deadspin

In the fourth inning tonight in Miami, Yasiel Puig blasted a towering three-run homer to left-center, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead and Bill Plaschke a fainting spell. You see, Yasiel flipped his bat after his swing, signifying one of two things, depending on how many feet you have in the grave. Show More Summary

There Are Already Dumb Things Being Written About Yasiel Puig

last yearSports : Deadspin

This has to be some kind of record. The Los Angeles Dodgers are just two official games into the season, and the Los Angeles Times' Bill Plaschke has already fired off his first "Yasiel Puig is tearing this team apart!" column of the year. It doesn't make any damn sense. Read more...

Analysts: Cold War 'Still Alive' in Figure Skating, Yuna Kim 'Never Stood a Chance'

Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke simply believes that South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim "never stood a chance" against the "seemingly biased panel of judges" from the old Soviet bloc on Thursday night in Sochi that awarded a controversial gold to a Russian skater on home ice. Show More Summary

US Athletes Getting Their Butts Kicked in Sochi

Sure, Americans just swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing, but overall it's been a pretty dreary Olympics for US athletes. In fact, "the US team is getting the hind parts of its snow pants kicked," writes Bill Plaschke for the Los Angeles Times. Despite stellar hopes—including for two-time...

Dodger Talk returns Wednesday to 570 AM

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Bill Plaschke’s favorite radio program is about to return.

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.10.13

Brown signs rape bill. Garcetti does jury duty. Huizar's DTLA streetcar gets expensive. Amy Ephron profiles Compton's Aja Brown. Bill Plaschke roots for Uribe. Jill Soloway on her "Afternoon Delight." Selling off more of Bob Hope's stuff and a new group for SoCal historians and architects. Plus more.

Coaching Replacements: Should USC Part Ways with Lane Kiffin?

From social media to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke, t here's no ignoring the one-ton elephant lingering in Heritage Hall. USC's offensively inept 1-1 start has only exacerbated the criticism of head coach Lane Kiffin, which began when his 2012 Trojan team became the first Associated Press preseason No. Show More Summary

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