After years of rust, new ownership has steered the Dodgers back to elite status and the October stage.
What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.
If the NBA wants to save its season and its own dignity instead of trying to push the players to the wall, it needs to consider a serious downsize.
Gilbert Arenas, Plaxico Burress, Delonte West . . . Until we finally face the facts about guns, money and sports, pro athletes will continue to make the wrong kind of news.