Long-suffering Dodgers fans have a team in first, new owners and young talent. Is this "next year?"
A call to action for those professional athletes who aren't managing their money: Use the Magic Johnson model. It worked in the basketball world, and it works in the business world.
Instant replay can ease the pain of bad calls, but that isn't the only reason to use it. Here's another: The hard-working officials and umpires making those calls deserve it.
He grew up with them in New York and followed them to L.A. But now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's lifelong love affair with the Dodgers is being tested by the Frank McCourt ownership era.