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Dodgers Fifth Starting Spot Competition a Reality

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Like I said in my piece last week about Frank McCourt, I don’t fault him for trying make as money as he can so long as he doesn’t compromise the quality of the Dodgers in the process. So here I present the best way to squeeze money out of the usual serenity of spring training: “So You Want to Pitch for the Dodgers.”

The Dallas Cowboys do it with their cheerleaders. One NFL team allows HBO cameras into their training camp. So why don’t the Dodgers take the initiative to broadcast their competition for the fifth spot in the starting pitching rotation?

In a show that airs weekly a highly truncated version of a game pitched by the contender will be aired along with some of the levity and drama surrounding the Dodgers in Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. There can be cameos from former Dodgers such as Sandy Koufax, Sweet Lou Johnson, the irrepressible Tommy Lasorda. And there can also be appearances by stars such as Alyssa Milano, George Lopez and the plumber guy from “Desperate Housewives.”