You’re the Umpire!
Last season, before the Dodgers' first in Los Angeles, The Times ran a series called "Meet the Dodgers" telling readers about the ballplayers moving to their town.
Now that the Dodgers were a known quantity, it was on to the details of baseball.
That's the only reason I can figure for "As a Hot Stove League Umpire, You Call It," a series of baseball quizzes about the rules of the game.
I must admit, I love these kind of features in the old sports sections. Reminds me of those Baseball Digest issues I read cover to cover for years.