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Dodgers web musings: Can you believe in Dodger Stadium without believing in Frank McCourt? [Updated]

April 13, 2011 |  3:17 pm

Frank-mccourt-stadium_350 OK, that’s not exactly what Times columnist Chris Erskine is asking, but he does make a case that the stadium itself deserves an open mind.

And with security expected to be at an all-time high in the coming weeks, Erskine figures it will be one of the safest places to hang.

Besides, he notes, Frank McCourt has good reason to get his house in order, because "there's too much money to be made at Dodger Stadium not to clean it up."

Also on the web:

-- Davey Lopes, meet The Times' T.J. Simers. Another love affair blossoms as Simers writes: "When I told him I expected more out of him than just time spent with Matt Kemp, he really got peeved."

-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez examines the Dodgers’ failure to hold on to a 3-0 lead Tuesday against Tim Lincecum and the Giants.

-- A must-read from Joe McDonnell at Fox Sports as he shares how he and Padres Chief Executive Jeff Moorad survived different life-threatening bouts of flesh-eating bacteria.

-- Does Sons of Steve Garvey know about this? Steve Garvey is scheduled to appear at the Hall of Fame Classic on ... Father’s Day.

-- LA Weekly’s Gene Maddaus (via Kevin Roderick) wonders whom to vote for in Frank McCourt being sued by his previous law firm to basically prove they’re not incompetent. Writes Maddaus: "But the evidence suggests that Bingham's lawyers really are incompetent."

Maddaus thinks Jamie McCourt would have won even without the messy post-nup.

-- ESPN/LA's Tony Jackson writes that Tuesday was hardly the first time Chad Billingsley has struggled with a lead.

[Update:'s Mark Newman on an emotional Joe Torre paying tribute to his mother at Ellis Island ceremony.]


Chris Erskine: Don't give up on the ballpark, Dodgers fans

T.J. Simers: Davey Lopes is in Matt Kemp's corner, but can he help others?

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers owner Frank McCourt takes in pregame ceremonies before the season opener against the Giants on March 31. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times