LA Times columnist TJ Simers got an email from an angry Dodger fan exposing the Dodgers new policy at Chavez Latrine that denies field level access to autograph seekers unless they have box seats.
LA fans are not pleased with the new policy (to put it mildly) and the wonderful public relations staff of the Dodgers would love to resolve the issue:
CALLED THE Dentist, the Dodgers' new PR guy, and he said nothing has changed for the kids, but "we've had vigorous debate today about it. We need more data."
This from another pissed off Dodger fan:
"I was in the Dugout Club last Tuesday," wrote Mike Rizzi, "and the Dodgers advertise that there is a special place to get autographs after the game.
"After the game, EVERY player walked straight by, as if not one of those kids was there, everyone pretending to be on a cellphone or just ignoring the kids were there.
"Every kid was turned away without a signature from their on-field heroes, but fortunately for those attempting to get a signed ball, Joe Torre was more then willing to accommodate. As an adult, I was happy, but I just don't see the kids preferring the manager [over the players.]"