Everybody wins under blue skies. Los Angeles baseball fans are notoriously apathetic. They’re also blissfully tolerant. As the regular season winds down, Joe Torre and the Dodgers are widely expected to make a run at the World Series—which might entail some serious pressure if Southern California were as stormy as New York City. Passion is the burden of those who thrive on their own heat. Passivity, on other hand, is the blessing of those who can live with the world’s warmth. This isn’t exactly a tribute to Angelenos. There’s a fine line between cool and catatonic, and it’s hard to root for the home team when you don’t show up until the fourth inning. But I don’t hear Torre complaining. In a league where the manager is always at the mercy of ...
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