Sport: Beating the New York Jinx

The artful Dodgers triumph

A bitter joke afterward: What better champion for the phoniest of baseball seasons than the Los Angeles Dodgers? Hooray for Hollywood. Former Dodger Pitcher Don Sutton used to keep a telegram (and his perspective) tacked on his locker, six MILLION BEST WISHES, it read; signed LEE AND FARRAH FAWCETT-MAJORS. Sutton loved to laugh and say: "Nice of their publicist to do it." One wall of the Dodger Stadium office of Tommy Lasorda, the manager who kisses and hugs his players like a game-show host, is a shrine to Frank Sinatra. What better place to hang this year's championship...

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