By T.J. Simers
How do you know when someone has more money than they know what to do with?
That’s an easy one; they buy a woman’s hockey league.
Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers and I suppose the guy wo approved the Dodgers save their money this past offseason rather than improve, is reportedly the driving force behind the new waste of time.
She’s been partnered with Billie Jean King so we will all think this is a good thing. But as much as I like King, I would remind you King wasted her time for years trying to drum up interest in World Team Tennis.
Too early to tell who will get the best women’s hockey player yet because nobody knows, or cares, save the Times’ Helene Elliott and she didn’t mention anyone in Saturday morning’s newspaper.
The Times is very excited about the new women’s hockey league because Elliott will be busy covering it, thereby saving the rest of us from her writing about the Dodgers or Lakers.
As for Walter, the man who allowed former Dodger owner Frank McCourt to maintain control of the Dodgers’ parking lots as part of the deal to buy the team, he’s bringing along Dodger team president Stan Kasten as president of the board overseeing hockey because he’s an experienced blowhard.
I’d tell you the nonsense Kasten told Elliott but I couldn’t get that far in Elliott’s column.
I know it’s nonsense because I’ve heard Kasten talk.
As for the women’s hockey league, the Times has already announced as of July 10 it will no longer provide coverage of the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings and anyone else playing after 3 p.m. each day.
Look for a lot of morning faceoffs for the new hockey league.
You couldn’t pay me enough.