Jon Weisman is the founder and writer of the Los Angeles Times blog Dodger Thoughts and is the associate features editor for Variety. For more than 20 years, he has written for the Hardball Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and other publications about baseball and other high school, college, and professional sports. He has also written live-action and animation television scripts for shows including Disney’s Hercules, Men in Black, So Weird, Starship Troopers, and W.I.T.C.H. He lives in Los Angeles. Peter O’Malley is the former president and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the current owner of the San Diego Padres.