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LA Dodgers and Time Warner Cable reach deal for new channel




Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging to end the interleague game as catcher Bobby Wilson #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gloves the ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-3.
Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging to end the interleague game as catcher Bobby Wilson #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gloves the ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 5-3.
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This week Time Warner Cable announced a 25-year, $7 billion deal for a Dodgers baseball channel.

Sounds like a good idea, but the agreement has some subscribers calling foul. According to the plan, Time Warner customers will have to foot the bill for it and could see a $5  hike on their monthly cable bill.

So what if you want to catch Mad Men, but don't want to pay extra for those games that you won't watch?

Here to help us sort it out, David Lazarus, business columnist for the L.A. Times.