Sorry, I didn't mean to get your hopes up. It's not Plaschke, but J.A. ("I'll take the Tribune Buyout for $800, Alex") Adande. I guess having The Dyson Formerly Known As Ric Bucher wasn't sucking up to Kobe enough for ESPN?
Oh, and nice try selling the "Santa Monica was a place of ex-hippies" line, Mr. Crossroads graduate.