Not content with having stuck Lt. Dangle with the unflattering “Mr. Chuckles” tag, the LA Times’ T.J. Simers is even happier to go upstairs and pick a fight with the boss.

Put a call into Frank McCourt, the Dodger owner, and we chatted Wednesday about the team’s future, which he said “is very bright.”

I liked the idea of sitting next to the Screaming Meanie in their private seats at Dodger Stadium and seeing how long she could remain mum, but I don’t know whether I could go a whole week without having enough money to do what I want, so I put him off.

We talked a long time without any interference from one of his crisis managers. At times it was even enjoyable, and McCourt, although always professional, gave as well as he took.

I asked whether we have seen the last of $2 Tuesdays, a no-brainer, I thought, and he said, “I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like that come back.”

Great news, Raider fans.