The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw.
Facing the most important season of his managerial career, the Dodgers' Don Mattingly began spring training by delivering an emotional pep talk.
The skies have opened and here it comes, a torrent of bolts and pirates and horns, a deluge of threats and ultimatums, a shower of artists' renderings and architect boasts, a downpour of hilarity and hope.
No man is an island, but two women sitting in the upper half of end-zone Section 121 at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday afternoon did a pretty good imitation.
The latest news about the Dodgers television deal is tough to break, and difficult to grasp, so we'll put it in words that all Dodgers fans can understand:
In a bleak Southland college basketball winter devoid of wow, it's the most startling of sights.