Why is L.A. so upset with
Lakers fans have no idea how good they have it, and should take their medicine with some class when the wheels fall off with some class.
It's not what D'Antoni did this year, it's what he didn't do last year....
As we think about how Mike D'Antoni used Pau Gasol and
It's unfortunate that the face of the franchise has gone missing, basically since February, when he hung in there for the dismal Grammy trip and clearly couldn't take it anymore. But let's hear it for the guys who have shown up. With all the losses and embarrassments, this group has set itself apart when it comes to camaraderie and pulling for one another. No whining, pointing fingers, or playing the blame game. Maybe they haven't accumulated Ws for the team, but their sportsmanship has done us proud.
It was interesting reading Mike Bresnahan's story on Gary Vitti. You get a gist of the mind-set of management. We all know that the failed
If Vitti wasn't prepared for the changes in the NBA, that in itself is a telling sign.
Mike D'Antoni's chances of returning to the Lakers next year are just slightly less than
Craig P. Fagan
Bill Plaschke wrote an important and over-the-top column on how
Ralph S. Brax
It now appears that Yasiel Puig isn't 100% responsible for some of his erratic behavior. For all we know, he might have been speeding away from some thugs or showing up late because he was afraid to walk out the door. The poor fellow went through hell and high water to get into the U.S. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and be happy that he's still breathing and wearing Dodger Blue.
Is it really a surprise that Yasiel Puig doesn't want to talk about the past considering his hitting coach is
Here's the most likely trajectory of Yasiel Puig's career with the Dodgers: 1) Rookie phenom; 2) Clubhouse distraction; 3) Trade bait.
Recently my beloved pooch — named Dodger after my favorite baseball team — wandered off. The sorrow of the loss was excruciating, but slowly the pain eased and I got a new dog. Named her Angel. I still sometimes flash back to the memory of Dodger, but life must go on. Out of sight, out of mind.
So we can view a lunar eclipse, but not
An open letter to Mr. Mattingly and most other major league managers: The traditional strategy of holding back your closer in a tie game on the road to preserve a potential lead you may never get makes no sense.
Keeping the game alive should be the first priority. Losing a game in the 12th inning with
The truth of the matter is that
Light up the halo
Anyone more flexible than
Albert Pujols (still dangerous, power, a human double play machine) bats cleanup.
Add to the mix: Newly returned J. B Shuck bats leadoff (where he excelled last year), and Kole Calhoun, probably too aggressive a hitter to do well as leadoff, bats second.
When Hamilton returns, consider flip-flopping him and Pujols, depending on the opposing pitcher.
Seriously, shouldn't all of this be obvious to an experienced baseball man?
To all the teams that will face Angels this year. Don't worry if your team is down one, five, or even 10 runs in the ninth, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, pitching coach Mike Butcher and Manager Mike Scioscia will make sure your team wins.
So Zack LaVine and
Matthew D. Kerster
What a jab
I was shocked to read the article about bars needing to pay the commercial fee to show fights, namely the
And you were...?
They actually were able to run the Masters without
I'm an L.A. native who spent the past five years living in New York after relocating for work. Now, I've come home — essentially trading places with
Quantum events as such would seem to signify the existence of a bizarre parallel universe. Please tell me, do we still have swimming pools, movie stars and the occasional earthquake?
Can you please return to your usual hockey coverage? I would much rather read about a Kings win on Page 8 than a loss on Page 1.
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