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  • Mark McGwire earns his chance for a new path with Dodgers

    Mark McGwire earns his chance for a new path with Dodgers
    When you think of Mark McGwire, you think of numbers, but not those numbers. You don't think of 583 career homers, or 70 homers in 1998, or one homer in every 10.61 at-bats. You think, instead, of 19.5. That is the percentage of baseball Hall of Fame...
  • Dodgers' fans deserve some different prizes

    Dodgers' fans deserve some different prizes
    Oh, good, it's time for that annual ritual in which the Dodgers attempt to appease those unfortunate ticketholders who spend one inning trying to park and two innings trying to buy a hot dog. OK, so they're attempting to appease everyone, which is why...
  • Baseball umpires aren't born knowing all the rules

    Baseball umpires aren't born knowing all the rules
    You can't help but smile while watching Charlie Reliford work at umpire camp in Compton, screaming at his students in a blowsy, animated style. Most good teachers seem to have outsize personalities and an undeniable charisma. That's Reliford, a...
  • In baseball, the juice is still on the loose

    In baseball, the juice is still on the loose
    There is a titillating chart accompanying this column that lists the actual winners of baseball's MVP and Cy Young awards if every phony winner who was busted for steroids was stripped of the prize. Ignore it. My editors wasted their time. The list is...
  • For Dodgers' stoic Mark Ellis, it's a game of concentration

    For Dodgers' stoic Mark Ellis, it's a game of concentration
    As the sports world is learning with every jaw-dropping win, these suddenly delightful Dodgers are a team of many faces. They include Yasiel Puig's giant look of wonder, Juan Uribe's impish grin, A.J. Ellis' grimace, Clayton Kershaw's scowl, and...
  • Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

    Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball
    Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember — the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies — remains the essence of who he is and what he will always...
  • Someone to watch over Yasiel Puig

    Someone to watch over Yasiel Puig
    The most important member of the Dodgers' lineup doesn't wear a uniform, doesn't have a contract, and is not even allowed in the dugout during games. The most important member of the Dodgers' lineup doesn't pitch, or catch, or even remotely attempt to...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig earns the role of villain from opponents

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig earns the role of villain from opponents
    PHOENIX — Just when the baseball world thought it had seen everything that Yasiel Puig could become, the Dodgers phenom has added yet another tool. It's not as overwhelming as his bat, or as strong as his arm, but it can be just as powerful...
  • Don't let Joe Blanton into the 20-loss club; he's not good enough

    Don't let Joe Blanton into the 20-loss club; he's not good enough
    If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 — and the worst 20-game loser of all time. Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually...
  • Don Mattingly receives a just reward from Dodgers

    Don Mattingly receives a just reward from Dodgers
    For three uncertain, unsettled seasons he has operated as the manager. Now, finally, Don Mattingly is the boss. In a move that will certify his credibility in the clubhouse and presence in the dugout, the Dodgers have smartly given Mattingly a two-...
  • Plenty of star power in stands, but real show is on field for Dodgers

    Plenty of star power in stands, but real show is on field for Dodgers
    It was a battle between two of baseball's biggest mystiques, and royalty was everywhere. The New York Yankees descended upon Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night for a game that had Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter bouncing around behind the batting cage like the...