| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:15 PM
PHOENIX -- Manager Don Mattingly confirmed Sunday what everyone has known for a long time: Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers starter when the team begins its season next week against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia.
"Any time you get to start...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony.
Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:17 PM
PHOENIX --- Dr. Frank Jobe, who died Thursday at 88, is best remembered as the father of the ligament replacement procedure -- commonly known as Tommy John surgery -- which has prolonged and improved the careers of thousands of pitchers.
| Mar 7, 2014
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Scan the fine print, check with legal, ask if people can no longer take a joke.
The Dodgers obviously have to find a way to get out of this $215-million boondoggle of a deal they mistakenly gave Clayton Kershaw before the season starts and he takes...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:31 PM
PHOENIX — Sunday was Josh Beckett Day in Dodgerland. No bobblehead dolls. Just a lot of happy people wearing blue.
Beckett was back. Sort of. Think of it in terms of Neil Armstrong on the moon, the "one small step for man" part.
When he took the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:01 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw could pitch in three of the Dodgers' first six regular-season games, as a season-opening trip to Australia has created some abnormalities in the team's schedule.
Kershaw could theoretically face the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
It will not be fashionable, though that’s hardly the point. At least hopefully.
But pitchers now have a decision to make: to wear a padded baseball cap or not?
That’s an issue each pitcher will now have to determine for himself, after...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Dodgers' new television home, SportsNet LA, is envisioned as "a Dodger-only channel with Dodger-only content 24-7," in the words of team President Stan Kasten.
That means live coverage of every game, except those selected for national Fox or ESPN...
| Feb 21, 2014
The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century.
Many of the components that played an integral role in the team’s National League...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:41 PM
PHOENIX — Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play, saying he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics so long as they don’t result in mistakes.
“If the showmanship doesn’t involve bad decisions, yeah, it’s...