| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:34 PM
The message, it seemed, was as powerful as one of his rocket throws, and as painful as each of his reckless blunders.
If Yasiel Puig was going to continue to ignore the Dodgers' coaches, then he would sit next to them.
That's where the increasingly...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:29 PM
He has lost his standing in the clubhouse. He has lost his way on the field. His shoulder is scarred. His ankle is weak. His contract is a nightmare.
This would be a perfect time for the Dodgers to trade Matt Kemp.
Which makes it the perfect time to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:18 PM
ST. LOUIS — In the shadow of an arch that looks like a noose, the Dodgers were startled awake from their dream season Saturday while gasping for what feels like their last breath.
The memorable remodeling of the last six months has been trashed in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Yasiel Puig could hit a home run with the jawbone of a donkey. Clayton Kershaw could throw a marshmallow past a Cub Scout troop.
These Dodgers aren't mythic, but they have their mythic moments. A cynic would complain, "Why not?" in that grunty,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
This is real.
To those sitting in Dodger Stadium late Wednesday night as another comeback victory filled the joint with a dizzying chill, the conclusion was inescapable.
For those who kicked over their long-empty plastic cups and nacho trays when...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:40 PM
The chair on which General Manager Ned Colletti sits, night after night, at Dodgers home games, once came with a very high temperature. Now, the hot seat is more like a throne.
Colletti has lasted, persevered. He has gone over Niagara Falls in a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The booing stopped. The Coliseum was barely half full, but at least those sunny souls willing to venture into the darkness that has enveloped USC football did not lose their temper.
The chants to fire the head coach stopped. Lane Kiffin gave a giant...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:17 PM
ATLANTA — He stared sullenly from the dugout as thousands of red-foam tomahawks were shaking above him.
He quietly shook his head at the field as ominous chanting echoed around him.
Later, in a cramped and still interview room, he spoke slowly...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:18 PM
PHOENIX — The clinching is slowly becoming a clenching.
The Dodgers are going to win a game that puts them in the playoffs, and it will probably happen this week, but at this rate the sounds of cork popping will be drowned out by teeth grinding....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:18 PM
PHOENIX — The champagne is still on hold for at least another day, but the Dodgers bounced out of their clubhouse here Tuesday night happily soaked in a different sort of bubbly.
There's nothing like being sprayed with a vintage Matt Kemp.