| Dec 9, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Everyone is going to be quick to praise the Dodgers for spending roughly $208 million on Zack Greinke and a starting pitcher from Korea.
But don't forget the Angels picked up Joe Blanton.
Now the only question remaining is who has assembled the better...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 PM
1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2):...
| May 22, 2013
From the moment Don Mattingly made his Dodgers managerial debut in the spring of 2011, he has made it his mission to protect his players.
He shielded them from the distractions of the end of the Frank McCourt era, allowing the talents of Matt Kemp and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:23 PM
Matt Kemp is back, back, back.
That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders.
Matt Kemp went back, back, back before...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:42 PM
I had never met Mark McGwire before Tuesday night, but I knew of his reputation and the fact he has struck out so far as the Dodgers' hitting coach.
So given the Dodgers' lack of power, I asked, "Is it time to introduce the players to steroids?"...
| May 10, 2013
The new Dodgers owners, it turns out, jazzed up every corner of Dodger Stadium but one.
The concourses are brighter, the restrooms cleaner, the entertainment snappier. There's still one area, however, that feels wholly unfinished, an inherited...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
CHICAGO — When the Angels got Josh Hamilton following the Dodgers' signing of Zack Greinke, owner Arte Moreno emerged from hiding, took a bow and told everyone:
"Think about how much fun it's going to be. Dodger fans and Angels fans get to argue...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Out at the old ballyard exploring the status of that 1st Amendment staple, the baseball heckler, because it's a cool ambivalence that will do us in, not the screamy passions of the borderline insane.
The issue came to mind after hearing that Broadway...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Dear Dodgers fans, let me just say that interviewing you in the first inning is a far different experience from speaking to you in the sixth, when that icy concoction you've been slurping completely Novocains your mouth and you almost swallow your tongue....
| May 4, 2013
| 7:40 PM
He was once the face of college basketball, Hoosiers personified, a small-town kid who this spring brought a smile, a swagger and a national championship resume to the UCLA program.
Yet before he even coached one practice, someone had created a Facebook...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:20 PM
It was two hours before the first pitch Thursday, and the Dodger Stadium tour guide was ushering a dozen fans from the seats behind home plate when one of them stopped.
"Wait a minute," he said. "Puig is hitting."
"But…," said the tour guide....