| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PHOENIX — His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence.
The first impression of Dodgers...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Find the nearest wall, start talking to it, and now you understand what it's like spending time with Adrian Gonzalez.
Upon first meeting it can be a turn-off unless you are into one-way conversations, so we hit it off just fine Saturday afternoon sitting...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
PHOENIX — Screaming across the desert just after dusk, the murderous head winds peel back the plastic cowling under the wipers, shearing it right off their bolts.
It's a poignant reminder of why lizards have, over the last million years,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
PHOENIX — We might picture Mark Ellis' 2012 Dodgers season as a smooth road, with giant bumps at each end.
The statistics mostly reflect the smooth part.
The veteran second baseman, as reliable as your garage door opener, hit .258, with 62...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Of all the important numbers rolling around Stan Kasten's busy brain, from a giant Dodgers payroll to shrinking Dodgers victories to the size of the line at reserved-level bathrooms, the number that most shaped his life is the one he's never known.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:01 PM
In the wake of Tuesday night's street fight at Chavez Ravine, longtime fan Janet Ochoa sent the Dodgers an email.
"You should be ashamed of yourself for your bench-clearing brawls," it read. "Thanks for ruining what used to be fun family time."
| Oct 3, 2012
It starts at the top.
I look at the Angels, all that talent, a $159-million payroll, and they can't finish ahead of the $55-million Athletics from Oakland?
And that's with baseball offering an extra wild card this season to make up for a slow start....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:15 PM
If you're a Dodgers fan, you know somebody like Brian Gadinsky. Chances are, you may even be like Brian Gadinsky.
The TV producer moved to Los Angeles on an October day in 1988. The next night, Kirk Gibson hit the home run, and Gadinsky has been...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Ross Porter died.
"He fell into my arms," says Lin, his wife of 51 years, "and said, 'I am leaving.'"
Anyone who knows Lin won't be surprised with what happens next. She orders her husband not to leave. Doctors and nurses call a code blue at UCLA's...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 9:19 PM
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...