| May 24, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Meet Donnie Dark.
The Dodgers embattled manager returned home Friday night with a scowl the size of a block of empty seats in the reserved section. He conducted his pregame news conference with a tight jaw and a thin stare. For 30 surreal minutes, the...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 7, 2013
| 11:15 PM
He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept.
His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck.
Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly...
| Dec 16, 2012
Outside, a red carpet stretched into the happiest restaurant on Earth, filled with giggling little girls and twinkling television trinkets and jolly Josh Hamilton squeezing his giant frame into a cheery red Angels jersey,
All that was needed was a...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Hate to be a killjoy, but has anybody pondered when the goose might stop laying those golden eggs?
We now live in the land of the Magic Guggenheims and Arte. That sounds like a circus act, and with the way the money has been flowing of late, that...
| 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....
| Apr 13, 2013
Whatever Mike Scioscia is being paid to manage the Angels, it isn't enough.
He has to watch them play every game.
And as bad and disappointing as they have been, going on four years now, it's baseball.
Have you tried watching it recently?
| Oct 3, 2012
They had their chance. For one prolonged, precious moment Tuesday night, the Dodgers had complete control of this crazy race for the National League's second wild card.
The St. Louis Cardinals had just lost. The Dodgers needed only to win to push their...