| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint to replace my BlackBerry.
The Skinny: My BlackBerry's bad habit of freezing went from annoying to unacceptable when it froze in the middle of the night and my alarm didn't go off. And yes, I still have a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Jerry Dipoto is as new school as any of baseball's Ivy League-educated executives, so firmly has he embraced the use of advanced metrics to evaluate players. But the Angels general manager leaned on some old-school sensibilities when constructing this...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come.
No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw wants to visit Australia, but as a tourist, not a pitcher.
"I'd love to go there on vacation," Kershaw said. "I don't really want to go pitch there. But that's what we're signed up to do, so we're going to have to be...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Picture the prototypical NFL coach.
He'd probably look a lot like Hall of Famers Vince Lombardi or Tom Landry, roaming the sideline in a suit and fedora, jaw set permanently to scowl. Or maybe it's Bill Belichick, stationary in a hoodie and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The Angels have signed veteran first baseman Carlos Pena and 29-year-old outfielder Brennan Boesch to minor league deals with invitations to spring training, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Tuesday.
Pena, 35, was once one of baseball’s most...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:14 PM
It's baseball season.
For the sports fan in Los Angeles, the change of seasons used to be as reliable as nature. After the Super Bowl, we would turn our attention to basketball, to anticipate a championship run from UCLA, then from the Lakers.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Globe Life Park? Does that name tell you anything about what kind of park that might be?
No, because it is an advertisement for an insurance company. The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that they had sold naming rights to their stadium, which will now...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:54 PM
That long and bitter fight to persuade a court to overturn the Alex Rodriguez suspension?
Never mind, the New York Yankees' third baseman said Friday.
Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, the players union, and Commissioner...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Clayton Kershaw already has won two Cy Young Awards and led the National League in earned-run average three times.
Now, the 25-year-old left-hander is about to become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history.
Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.
Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by then, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers....