| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The early 1950s was a golden era of baseball. The epicenter was New York City.
Might Los Angeles be poised for the same?
Will the presence of Mike Trout with the Angels and Yasiel Puig with the Dodgers reprise the wonder days of Mickey Mantle and...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| Dec 14, 2007
The scene is chilling in its deceit, and startling in its chaos.
In July 1999, a Dodgers strength and conditioning coach gathered five Dodgers minor leaguers in an Albuquerque apartment and watched them shoot themselves full of steroids.
A few months...
| Nov 17, 2009
Bobby Frankel, a Hall of Fame trainer recognized on both coasts for his affection for and success with thoroughbred horses, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades from complications of lymphoma. He was 68.
"He was a horse whisperer with racehorses,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:25 PM
I'm playing hooky. It's Thursday around noon, and a column is due, but it's 1970 and I'm playing hooky.
I'm watching baseball. Gloriously sunny, rapturously dramatic, midweek playoff baseball. I'm sitting in my living room in the middle of the day...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...
| Sep 28, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The other night after the Dodgers lost to the Padres, while the media met with Manager Don Mattingly, screaming could be heard from the nearby coaches' dressing room.
"Passionate" screaming? General Manager Ned Colletti says with a...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Shadows covered most of the infield at Angel Stadium when Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took his place on the mound and brought the heat back to a cooling Friday evening.
Pitching quickly and efficiently in only his third major league...