| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:35 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels hope for great things from David Freese, their new third baseman. What they cannot hope for are the best days of Freese's baseball life.
He already had them.
In 2011, he saved the St. Louis Cardinals from extinction...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
During his six seasons as a coach for the San Diego Padres, Rick Renteria frequently reviewed videotape of what he believed were umpires' questionable calls.
That experience led him to one unmistakable conclusion: Major League Baseball umpires are not...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Can you launch a series of classic Dodgers broadcasts without showing Game 1 of the 1988 World Series -- or, as we like to call it, the Kirk Gibson game?
Yes, according to the folks at SportsNet LA. The all-Dodgers, all-the-time channel, which...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:00 PM
PHOENIX — Explaining how a natural introvert such as himself could flash Mickey Mouse ears in front of more than 50,000 screaming fans, Adrian Gonzalez looked around the Dodgers' locker room.
"It's the clubhouse," he said. "It's the city, it's the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Starter Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105-million deal on Wednesday that avoids arbitration and will help the Cincinnati Reds with their cash flow by temporarily deferring some of the salary.
The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Matt Kemp said Saturday he might not be ready to play on opening day, insisting he didn't want to repeat the mistake he made last year of rushing back from injuries.
The Dodgers are starting their season about a week earlier than usual, with a two-...
| 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 9, 2014
Sochi weather: A chart on weekend weather in Sochi, Russia, in the Feb. 8 Sochi Olympics section gave the predicted temperatures as a high of 12 and low of 6 on Saturday, and a high of 14 and low of 8 on Sunday. Those figures were in Celsius. The...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:46 AM
After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...