| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election.
There were three inductees, selected by...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott is sticking around for at least five more years.
The Pac-12's university presidents and chancellors extended Scott's contract Monday through the 2017-18 academic year. As part of the extension, Scott also was...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Dear Miss Alterman,
We ran into one of your students, John Bentley, here at the World Series. He really enjoys your fourth-grade class.
He also enjoys baseball. He is 10. The Boston Red Sox are his favorite team -- or, at least, both of his...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers’ spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium.
“Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher’s nonprofit foundation,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez said Sunday he is prepared to return to the lineup this week despite a sore right shoulder but said he hopes the discomfort does not linger.
"Hopefully, it's not something I have to deal with the rest of the season,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died at Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 78.
“He was ahead of his time,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, involved...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Dear Dodgers fans, let me just say that interviewing you in the first inning is a far different experience from speaking to you in the sixth, when that icy concoction you've been slurping completely Novocains your mouth and you almost swallow your tongue....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:27 PM
DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth.
Asked to compare the...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:10 AM
On the heels of two controversial calls that angered fans in two cities, Major League Baseball appears to have decided on an expansion of instant-replay review by umpires in time for the 2014 season.
Commissioner Bud Selig has gone on record in past...
| Apr 18, 2013
I'm considering buying the Dodgers.
New ownership seems wise at this point, though I will confess that my judgment may be impaired after wolfing down four Dodger Dogs the other night. Sodium poisoning soon set in, and then there was this 2-year-old...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the future of Terry Francona, who stepped down last week after eight seasons and two World Series titles as manager of the Boston Red Sox....