| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better.
He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
And then the strangest thing happened.
The Dodgers lost.
It’s true, it happened. There were witnesses and everything.
The Dodgers proved all too human Sunday, a pair of Hanley Ramirez errors in the ninth inning allowing the Phillies to score...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:54 PM
The Dodgers have won in a lot of different ways this season, but they haven't specialized in come-from-behind victories.
Before Saturday night, they were 5-38 when trailing after six innings. And there they were in the bottom of the seventh inning,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:58 PM
First the good news: Nobody in a Dodgers uniform was injured Sunday.
Now the bad news: Sunday's 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants was the Dodgers' third in a row and eighth in 11 games, the team's worst slump in nearly three months. That sliced their...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:58 PM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers' top executives wouldn't say Thursday whether Manager Don Mattingly would return next season, but they offered overwhelmingly positive reviews of his performance.
"I think he's done well, don't you?" said Mark Walter, the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:23 PM
PHOENIX — Their weary souls covered in the pained sweat that comes from digging through the deepest of expectations, the Dodgers celebrated the triumphant climax of their regular-season journey Thursday with a most perfect splash.
The boys took...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:01 PM
In the wake of Tuesday night's street fight at Chavez Ravine, longtime fan Janet Ochoa sent the Dodgers an email.
"You should be ashamed of yourself for your bench-clearing brawls," it read. "Thanks for ruining what used to be fun family time."
| May 26, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Dodgers' bench wasn’t looking any deeper Sunday, particularly in the outfield.
Scott Van Slyke suffered a bit of whiplash diving for a ball Saturday and was questionable, the Dodgers elected not to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. for another day...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
When the Dodgers broke camp, Nick Punto didn’t figure to play all that much. He was a 35-year-old utility player on a team with fellow utility players Jerry Hairston Jr. and Skip Schumaker.
Yet Punto is playing so well and so hard that, coupled...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:47 PM
ST. LOUIS — Disney calls them "ear hats." You can buy one in pink or lime, or topped with a tiara or bow tie.
But the traditional hat is all-black, adorned with nothing but the ears that Adrian Gonzalez mimicked the other day. That is only...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The Dodgers have told Andre Ethier to be ready to pinch-hit during the first round of the playoffs, and he acknowledged Tuesday that might be all he can do.
"They just said, 'You have to beat a throw from the outfield,' " Ethier said during a team...