On this date a year ago, Hanley Ramirez was batting .363. The Dodgers loved him, and vice versa. The playoffs would happen, and then the contract extension.
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 6, Auburn.
Their rotation already depleted, the Dodgers are pushing back Zack Greinke's next start by two days.
You can follow Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes like he has a beacon on top of his head.
The kid wasn't playing every day, and he wasn't even a kid anymore. The Dodgers didn't trust him in the field, so they stuck him on the bench. He had heard the Montreal Expos might play him every day, if only the Dodgers would trade him. So Steve Garvey walked into the office of the general manager, Al Campanis, and asked what the Dodgers intended to do with him. "We still think you're an integral part of the team," Campanis told Garvey. There would be no trade. Good thing -- for the Dodgers, for their fans, for baseball history and ultimately for Garvey. "A week or two later, everything changed," Garvey said. It is 35 years later, and Garvey...