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L.A. NOWI left my brain in San Francisco. That’s the only possible explanation for the egregious error I made in a story about Sunday night’s outpouring of joy in San Francisco over the Giants’ four-game sweep of the shell-shocked Detroit Tigers...
Oh, that voice! It comes out of the TV, it comes out of the radio, it comes out of the man sitting across from me in the cafe behind the press box at Dodger Stadium. Courtly and indefatigable, Vin Scully has been calling Dodger games since Harry Truman...
Vin Scully has been a Dodgers broadcaster since 1950, when the team was in Brooklyn. The current players have grown up listening to his unique voice and many even recall the first time they heard the broadcasting legend say their name. In the video...
Tags: Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Sports, Adam Kennedy, Baseball
This column is dedicated to the 42,473 who were at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night when the flame finally flickered out. You missed out. Yes, we couch potatoes saw you, squirming and grimacing and putting your hands over your eyes as the drama churned...
Tags: Potatoes, Poetry, X Games, Shane Victorino, Los Angeles Dodgers
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor. Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone. Disney is good people. There...
The truth hurts. It blinds with the sight of thousands of flapping orange towels. It deafens with the blah-blah-blah about Buster and Bochy and Belt. It batters with every roundhouse kick by that thick third baseman known as Kung Fu Panda. The truth...
Some of the other notable sports statues around Southern California: STAPLES CENTER: Jerry West Magic Johnson Wayne Gretzky Chick Hearn Oscar De La Hoya ANGEL STADIUM: Gene Autry Michelle Carew USC: John McKay John Wayne Ricky Bell Tommy...
Tags: Gene Autry
The wife cooks every year or so, and there is no exaggeration there. Every night we eat out. That's why we live in Placentia and can't afford Pacific Palisades. It's not that she can't cook; it's just that we've been married for 40 years. She thinks...
Western Arizona Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
Tags: Personal Service, Diego Rivera, Music, Forests, Volcanoes
A funny thing happened on the way to Tom Girardi’s Major League Baseball career. He was riding the bus to Albuquerque with dreams of joining a farm club and making it to the big leagues. The bus pulled into a parking lot at a diner, and Girardi went...
In 1938, after voters recalled L.A.'s crooked mayor, Frank Shaw, it's said that someone planted a sign on the City Hall lawn: "Under new management." The new ownership of the Dodgers needs no sign. The purchase, by a Chicago financial service company at a...
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