| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:02 PM
A capacity crowd will be ready for some baseball as the Dodgers play their home opener Friday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants.
Whether the Dodgers were ready for all of those fans will be determined by what happens before, during and after...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:08 PM
The Dodgers didn't make any errors behind Zack Greinke in their 5-2 victory Wednesday over the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium.
This was significant, considering how the Dodgers have played defense in the first three-plus weeks of the regular...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
PHOENIX — Maury Wills looks at Dee Gordon and sees someone he recognizes.
"That's me all the way," he said.
Considering that Wills is a former National League most valuable player and Gold Glove winner who set a stolen base record and made seven...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died early Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo by agreeing Thursday to a $4.8-million, one-year contract with the outfielder.
Arizona acquired Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels in December in a three-team trade that also included the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58-million, seven-year contract, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the National League East champions.
The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, is the largest...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:06 PM
For more than a decade, the UC Irvine baseball program has prided itself on playing little ball, relying on pitching, defense and just enough offense to compile a record suitable to make the postseason.
But as the Anteaters learned last season, there is...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame April 5 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine.
Newland, in his 39 years as UCI's men's water polo coach (1966-2004), amassed 714 victories and led the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Spend more than four decades coaching college baseball and you are bound to pick up a little psychology. But even the breadth of experience accrued by 72-year-old UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie wasn't enough to salve the mental wounds that lingered...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:26 AM
When Mike Gillespie paces to the mound, or strolls across the diamond to discuss a call with an umpire, there is an ever-so-slight limp, the residue of an Achilles injury he said he will just have to endure, due to concerns about someone his age...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The benefits of a healthy Albert Pujols shouldn’t just be felt at the plate this season.
Pujols, relegated to designated hitter for 65 of 99 games in an injury-shortened 2013 season, has started nine of 10 games at first base...