| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — There are days when it looks as if none of it ever happened — the shoulder injury late last season, the operation that followed, the early-season slump this year, the three stints on the disabled list that cost him 79 games....
| May 9, 2013
Here it was May, baseball season, and Mickey Hatcher had gone fishing. Something wrong there.
Upon his return, the longtime Dodgers player and Angels batting coach had the fishing routine down perfectly.
"The day I got there [Mammoth]," he says, "they...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
When I think of our local baseball teams and their supporters, I envision my wife in a bathing suit.
Or trying to get into one.
Every year when spring arrives, I hear about her summer plans and how good she's going to look in a new bathing suit....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Pete Rose, moral conscience of baseball.
Mr. Rose, the guy who has been in purgatory for a long, long time because he is a Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, has some very good advice for another baseball bad boy, Alex Rodriguez.
"We have to get these...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:19 PM
CHICAGO — When Hanley Ramirez disappeared headfirst into the stands at Wrigley Field on Sunday, the Dodgers' chances of winning the World Series might have vanished with him.
Ramirez, who tumbled into the seats down the left-field line after...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 PM
PHOENIX — Just when the baseball world thought it had seen everything that Yasiel Puig could become, the Dodgers phenom has added yet another tool.
It's not as overwhelming as his bat, or as strong as his arm, but it can be just as powerful...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:38 PM
It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game.
And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:32 PM
ST. LOUIS — Yasiel Puig had nothing to show for the day. Neither did the Dodgers.
That could have changed, for Puig and for the Dodgers, with one swing in the ninth inning. The count was full.
Puig did not swing. He moved tentatively toward...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
WEST HARTFORD — If a St. Louis Cardinals fan died and went to Redbird heaven, chances are strong it would look exactly like the basement of Mel Roder's home on Avon Mountain.
When Roder invited us over to take a look at what he called his Cardinals...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Going to be standing on by best Sunday soapbox a couple times, so slap me if I start preaching too much . . .
Soapbox No. 1: Personal responsibility.
As usually happens this time of year, we have had a couple of negative stories involving members of...