| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Uncertain whether they could deal for a late-inning reliever before the nonwaiver trade deadline Wednesday, the Dodgers turned to the free-agent market and signed longtime rival Brian Wilson.
Wilson, a former World Series hero and All-Star closer with...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Perhaps you recall, I love Brian Wilson. Alas, the one whose music helped form the backdrop to my youth, not the quirky one who used to close for the San Francisco Giants.
Only now in a move so fantastical it somehow fits, Wilson has signed a contract...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The last we heard anything about Clayton Kershaw’s potential contract extension, it was shortly after opening day, when The Times reported that nothing was imminent.
Well, it looks as if Kershaw and the Dodgers are moving toward a...
| May 10, 2013
The new Dodgers owners, it turns out, jazzed up every corner of Dodger Stadium but one.
The concourses are brighter, the restrooms cleaner, the entertainment snappier. There's still one area, however, that feels wholly unfinished, an inherited...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:21 PM
It was a battle between two of baseball's biggest mystiques, and royalty was everywhere.
The New York Yankees descended upon Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night for a game that had Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter bouncing around behind the batting cage like the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:40 PM
The chair on which General Manager Ned Colletti sits, night after night, at Dodgers home games, once came with a very high temperature. Now, the hot seat is more like a throne.
Colletti has lasted, persevered. He has gone over Niagara Falls in a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
They each lifted their dirt-caked sleeves into the air as if raising an entire city above them.
Yasiel Puig shot a line drive into the right-field corner, scampering and sliding into second base, leaping up with a howl, throwing his arms high.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:32 PM
This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw's night. It turned into Juan Uribe's.
Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:53 PM
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Brian Wilson said he got his World Series ring late Thursday, after one of the weirdest confrontations in baseball history.
After the Dodgers concluded their series in San Francisco on Thursday, as his...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World.
Yasiel Puig, unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly, was not among the players who chose to participate...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...