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  • Bill Plaschke: Mariano Rivera is great, but let's not overdo it

     
    Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees legendary reliever, recorded his 602nd career save Monday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins to set baseball’s new career record. But let's not get carried away with the comparisons to some of baseball's all-...
  • 'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook

    'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook
    Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
  • Summer of local thrills and titles

    Summer of local thrills and titles
    GLENDALE — With the grind of having to play numerous games throughout an exhausting two-month stretch, many local Little League baseball and softball teams took to fields across the region and state in their quest to win championships. With plenty...
  • Barney's Best Quotes

    Barney's Best Quotes
    1. "Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I'm awesome. I'm your bro--I'm Broda!" 2. "Okay, pep talk! You can do this, but to be more accurate, you probably can't. You're way out of practice and she's way too hot...
  • Yankees Rally To Beat Twins 6-4 In Game 1 Of ALDS

    Yankees Rally To Beat Twins 6-4 In Game 1 Of ALDS
    The New York Yankees became Major League Baseball's flagship franchise almost as much for the glamorous image they project as for the 27 titles in their trophy case. From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Joltin' Joe to A-Rod, the Yankees have almost always been...
  • 10 things you might not know about politicians' kids

    10 things you might not know about politicians' kids
    Bristol Palin is dancing with the stars, Meghan McCain is a busy blogger, and Kim Jong Un is lining up as a successor to his father, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Being the offspring of a politician has some benefits along with the headaches. 1...
  • San Gabriel Valley All-Stars trumped again

    GLENDALE — Midway through the fifth batter of the game, San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 All-Star Coach Phil Torres had to make a difficult decision in removing starting pitcher Gary Acuna. The usually reliable Acuna struggled early with his...
  • Cal Ripken World Series opens in Aberdeen

    The Cal Ripken World Series opened for the 12th time Friday night, the ninth time in Aberdeen, with a ceremony in front of hundreds of fans from the United States and other countries at the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen. Players, coaches, ambassadors and...
  • Locals swing way to success

    Once again, hundreds of area Little Leaguers took to various baseball and softball fields around Glendale, La Crescenta and Montrose. Some of them were able to compete outside the area and state in their quest for championship glory. The San Gabriel...
  • In The Pipeline: H.B.'s own field of dreams

    As I write this, it is early Sunday morning, several hours before Ocean View Little League's championship World Series game versus Japan (an interesting coincidence, give that one of our sister cities is in Japan). The teams, of course, are about 2,600...
  • Dale pales in comparison

    Certainly there have been worse transactions in the history of sports. Take your pick: The Red Sox selling Babe Ruth so they could finance a Broadway musical. The Baltimore Colts forcibly dumping pouty Sanford rookie QB John Elway for Mark Hermann and...