| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Oct 2, 2013
Long before A.J. Ellis owned the Dodgers' heart, he felt lucky just to wear a piece of them on his head.
It was the summer of 2003, draft day, and the only two teams that had expressed interest in the Austin Peay senior catcher had already selected...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Make the rounds in the Dodgers' clubhouse and this becomes clear: The players like Don Mattingly. They really, really like him.
Players smile when they talk about him. They laugh when they share stories about him. They sound proud that he'll be...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
For his finale, Clayton Kershaw might have just shut the door on the 2013 National League Cy Young Award.
In his final appearance of the regular season before pitching the playoff opener, Kershaw was again dominant Friday in the Dodgers’ way-too-...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:14 PM
Three games to go before the regular season ends for the Dodgers, their focus turns completely to the playoffs, and still the questions mount?
On the same day the Dodgers said Andre Ethier was unlikely to play during the season’s final weekend,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:09 PM
What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending.
For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town.
The domination of buzz that began with the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Five games left and what do the Dodgers have to play for?
Not a lot, really. The one carrot left is now dangling so far away it’s almost faded from view. Home-field advantage was supposed to be the charge this final week, but that’s almost...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:55 PM
If that clock starts ticking any louder for Andre Ethier, he’ll have a hearing problem to go along with his sore left ankle.
As it is, Ethier remained out of the Dodgers’ lineup Tuesday in San Francisco and the concern has to be growing...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:45 PM
If Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp are all healthy, who would be the Dodgers' starting outfielders?
The only time Don Mattingly has had to answer the question was on July 5, the one day this season all four outfielders were...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — If the Dodgers are to go far in October, they're going to have to start winning in September. At least that has been the trend recently, with three of the last five World Series winners posting the best record in the last full month of...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Seems this getting-your-work-in business suits the Dodgers just fine, unless you long for some kind of offensive outburst.
They Dodgers played the players they wanted Sunday, including shortstop Hanley Ramirez, got the work they wanted from their...