| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:39 PM
Outfielder Yasiel Puig has captured Dodgers fans' imagination with his hitting and flair for the dramatic. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez has captured the No. 3 spot in the batting order by being a model of excellence with 17 home runs and 81 runs batted...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Find the nearest wall, start talking to it, and now you understand what it's like spending time with Adrian Gonzalez.
Upon first meeting it can be a turn-off unless you are into one-way conversations, so we hit it off just fine Saturday afternoon sitting...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:18 PM
PHOENIX — Ninth inning, down by one run with Kemp, Gonzalez and Ramirez due up.
Go Dodgers go.
And yes, the following story is brought to you by your hometown columnist with the positive slant that you have come to expect from your hometown...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it?
Over the last two seasons, the best thing about the Padres has been their bullpen. It carried Bud Black's team to the threshold of the playoffs in 2010 and was the backbone of a bad team last year as...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
This is real.
To those sitting in Dodger Stadium late Wednesday night as another comeback victory filled the joint with a dizzying chill, the conclusion was inescapable.
For those who kicked over their long-empty plastic cups and nacho trays when...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:04 PM
The view from Magic Johnson's Dodger Stadium office Wednesday was nothing short of idyllic.
The outfield grass never seemed greener, fans were filling the most distant seats on a warm summer day, and the Dodgers were about to end July atop the...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
BOSTON — Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Don Mattingly has taken his shots, the Dodgers have fired back, the steam that had been building under their disillusioning October failure has been angrily blown off and will soon drift away into the quiet of winter.
Does everybody feel better? Good....