| May 24, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Meet Donnie Dark.
The Dodgers embattled manager returned home Friday night with a scowl the size of a block of empty seats in the reserved section. He conducted his pregame news conference with a tight jaw and a thin stare. For 30 surreal minutes, the...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
They brought out a group of Wounded Warriors from beyond the center-field fence in Dodger Stadium as everyone cheered.
They spread an American flag across the outfield and had former astronaut Buzz Aldrin throw out the first pitch. Great stuff on this...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:23 PM
Matt Kemp is back, back, back.
That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders.
Matt Kemp went back, back, back before...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Vin Scully, marching to the middle of the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in all his red-roaring glory, was on time.
Yasiel Puig was not.
Sandy Koufax, sprinting out of the dugout to home plate to catch that pitch amid shrieks of...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — For seven innings, it was a game that glittered with the Dodgers' brightest hopes.
Then, in what felt like seven minutes, it was a game that swallowed them up in their worst fears.
What began as a nice first chapter highlighted by...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
An offseason of milestones for Gordon Beckham began Nov. 9 in Atlanta when he married Brittany Fletcher, the daughter of former White Sox and Rangers infielder Scott Fletcher.
The newlyweds survived their first winter together in Chicago —...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:18 PM
PHOENIX — Ninth inning, down by one run with Kemp, Gonzalez and Ramirez due up.
Go Dodgers go.
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