| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants.
You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Playing in this summer's World Cup will undoubtedly be an honor for Barcelona's feared foursome of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. But then a lot of players can say they've done that.
How many can say they've been "Simpsonized" though?...
| Jun 13, 2013
Cal-Hi Sports has published an e-book entitled, "California: The Baseball Capital of the World." One of the highlights is the selection of all-time best high school teams from around the state. For the City Section, they selected an all-star team......
| Sep 25, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Playwright Rebecca Gilman wants to say a lot in "The Sweetest Swing in Baseball," the dark comedy that's opening the Annie Russell Theatre season at Rollins College.
The play tosses out idea after idea: what it means to be a celebrity, the role of...
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:39 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Right around the time major league teams first began taking notice of a talented young outfielder playing at Crenshaw High in South Central Los Angeles, a harsh reality check came for Trayvon Robinson.
The Orioles outfielder was in...
| Jun 20, 2012
Roger Jongewaard, a longtime baseball scout from Long Beach who presided over three No. 1 draft picks — Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez for the Seattle Mariners and Darryl Strawberry for the New York Mets — has died. He was 75.
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Once the Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins earlier this month, it appeared that Robert Andino's days in an Orioles uniform were numbered.
Instead of facing the decision of whether to non-tender Andino by...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:56 PM
A gallery of jolly if rough-hewn rogues, wenches and aristocrats comes to roaring life in Henry Fielding's 1749 comic picaresque about a foundling who goes through hardships ranging from muggings to accidental seductions and ends up with true...
| Jan 31, 2012
The Simpsons airs its 500th episode Feb. 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, as part of its 23rd season (and it will be running through at least Season 25, and Episode No. 559). By now, its longevity, and the numbers and records it keeps racking up year after year,...
| Feb 21, 2012
Sunday night was the 500th episode of "The Simpsons,", the longest-running scripted show in television history an a personal favorite. Monday night was also the 20th anniversary of a favorite episode, "Homer at the Bat," where Montgomery Burns brings in...