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  • Barcelona players get 'Simpsons' treatment

    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?...
  • Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88

     Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88
    Frank Cashen, 88, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday at a hospital in Easton, Md., the Mets said. Cashen was a longtime...
  • MLB Draft 2013: Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith taken 10th and 11th

    MLB Draft 2013: Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith taken 10th and 11th
    Two Southern California high school prospects, pitcher Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and first baseman Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra, were selected No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, on Thursday during the MLB draft for first-year...
  • Theater review: 'The Sweetest Swing in Baseball' from Rollins College

    Theater review: 'The Sweetest Swing in Baseball' from Rollins College
    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...
  • Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade
    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. The longtime...
  • Trayvon Robinson used baseball to escape dangerous neighborhood

    Trayvon Robinson used baseball to escape dangerous neighborhood
    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...
  • Roger Jongewaard dies at 75; longtime baseball scout

    Roger Jongewaard dies at 75; longtime baseball scout
    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. A...
  • Orioles trade second baseman Robert Andino to Mariners for outfielder Trayvon Robinson

    Orioles trade second baseman Robert Andino to Mariners for outfielder Trayvon Robinson
    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...
  • 'Tom Jones' makes convincing leap to stage; 'Sweetest Swing' a bit smug

    'Tom Jones' makes convincing leap to stage; 'Sweetest Swing'  a bit smug
    "Tom Jones" 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...
  • “The Simpsons” at 500 — our favorite episodes

     
    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,...
  • AN IRONPIG ON 'THE SIMPSONS?' WELL, ALMOST ... UPDATED

     
    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...