| Jan 4, 2015
Step right up folks, sit right down in your favorite reading nook — hmm, you need to replace that toilet paper roll — and dive into the 2015 edition of the Old Columnist's Almanac!
Once again, the Old Columnist's Almanac tells you...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Believe it or not, the White Sox appear to have a plan in place to achieve postseason glory.
They can't go about it the way the Cubs have, however. Last season, it seemed like the North Siders trotted out a ballyhooed prospect every other week. The...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015.
But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal.
When the free-...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:07 PM
There are all sorts of statistics out there to help you discern who's going to have the advantage in the upcoming American League Championship Series between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, but you know — in your hearts — that none...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Here's to you, Rikk Wilde, you big, sweaty, hyperventilating sales genius. The World Series error you were pegged with after Game 7 on Wednesday night had been changed to a hit by Thursday morning.
#ChevyGuy, you get the win. Credit the save to...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The pressure is off, America. The Fall-Over Classic is finished.
No more baseball games, better known as Four Hours With Strangers. No more fourth-place teams battling fifth-place teams for a first-place trophy. No more rules chaos, home-field confusion...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country?
Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples:
•A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:26 AM
The general manager meetings are underway in Phoenix this week meaning that there will be a plethora of rumors fueling MLB's Hot Stove season.
Just one full day into the meetings and Ryan Howard has found his name among those circulating in the rumors....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The last few offseasons the Phillies have wavered back and forth on whether they should rebuild or retool.
Every year the answer was retool — until this year that is.
Now that Philadelphia's front office has finally come to the realization...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Let it end, this autumn of our discontent, made inglorious by the Giants' postseason run. No más, no más. Enough already.
The Giants are back in their Halloween orange and black to haunt us again, a too-frequent seasonal curse. Makes you want to smash a...