| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Rick Smith gulps black coffee from a travel mug as he bounces past the empty training room's treatment tables and wall-sized photos of former players deep under Angel Stadium.
A slender man with gray whiskers and a quick smile, Smith is wrapped in a 5-...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Let's hope the Dodgers' front office relief fares better than their bullpen relief.
For the past two weeks, I have been watching a baseball team wearing white and blue uniforms with clutch hitting with runners in scoring...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Angels will open their 2015 spring training exhibition schedule with a March 5 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the team announced on Thursday.
The Cactus League home schedule features 15 games, including a March 8 game...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The following are highlights from the 2014 season for local athletes playing Major League Baseball.
AFTER TRADE, MCCARTHY SHINES
Brandon McCarthy, a starter, found himself on both ends of the spectrum throughout the season. The Glendale native began the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Reality is a cruel mistress. It is angry and blunt. It is the mortal enemy of illusion.
Orioles fans were re-introduced to it Tuesday night, when the Orioles lost Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, 2-1, and essentially served notice that...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Reader Patrick Gallagher of Long Beach demands more notes columns. Statistics say we'd better respond.
In a recent scientifically inconclusive Los Angeles Times readership poll of 200 nuns, 47 ex-felons and 622 out-of-work lawyers, my regular readership...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:47 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Heavy rains Monday did what the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles (so far) have failed to do -- slow down the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals, who won their first six playoff games, and Orioles were rained...
| Oct 6, 2014
In Monday's Pictures in the News, people dance during a “@PinDropParty” in the 2nd Street tunnel as cyclists ride by during CicLAvia on Sunday. Kansas City, Mo.: The Royals celebrate an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels that clinched the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:36 PM
No one had to tell Clayton Kershaw that the playoffs mean everything.
"It's a whole new season," the Dodgers pitcher said. "And nobody cares about what you did in the regular season."
Just last week, Southern California baseball fans were buzzing...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:14 PM
As the Angels enter Sunday's elimination game against the Kansas City Royals, they have two regulars with no hits in the American League division series.
One is Mike Trout, the consensus for best player in baseball. The other is Josh Hamilton, the...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 11:09 PM
Jered Weaver shuffled slowly to his locker. He sat down, stared into his locker, then dropped his head into his hands.
This was not for a few moments. This was for minutes, and more than a few.
All around him, his teammates went about their business....