| Aug 25, 2012
Cheap seats don???t mean always having to sit in the nose-bleed sections, and it isn???t necessary to pay top dollar for a choice view of the game. That is the operating premise of Crowd Seats (crowdseats.com), a flash deal site......
| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:30 AM
In the old days, baseball players were famous for partying in the off-season, arriving at spring training 30 pounds overweight and playing themselves into shape. Not today. Superstars like Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, a three-time All-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Random thoughts while waiting for Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez to get the pay raises they richly deserve:
If Matthew McConaughey gets any weirder, he could run the Lakers.
The NHL needs a permanent outdoor venue, and California seems the best...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Given a choice between dunkers and and 3-point bombers, I'll take muscle-flexing beasties every time. Which is why I like Purdue's chances for making more postseason noise than Indiana.
The Boilermakers convinced this skeptic when they swept Indiana by...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Any way you cut it, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are among the richest teams in professional sports. Last year Forbes ranked them 10th in franchise value among Major League Baseball teams, at $775 million, with revenue of about $253 million.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Going into Friday's news conference in New York, the question was whether Roger Goodell would resign. Coming out of it, the question is whether he will be fired.
Not likely. This corporate employee served well his corporate bosses, the 32 NFL owners....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:09 PM
Two years ago he stood on the precipice of the Happiest Place on Earth.
It was Christmas time at a Downtown Disney restaurant in Anaheim, and Josh Hamilton was the star of an Angels' welcoming party that felt like a giant hug. There was a red carpet,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
| 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 4, 2014
| 4:19 PM
It's a little too early to poke fun at the playoff prognosticators, but the events of the past few days have proven the folly of trying to predict what's going to happen during Major League Baseball's four-tiered postseason.
Think about it. The...