| 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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Chicago Cubs think they have 2020 vision. It's not as clear as they believe. That's what happens when you spend too much time staring at the television.
And now it's going to be all about the television.
The Cubs are talking about the TV...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Dodgers are laying most of the blame for their underachieving team on the man who constructed it.
Ned Colletti is absorbing the heat for the Dodgers' October fizzle and could soon lose his job as general manager over it.
Mark Walter, chairman of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit.
The failure happened here,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:26 PM
It was a swing for the memories. It was a swing for their lives.
Moments after another dreadful Dodgers pitching collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night, Matt Kemp lifted all of Dodger Stadium at the end of a stick with an eighth-...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The richest sports payroll in history is now one loss from a second consecutive postseason elimination after trying to win a game with a $240-million question.
In the seventh inning of a tie score in a tied division series with the St....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:00 PM
For years he was everywhere, but suddenly he's nowhere.
He is not in the outfield. He is not on the video board. His name is not recited in chants. His face cannot be seen amid the bubbles. In all the recent Dodgers hoopla, he has been missing, a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Based on pure conjecture, backed up by that little voice in my head that keeps urging me to invite Tea Leoni to prom, here is what would happen to this rollicking little region were the Dodgers and Angels to meet in the World Series:
They would paint...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:50 PM
The devastation began slowly, painfully, a nick here, a crack there, a bleeder, a blink, the quickening of a heartbeat.
Is this really happening? This is Clayton Kershaw. How could this be happening?
The devastation then finished quickly,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:53 PM
It's a short series. It's only five games. There shouldn't be enough time for tired stereotypes and weak generalizations.
But when it comes to the Dodgers and Cardinals, things can get real silly, real quick, so prepare for the worst. Based on the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change.
The Freeway, with a Hall of Fame legacy, travels...