| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:10 PM
This being Hollywood, the Dodgers didn't just attain their magic number, they knocked it out, set it ablaze, and shot it brilliantly into the sky.
This being Chavez Ravine, the largest crowds in baseball didn't just sit under its glow, they danced and...
| Jun 8, 2014
Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home.
The roof moves, sliding back and forth as conditions warrant.
If the Clippers, whose...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop:
Soccer needs a World Cup every year....
For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:41 PM
Put a crown on that Stanley Cup. Add streaks of black to its silver. Fill it with sand, burnish it with sun, and welcome it home.
Kings, kings again.
For the second time in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings have done what seemed like an...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:11 PM
One of the Dodgers' biggest postseason worries showed up Tuesday night, clearing benches, raising tempers, risking everything.
As long as Yasiel Puig continues to struggle with his emotions, the Dodgers will awkwardly struggle to dodge their flames....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:22 PM
No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants.
How about that Frank McCourt? Who knew he secretly was growing his wealth when he and his ex-wife Jamie were running the Dodgers into the ground?
McCourt might have battled...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:59 PM
No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers.
One more year, two at the most.
Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
I'm nothing if not an optimist. If there were a Pollyanna Hall of Fame, I'd be a first-ballot inductee. In my induction speech, I'd thank all gods (actual and imagined), my parents and Miss America.
It was a Miss America contestant who once warbled,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Up till Monday, this was the best Dodgers season we'd never seen. From newspaper reports and radio, we could keep up with the boys ... their heroics, their hissy fits. Constant tweeting added another layer of nuance and understanding. When I want fully...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Perhaps as much as anybody in baseball history, Mike Trout is ready for his close-up.
In a week, the playoffs start. Trout's Angels are part of them, a substantial part if their probably best-record-in-baseball finish is any indication.
Trout is no...