| 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:36 PM
Now that Clayton Kershaw has won this third Cy Young, the Dodgers have awarded him somebody even more important.
He has just been given an A.J. Ellis.
In a smart old-school baseball move by the Dodgers' new analytical bosses, Ellis was tendered a one-...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:43 PM
This column should not have to be written. The truths here should go without saying. Any Dodgers fan will understand it implicitly.
But these out-of-towners are running the baseball operations in Chavez Ravine these days, they don't yet know the pulse...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Random thoughts while waiting to go hiking with Reese Witherspoon:
• Peyton Manning deserves better commercials.
• No game in the roasty Rose Bowl should ever start before 5 p.m.
• Hope the Dodgers are also trying to trade their awful...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors.
There were rumors...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Quick, somebody tear down that Matt Kemp billboard on the corner of Sunset and Elysian Park and throw up a new one featuring a stranger with a jackhammer.
Live. Breathe. Friedman.
The Dodgers are no longer a reflection of two playoff appearances in...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Vin Scully can find his way into our hearts even during the gloomiest winter afternoons, as he proved again Thursday when he unwittingly starred in his own holiday movie.
The Ribs That Saved Christmas.
"I feel like such a dummy," Scully said with a...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For six months they shared the wide eyes and wild cheers of witnesses from a grateful region that fell in love with its baseball supermen.
Standing atop the mound at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw would throw faster than a speeding bullet. Racing...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:23 PM
As we all know, what you get out of life depends on what you put into it. So my first impulse each day — amid so many impulses — is to wonder, "How can I make this world even better?"
As evidence, I point to last season's seminal work on the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:06 PM
A week after the abrupt end to one of their most disappointing postseasons, the Dodgers made a move that could change a culture.
Andrew Friedman, a 37-year-old former investment banker who built the Tampa Bay Rays into perennial contenders with low...
| 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...