| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:00 PM
In a world of high-pressure, cutthroat professional sports that tends to eat its own, Ned Colletti has been given a way to avoid even the nibbles.
Currently, he is a former general manager. To those who see only the black and white of such things, he is...
| Feb 18, 2012
The Dodgers' pitchers and catchers will show up at Camelback Ranch in Arizona in a few days for spring training. And so will Sue Falsone. She won't be in the stands; she'll be in the dugout and the clubhouse, with the guys. She's the Dodgers' new head...
| 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,...
| Dec 12, 2012
It's a match made in heaven — or heav'n, as a poet might write. Eloise Klein Healy and the city of Los Angeles share a birthday, Sept. 4, and now, for a couple of years, they'll officially share a future. Healy has been named the city's first poet...
| 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,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:10 PM
He is baseball’s ultimate leadoff hitter, its definitive No. 1 starter, the first name penciled on history’s all-time lineup card.
Now he’d settle for a job.
Meet David Aardsma, tops in the baseball encyclopedia but buried on the...
| 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 24, 2015
| 8:11 PM
The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw.
On a sunny morning at Camelback Ranch, that jaw is bulging with sunflower seeds, this forward thinker doing some old-fashioned...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Facing the most important season of his managerial career, the Dodgers' Don Mattingly began spring training by delivering an emotional pep talk.
It was soft, melodic, and directed at a 2-month-old boy smiling at him through the screen of a smartphone....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:27 PM
My colleagues Bill Plaschke, Bill Shaikin and Meg James are reporting that for the second year in a row, Los Angeles Dodger games may be blacked out for TV viewers in Southern California, except for subscribers to Time Warner Cable.
Why? Because TWC,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:20 PM
The latest news about the Dodgers television deal is tough to break, and difficult to grasp, so we'll put it in words that all Dodgers fans can understand:
It's like Clayton Kershaw. In October. In the seventh inning. Against the St. Louis Cardinals....