| 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 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....
| 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.
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:34 PM
The Bud Selig farewell tour will make its first stop in Los Angeles on Jan. 17.
You can come and cheer. You can come and jeer.
If you have any sense for history, you will come and admire.
The event will be Dennis Gilbert's annual Professional...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:29 PM
Theo Epstein has a phrase for the potential of local TV revenue.
He says it will be "a paradigm shift" in keeping the Cubs on pace with baseball's richest teams. But will the club president get his money?
In a rapidly changing media landscape, there...
| 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,...
| 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...