| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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....