| May 13, 2015
| 7:10 AM
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton became only the fourth player in history to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he absolutely crushed a Mike Bolsinger pitch in the first inning on Tuesday.
Stanton's estimated 478-foot blast bounced off the...
| May 12, 2015
| 10:57 PM
As Giancarlo Stanton rounded the bases at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, the fans there did something they rarely do when a visiting player hits a home run. They applauded.
Stanton unofficially became the fourth player to ever send a baseball out of...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 12:13 PM
Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.
There was an average of 8.34 runs per game through...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 5:06 PM
The apologists are lining up for Pete Rose again.
Good people. Great people. Iconic names like Cal Ripken Jr., who recently said, "To me, he's a Hall of Fame player with the most hits. He should be celebrated in the Hall of Fame."
Respectfully so, I...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 4:29 AM
NEW YORK — John Farrell was talking Friday about what it would be like to look out at Yankee Stadium and not see No. 2 in pinstripes. He was talking about how people of the present-day generation always would associate the Yankees with Derek Jeter...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Visiting a struggling pitcher on the mound, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver advised, "If you know how to cheat, start now." Be advised that Googling is cheating as you try to identify:
1. The player who compiled at least 400 total bases in five...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Hitting always came easy to Don Mattingly, or at least it seemed that way. He won a batting title and compiled a .307 career batting average in 14 seasons with the New York Yankees.
But a lot has changed since his last game as a player in 1995. Teams...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:43 PM
Yasiel Puig shares more than a home country with Hector Olivera, the Cuban infielder who agreed to a $62.5-million contract with the Dodgers this week.
Puig and Olivera learned how to hit from the same person.
"His father was my hitting coach," Puig...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:28 PM
With the injured left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu ruled out for opening day, would the Dodgers look to trade for another starting pitcher?
Yes, if they can add an arm for the back of their rotation. No, Cole Hamels is not walking through that door.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:41 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Sammy Sosa’s arrival at Cubs’ camp back in the day was always a media event.
"Did you miss me?" was Sosa's annual catchphrase.
Sosa has been gone from the Cubs for a decade now, but now there are rumblings the cold war...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:41 PM
As our friend the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.”
Say this for Yasiel Puig, he is nothing if not hugely ambitious. No, bigger than that. Still bigger.
Remember that talk Dodgers hitting coach...