| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:31 PM
After slugging his way to a major league-high 33 home runs — five more than the next highest total and nine more than the third — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will have the opportunity to showcase his power in front of a national audience...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:26 PM
If you live in this town and love baseball, the Chris Davis story just keeps getting better and better.
Thirty-one jacks, the most in franchise history this early in the season? The first player in baseball history — that spans a few years, as I...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Dodgers have finally found something they are willing to fight for.
But on Tuesday night, it was the wrong thing.
In a brawl that will undoubtedly cost them suspensions that could even include their best player -- what was Swingin' Clayton Kershaw...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:01 PM
In the wake of Tuesday night's street fight at Chavez Ravine, longtime fan Janet Ochoa sent the Dodgers an email.
"You should be ashamed of yourself for your bench-clearing brawls," it read. "Thanks for ruining what used to be fun family time."
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:58 AM
"Cheat, cheat, never beat." Remember that catchy, foreboding maxim drilled into us as kids?
It's comforting to believe cheaters never win and winners never cheat. Unfortunately, there's ample evidence that cheating is rampant in almost every sphere of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
I'm several weeks away from entering my own Hall of Fame season, where I begin accepting nominations to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. I've never had a year in which no one was inducted. Then......
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
History, it has been said, is written by the winners.
But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today.
When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
We will see history tonight if Chris Davis, who had four home runs in his first four games, hits another homer. If the hottest hitter in baseball puts another out of the ballpark, he will become the first player in major league history to hit a home run...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.
Harnessing it? Well, that's the work of Chris Davis' life.
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid.
Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
In the 144-year narrative of our national pastime, five men have hit 60 home runs in one season. Henry Aaron never did it. Willie Mays never did it. One did it three times.
As his reward, Sammy Sosa received 71 of 569 possible votes (12.5 percent) for...