| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:17 PM
It is a slur, a slam, a label that carries the air of disparagement. When the Cooperstown debates flare anew each winter, candidates who do not measure up in the eye of the beholder are dismissed with these words: "It is the Hall of Fame, not the Hall...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:38 PM
What at first glance looked like a step forward was, in fact, a step back.
The Dodgers won two of three games against the Colorado Rockies over the weekend, only for their deficit to the first-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:07 PM
As statistics go, this one is pretty telling. Also, pretty ridiculous.
The major league teams without a winning streak of longer than three games this season: the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Dodgers do not know when Hanley Ramirez might play again. Maybe Saturday. Maybe not. Maybe he goes on the disabled list.
He could not play Thursday, one day after he got a cortisone injection to combat inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He could...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:20 PM
From the home clubhouse here, the Cincinnati Reds' Skip Schumaker keeps an eye on his old team. The Dodgers have yet to win more than three consecutive games, while the San Francisco Giants have the best record in the major leagues.
The Giants are...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:23 PM
The drama ended early Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Zack Greinke's bid for a perfect game was over when he gave up a second-inning single.
So the Dodgers' dugout was devoid of the superstitions and don't-spoil-the-no-hitter behavior present...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:45 PM
The trouble with an outstanding performance is trying to follow it. Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and called it a career. Steam never could follow up “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which was a genuine American...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:48 PM
When Hanley Ramirez hits, the Dodgers win — or so it seems.
"That's why I haven't been smiling a lot, because I know that," Ramirez said.
Ramirez was smiling again Saturday. He broke out offensively, and, coincidentally or not, so did the...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:52 PM
For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers are 71/2 games out of first place after the first game of June.
It all worked out just fine last year, of course. But, on the first day of June 2013, Yasiel Puig was two days from his major league debut,...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers, most expensive mediocre team in baseball history?
Of course, they’re the most expensive any kind of team right now, but are hardly looking like that juggernaut that was supposed to pillage the Nation League on its way to...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted.