| Sep 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Now to get serious. Really, really serious. Not to imply those Boys of Summer weren’t before, but for teams in contention for the playoffs, September brings heightened pressure and significance.
The Dodgers are definitely in contention, definitely...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted.
By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
| 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.
| May 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
With another series completed and lost Sunday, Hanley Ramirez continued to wait for the season to change course.
"I'm just waiting for my month," Ramirez said. "First for my week, then for my month. Our month."
Other players made similar statements...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Considering the season is only a little more than a month old, the Dodgers went into their series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday with an unusual sense of urgency.
A day that ended with the Giants scoring twice in the 10th inning...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:20 PM
It’s not so nasty anymore, this rivalry. Still there, certainly, but in recent years Dodgers-Giants games have become an almost polite rivalry.
The roots run very deep, however, and Friday night the rivalry was freshened up a tad, intentionally or...