| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Josh Hamilton was still getting the hang of being a big leaguer.
Hamilton showed up in the majors belatedly but abruptly, after a three-year suspension for drug use and 15 games in the minor leagues. The Cincinnati Reds took a flier on him, and he hit...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:30 PM
As the Dodgers sprint toward the postseason, their president still can't forget the guy who stopped running.
It was the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Stan Kasten's Atlanta Braves were locked in a scoreless tie with the host Minnesota...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:31 PM
You win, they throw roses. Accolades pile up, bandwagons overflow, hearts beat faster.
The way the Dodgers are winning, there could be plenty of honors tossed their way before this is all over, both of the team and individual variety. But here’s...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World.
Yasiel Puig, unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly, was not among the players who chose to participate...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:40 PM
The chair on which General Manager Ned Colletti sits, night after night, at Dodgers home games, once came with a very high temperature. Now, the hot seat is more like a throne.
Colletti has lasted, persevered. He has gone over Niagara Falls in a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:11 PM
This might be the comeback of the year.
Not Zack Greinke, coming back from losing his unsolicited wrestling match with Carlos Quentin. Not Hanley Ramirez, coming back from two injuries that occurred on virtually the same dirt spot in San Francisco,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Ah, kids. What are you gonna do?
They do something wrong, you explain why it is incorrect, they nod a lot and say they understand, and then go out and do it again.
What are you gonna do?
You don’t go ballistic. Don’t ridicule them in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Brian Wilson needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order Wednesday in his rehabilitation start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Wilson, the colorful, bearded closer who finished the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 World Series championship...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The beard remains.
Brian Wilson, the colorful closer who finished the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 World Series championship and signed last week with the Dodgers, reported for rehabilitation duty at Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday.