| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium.
The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
My first Dodgers game was uncomfortable.
My college-newspaper colleagues and I were packed so tightly into our bleacher seats that a woman I had just met was basically sitting in my lap.
My second Dodgers game was infuriating.
A few of my buddies...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:59 AM
The most interesting aspect of Saturday's Mexican league preseason game between Tijuana and Club America at the StubHub Center could be the games within the game.
On the Club America side, new manager Antonio Mohamed, who was introduced as Miguel...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 PM
ADRIAN GONZALEZ, 31, first base
Final 2013 stats: .293 batting average, 22 home runs, 100 RBI, 32 doubles, 69 runs, and .342 on-base and .461 slugging percentages, while playing in 157 games.
Contract status: Under contract for another five years...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter."
That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.
Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:39 PM
SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld? Check. Balboa Park? Check. The zoo? Check. Most folks heading here for a vacation visit the usual tourist spots. Those are great, but there's more to the self-styled America's Finest City than a famous theme park, museums,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Angels 6, Dodgers 2
AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:13 PM
SAN DIEGO — What if the Dodgers’ rotation actually featured three aces? Three guys for whom most teams would sell their baseball souls? And if they did, would it actually be enough?
The Dodgers received seven more scoreless innings from...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:48 PM
SAN DIEGO — The game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Sunday broke in Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay system.
Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory.
Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:07 PM
SAN DIEGO — As Brian Wilson recounted his eighth-inning implosion Sunday, he made certain his failures wouldn't obscure something positive that came out of the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was, in Wilson'...