| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan.
So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Pennant races always had the potential to get a little hairy, and these days that's not always about late-inning rallies, fluke bounces or the questionable call by an umpire.
Sometimes, it's the actual hair.
Last season's World Series between the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:17 PM
He provided the Dodgers with an iconic moment: a fresh-faced rookie blowing away baseball's most feared hitter in a David vs. Goliath World Series duel before a roaring capacity crowd in Chavez Ravine.
Bob Welch striking out the New York Yankees' Reggie...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Bob Welch's passing, for any Dodgers fan of age, calls to mind a classic World Series matchup — one with all the trappings.
Dodgers vs. Yankees.
Two outs, top of the ninth. Tying run at second, go-ahead run at first.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Former Dodgers and Oakland A's pitcher Bob Welch, who famously struck out Reggie Jackson as a 21-year-old rookie in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series, died at age 57, the A's announced Tuesday. The cause of death was not released.
“The Los Angeles...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Mike Trout is the leading American League vote-getter in early balloting for the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota, another indication of the Angels center fielder's growing national profile and ability to connect with fans.
"It feels good to get all...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
"Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who:
(1) Won three batting titles by...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Record: 108-54 Place: First in American League East
Postseason: Beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series (4-1) Manager: Earl Weaver
Most Valuable Oriole: Boog Powell Batting leader: Frank Robinson (.306)
Home run leader: Boog Powell (35) RBI...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99
Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of...