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  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...
  • Tony La Russa is pleased to see baseball go to the dogs

    Tony La Russa is pleased to see baseball go to the dogs
    ORLANDO, FLA. -- Tony La Russa reaches down to pet a dog at the Global Pet Expo (March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center here), the pet industry's largest trade show with nearly 1,000 exhibitors. As he gently strokes the puppy, La Russa's three...
  • Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque

    After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
  • Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist

    Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist
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  • Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training

    Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training
    DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth. Asked to compare the...
  • What is the Marlins Way anyway? Even Larry Beinfest isn't sure anymore

    Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols). For the past decade-plus,...
  • Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event

    Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event
    Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers’ spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium. “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher’s nonprofit foundation,...
  • Former umpire Frank Pulli dies at 78

    Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died at Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 78. “He was ahead of his time,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, involved...
  • MLB considering a huge expansion of instant-replay reviews

    On the heels of two controversial calls that angered fans in two cities, Major League Baseball appears to have decided on an expansion of instant-replay review by umpires in time for the 2014 season. Commissioner Bud Selig has gone on record in past...
  • Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?

    Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?
    ST. LOUIS -- If the Dodgers don’t retain Don Mattingly as their manager next season, could they replace him with Tony La Russa? It doesn’t sound like it, based on what La Russa said Saturday at a news conference before Game 2 of the...
  • If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show

    If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show
    Carlos Zambrano is pitching well enough to get traded. But apparently he has acted badly enough in an embarrassing past and has pitched inconsistently enough this embarrassing year to remain a Cub. How badly has he acted and how inconsistently has he...