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  • Dodgers Looking for a Third Baseman

     
    Willie Davis works on bunting at Vero Beach. March 5, 1970: The Dodgers couldn't decide on a third baseman, not a new problem for the franchise. The Times' Ross Newhan noted that the Dodgers had used 38 players at third since moving to California and...
  • Giants Open Candlestick Park With Win

     
    April 13, 1960: Candlestick Park opened in San Francisco and The Times' Al Wolf described the stadium as "magnificent." Candlestick Park? The Giants defeated the Dodgers in the battle over getting their West Coast ballpark built although years would prove...
  • Best cities to catch a baseball game? Here’s a list

     
    Alas, the Marlins (in Miami) or the Rays (in Tampa Bay) don't rate on this list of best spots to catch a Major League Baseball game, compiled by the folks at CheapFlights.com. The Web site's Top 10 list is loaded with the usual suspects: Fenway Park in...
  • Is Kobe Bryant just like a cranky, arrogant Hollywood movie star? Or worse?

     
    With the first round of the NBA playoffs in full swing, I've found myself absorbed in the sports pages more than ever, which is what drew me the other day to a surprisingly heartfelt lament from my colleague T.J. Simers,......
  • ‘Ben-Hur’ Premieres in Benefit for USC

     
    Nov. 25, 1959: Los Angeles' population reaches 2.4 million. Parents pose with newly adopted children in a program of the Adoption Institute. “Ben-Hur” premieres as a benefit for USC. Gore Vidal worked on the script for “Ben-Hur?” William Wyler,...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Dec. 4, 1959

     
    Touhy, Jake Factor, J. Edgar Hoover. Et Al. Roger (The Terrible) Touhy, prohibition era gangland boss who was released from Illinois State Penitentiary last week, is remembered most for his kidnapping of John (Jake the Barber) Factor. That crime earned...
  • RoCK sips a little bourbon

     
    Guest poster Robert of Cross Keys leads a most interesting life. I wonder what he does for his real job? Here's RoCK's Free Market Friday. EL Last week I was at the Chapeze House in Bardstown, Ky. for a bourbon tasting......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Sotomayor: 'Piece of cake,' she's told

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama already knew one of the finalists for the Supreme Court whom he was considering: federal Judge Diane Wood of Chicago, a fellow teacher of constitutional law at the University of Chicago. But the president......
  • The surprising shortstop weakness in Dodger history

     
    Please welcome this guest post by Eric Enders, author of "The Fall Classic: The Definitive History of the World Series." * * * In filling out my all-time Dodger lineup card, something occurred to me that I???d never thought about......