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  • 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,......
  • Voices -- Jerry Clark, 1940 – 2010

     
    KTLA’s Stan Chambers, left, Times reporter Nieson Himmel, center, and Jerry Clark. Note: Jerry Clark, who died Tuesday, was a longtime newsman who ran an informal group of retirees called the “Old Farts of The Times” (or in polite company, the OFS,...
  • Question of the day: Knowing what you know now, which player would you rather have as a mid-career player: Bonds, A-Rod, Aaron or Griffey? [Updated]

     
    Reporters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic concerning four members of the 600 home run club: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey Jr. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel......
  • Unrecognized Iwo Jima photo shows how World War II memories fading

    Unrecognized Iwo Jima photo shows how World War II memories fading
    I took a quick survey in the newsroom the other day, something between a Rorschach test and a pop quiz, asking younger colleagues to identify an iconic photograph of World War II. While some instantly recognized the image, others couldn't quite place it....
  • Orioles legends Ripken, Murray together again

    The Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards today announced that it will host an exclusive event on Feb. 4 with Baltimore Orioles legends and Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray. "An Evening with Cal & Eddie" will take place at Sports Legends...
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  • Beat L.A.'s heat by going to these cool places

    The place: Moaning Cavern, Vallecito, Calif. Why there? Why now? In the hot summer months, everyone goes to the beach or the mountains. Few people think to go underground. Far, far underground. This is one of California's largest caves and drops visitors...
  • Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...
  • White Sox defeat Orioles as pitching prowess continues

    White Sox defeat Orioles as pitching prowess continues
    Jose Contreras took a firm stance Wednesday night after he was on the verge of losing his advantage. Contreras thwarted a Baltimore threat in the fourth inning to start a renaissance that saw him retire the final 11 batters he faced with the return of...