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  • World Series: Willie Mays to throw out first pitch

     
    The San Francisco Giants will honor arguably the greatest player in franchise history Wednesday, when Hall of Famer Willie Mays throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Mays will be......
  • Jay Leno to George W. Bush: Thanks for all the jokes

     
    And George W. Bush has some advice for parents of teenagers....
  • Edsel Award winners: Kanye West, LeBron James, Jeff Zucker and others

     
    When Ford rolled out the Edsel in 1957, the launch was accompanied by tons of marketing hoopla, including a Ford-sponsored CBS TV special. It was all downhill from there. After two years of critical ridicule and consumer indifference, Ford put......
  • Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven elected to baseball Hall of Fame

     
    Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were chosen to the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, in an election in which voters again rejected candidates closely identified with baseball's steroid era. Alomar got 523 votes and Blyleven 463, with 436 of......
  • Andy is "dream Weaver" with his predictions; I am a nightmare

     
    I bow to my friend Andy Weaver. Once again, he was right on a Nazareth pick and I was wrong. Not only did he have the Blue Eagles winning, but in overtime, too. Amazing. Meanwhile, I have been amazingly bad. In fact, I was 0-for-4 on my picks the last two...
  • Angels unhook a Trout, among other small fries

     
    The Angels reassigned 10 players to their minor league camp Monday, among them Mike Trout, the organization's 19-year-old wunderkind outfielder who has had an eventful spring. Trout has hit .344 in two minor league seasons in which he also stole......
  • Angels Morning Briefing: Peter Bourjos' speed a source of excitement

     
    Peter Bourjos has done things in recent days that stir the wild optimism that fuels spring training. Thursday, Bourjos made a spectacular sprint and catch of a ball against the San Francisco Giants that brought the team's baseball lifer Manager......
  • Batter up! 9 baseball books to kick off the season

     
    This list of nine best baseball books by David L. Ulin includes Robert Coover -- and leaves out Boys of Summer....
  • NAUGHTON'S HIT GIVES IRONPIGS 3-2 WIN ...

     
    Joel Naughton's first Triple-A hit gave the IronPigs a 3-2 win Monday afternoon over Buffalo before a capacity Education Day crowd of 10,000 at Coca-Cola Park. The win caps a 5-3 homestand for the IronPigs (14-12) and also gave them their first four-...
  • From the Stacks -- 'The Long Season'

     
    I haven’t read a baseball book since my mother gave away my trading cards of the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Braves. No, I’m not quite that old. I got them from a neighbor lady who was surreptitiously cleaning out......
  • Scouting Notebook: Scout around and read this book on Alex Pompez

     
    A few weeks ago, I was sitting at Dodger Stadium doing research for another book, when Dodger coach Manny Mota came over to say hello to my interview subject. I told Mota I had just finished reading a new book......