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  • World View: In search of a lost ballpark

    World View: In search of a lost ballpark
    It took me a while to find home plate. I'm an explorer who loves to discover the world's great cities on foot. During a trip to New York earlier this month — and like an archaeologist searching for clues to a lost civilization — I took such a...
  • Vin Scully, pitch perfect for the Dodgers

    Vin Scully, pitch perfect for the Dodgers
    Oh, that voice! It comes out of the TV, it comes out of the radio, it comes out of the man sitting across from me in the cafe behind the press box at Dodger Stadium. Courtly and indefatigable, Vin Scully has been calling Dodger games since Harry Truman...
  • Thome remains mum on his chances of catching Griffey Jr. on home run list

    Thome remains mum on his chances of catching Griffey Jr. on home run list
    CLEVELAND — Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hasn't decided how much longer he wants to play, but he has a legitimate chance to catch an old teammate and friend on one of the most noteworthy lists in baseball history if he sticks around a little....
  • Baseball's paradise lost in Arizona

    Baseball's paradise lost in Arizona
    CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Baseball abandoned Casa Grande, so Casa Grande abandoned baseball. In 1961, San Francisco Giants owner Horace Stoneham opened a state-of-the-art training facility in this city, between Phoenix and Tucson in south central...
  • 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....