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Dodgers Dugout: Why Dave Roberts should be named manager of the year
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, wondering where they got this Puig guy from. He's been a real boost to the offense. Manager of the year As the season winds down, the Dodgers have two people who are top candidates for end-of-season awards. Corey...
255 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Vin Scully 1981 World Series Tommy Lasorda Major League Baseball KCAL-TV
Dodgers TV standoff lives on as AT&T, Justice settle lawsuit
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday settled its lawsuit with AT&T, resolving claims that a high-level DirecTV executive illegally colluded with other pay-TV companies in Southern California to block the rollout of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ cable sports channel in 2014. As part of the proposed...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Time Warner Cable Time Warner Los Angeles Dodgers HBO Los Angeles The CW Television Network Warner Bros. NFL Network
Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw earns seventh straight Opening Day start
The Sports Xchange Clayton Kershaw is the no-brainer decision to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day when the left-handed ace will tie a franchise record.
-2 points by UPI | Cy Young Award Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Major League Baseball Don Drysdale Sandy Koufax Boston Red Sox
After trade rumors, Tigers' Ian Kinsler pleased to be back in Lakeland
The player the Tigers could not afford to trade arrived to spring training late Friday morning        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball First baseman Baseball Ian Kinsler Los Angeles Dodgers Joker Marchant Stadium Gold medal Ken Griffey Jr.
Joe Maddon stresses 'heartbeat' leads to success during team meeting
Manager Joe Maddon conducted the first of what he hopes are three meetings this season to his Cubs players. Maddon addressed his players Saturday at their theater at their training complex. Players and staffers watched clips from the postseason. Maddon continued to stress that Cubs' Game 4 victory...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | San Francisco Giants National League Major League Baseball 1890 in baseball World Series Los Angeles Dodgers Cincinnati Reds American Association
Chase Utley officially rejoins Dodgers, willing to accept bench role
The text messages reached Corey Seager as both a greeting and a warning. “Watch out when I come into second base next year,” Chase Utley wrote on occasion this past winter, when a reunion with the Dodgers looked so unlikely. Even his jokes contain a hint of menace. Seager idolized Utley during...
521 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers Second baseman All-Star Futures Game players Clayton Kershaw Chase Utley National League All-Stars Don Drysdale On-base plus slugging
Jared Kushner's dad in negotiations to buy Marlins baseball team
Jeffrey Loria, who bought the team for $158 million in 2002, is reportedly ready to sell his team.
145 points by Daily News | Major League Baseball New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers World Series New York City Florida Marlins National League San Francisco Giants
Trevor Story healthy, ready and pumped up for Rockies’ 2017 season
Low key, intense and serious about his job, Trevor Story doesn't unleash his mega-watt smile very often. So when he does, you can be certain the Rockies' young shortstop is in a good place.
1258 points by The Denver Post | Baseball statistics Major League Baseball National League Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball All-Star Game Baseball
Angels could quietly be building a playoff contender
The anticipation is so great among Dodgers fans that nearly 30,000 fans showed up at Dodger Stadium on a Saturday in January. Not for a game. For a party — for balloons, music, autographs and interviews. The Dodgers have won the National League West four years running. They still have Clayton Kershaw,...
5424 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Minor league baseball Florida Marlins Clayton Kershaw National League Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Baseball: City Section is preparing for a Friday night championship game at Dodger Stadium
The City Section usually plays its championship baseball game on a Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. This season, the City Section has agreed to allow the Southern Section to play its finals all day on Saturday, June 3, with the City Section playing two night championship games on Friday, June...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Game Play San Francisco Giants Play High school Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles Dodgers
Trump, leader of the worst inside all of us
My friend has a teenage son. He’s a good kid, well-behaved, impeccably mannered and exasperatingly unpredictable
1747 points by Daily News | President of the United States Los Angeles Dodgers Donald Trump Roy Campanella Democratic Party Dwight D. Eisenhower Virtue Ronald Reagan
For Astros, 22 & 13 = 10 in a row
On and on it went, two baseball managers in a chess match, running out of pawns. By the time the Astros' Rafael Ramirez delivered his fifth extra-inning game-winning hit of the season - off a pitcher who had started the game at third base and off the glove of a pitcher who was playing first base - not more than 5,000 of the paying crowd of 34,425 were still at the Astrodome. [...] as Bill Doran crossed the plate with the first run in 16 innings, the bleary-eyed spectators stood and cheered wildly for a team that had stretched its winning streak to nine games with this stretched-out victory. Howe used seven pitchers Saturday, not counting Jim Deshaies, his No. 2 starter who pinch hit (striking out) for Dave Smith in the 17th inning. The only eligible Dodger whom Lasorda did not call on was Tim Belcher, the starting pitcher in Sunday's series finale. Hershiser, the Cy Young Award winner last season as the league's best pitcher, struck out eight in seven scoreless innings and retired the last 13 batters he faced. [...] Howe was happy to see Hershiser gone. [...] he was radar-clocked at as fast as 92 mph. In the 22nd inning, Hamilton gave up a single to Doran but got cleanup hitter Davis on a grounder and struck out Ken Caminiti swinging. Doran, who had reached second on Davis' grounder, had a big jump and arrived at home plate a step ahead of the throw from right fielder Mike Davis. In the sixth inning, the Astros had tied 4-4, rallying from a three-run deficit left by starting pitcher Bob Knepper. The Dodgers threatened in the eighth, with runners on first and third and one out, but the Astros' Davis dived toward the bag to spear a liner by Scioscia and turn an unassisted double play.
18 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball National League San Francisco Giants Orel Hershiser Cy Young Award 1988 World Series
Letters: What's wrong with being high on the Trojans?
“Besides Alabama, are there many team in the country that would be more feared right now?” So says Bill Plaschke of USC. It is my opinion that anyone making those statements about a team that opened the season with a 52-6 loss and beat a highly overrated Washington team 26-13 has a problem. Could...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Major League Baseball
Missing L.A. couple found safe after five days wandering desert
A missing Los Angeles couple who vanished on a desert hike drank their own urine to survive five days, according to reports.
635 points by Daily News | Los Angeles Camping Dune Hiking The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Dodgers Dunes Algodones Dunes
Comparing Mike Trout with Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle won his first Most Valuable Player award after his sixth major league season. On Thursday, Mike Trout won his second award after his sixth season. It is a rare instance of far-fetched predictions proving true. In the summer of 2010, when Trout was an 18-year-old dominating Class-A...
151 points by Los Angeles Times | New York Yankees Mickey Mantle Los Angeles Dodgers 1956 World Series Ted Williams Barry Bonds Vin Scully Major League Baseball
Dodgers raise the price on every season ticket (and parking too)
The Dodgers raised the price on every season ticket Thursday, stunning some fans hit with double-digit increases for a second consecutive year. The Dodgers also increased parking prices for season-ticket holders by as much as 27%. In each of the four full seasons under the ownership of Guggenheim...
3691 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Tickets Vice President of the United States Los Angeles Dodgers Price World Series Dodger Stadium
LA couple goes missing after setting out for camping trip
A Los Angeles couple has vanished after leaving for a desert camping trip — and loved ones are scrambling to collect more leads.
40 points by Daily News | Eye color Los Angeles Dodgers Dune Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Camping Week-day names Sunday
Vin Scully to receive USA’s highest civilian honor
LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House. Scully retired last month after spending his entire 67-year career in the booth for the Dodgers. He turns 89 on Nov. 27. Scully is one of 21 recipients of the Medal of Freedom...
45 points by New York Post | Vin Scully Los Angeles Dodgers National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers Washington D.C. Basketball Kareem Abdul-Jabbar President of the United States
Scully, Jordan, Abdul-Jabbar to receive Medal of Freedom
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House
56 points by The Boston Globe | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles
Meet Chicago's most eligible 1,000-pound bachelor: Siku, the polar bear
Chicago's most eligible 1,000-pound bachelor made his public debut Thursday morning in the balmy heat of an Indian summer. So with snow still a day or two away, Siku — Lincoln Park Zoo's new polar bear — announced his presence by taking a running jump into an icy cool pool. The pool is part of...
558 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Polar bear Major League Baseball Season ticket Antarctica Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants According to Jim
Dodgers broadcaster Scully to receive Medal of Freedom
LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House.Scully retired last month after spending his entire 67-year career in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.He turns 89 on Nov. 27.Scully is one of 21 recipients of the Medal of Freedom announced Wednesday, including NBA Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan.
1 points by Boston Herald | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles Tommy Lasorda President of the United States
Giants top Dodgers 2-0 despite injuries to Cueto, Crawford
LOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants lost two important players Tuesday night and still managed a critical victory.Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Belt homered to help the Giants overcome injuries to All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon Crawford in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.San Francisco pulled into a three-way tie with the Mets and Cardinals for the two NL wild cards. The Giants are five games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers with 11 to play.
-1 points by Boston Herald | San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball National League Vin Scully Home run Pitcher
Yasiel Puig and Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with T-shirts
If you thought Monday’s dustup between Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner was over, think again.
360 points by Daily News | Monday Thought Player Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday Week-day names
TV-radio listings: Sept. 20
Television Hockey Finland vs. Sweden ESPN 2 p.m. Hockey United States vs. Canada ESPN 7 p.m. Pro baseball Boston at Baltimore MLB 6 p.m. Pro baseball L.A. Angels at Texas FSSW 7 p.m. Pro baseball AAA national championship game NBCSN 7 p.m. Pro baseball San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers ESPN2 9 p.m. Pro baseball Astros at Oakland Root 9 p.m. Soccer Borussia Dortmund at Vfl Wolfsburg FS1 1 p.m. Soccer Hamburg SV at Freiburg FS2 1 p.m. Radio Pro baseball Astros at Oakland790 AM 9 p.m.Astros in Spanish 94.1 FM
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants World Series Fußball-Bundesliga California National League Los Angeles Los Angeles Dodgers
What a shot! 28 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 28 amazing sports photos from September 13 through September 19.
1979 points by CNN | Major League Baseball American football Rio de Janeiro New York Yankees CONCACAF Champions League Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers Formula One
Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig separated after benches clear
The Dodgers-Giants rivalry took another turn late Monday night.
48 points by Daily News | San Francisco Giants National League Los Angeles Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Chicago Cubs
Scully heads into final week behind mic at Dodger Stadium
As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family's four-legged radio and lay his head directly under the speaker to hear whatever college football game was on the air in ...
18 points by Las Vegas Sun | Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Tommy Lasorda Vin Scully San Francisco Giants World Series 1981 World Series 1988 World Series
Angels mailbag: Reasons for hope as the season ends
What is up, fans of the Angels? Let's get right into this week's mailbag. With the season two weeks from conclusion, the club is 65-84 and on pace to win 71 games. They would pick seventh in the 2017 MLB draft if the season ended at this moment. This is the place to ask anything you want about...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Baseball park Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Dodger Stadium Angel Stadium of Anaheim San Francisco Giants Collective bargaining
Dodgers Dugout: Here's why Dave Roberts did the right thing by removing Rich Hill
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching “Sully,” I have to agree that it is a bad idea to travel with Tom Hanks. The right move?                          Let's get right to the big topic: Did Dave Roberts do the right thing by removing Rich...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Vin Scully 1988 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Major League Baseball HotSpot 1956 World Series 1981 World Series
No-hit bids are fun but come with their own set of risks
When Dave Roberts pulled Rich Hill from a potential perfect game Saturday, it underscored the fact that a no-hitter is no easy spot for a manager         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | New York Yankees Joe Girardi San Francisco Giants National League Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Summer won't be the same without Vin Scully. But at least we have him for a few more games
To the editor: At 76, I have been a Dodgers fan for every one of Vin Scully’s 67 years in the broadcast booth. Summers meant baseball, picnics, warm, lazy nights — and the familiar easiness of Vinny’s voice – until the last few years, when the greed of team management and the cable industry stole...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Time Warner Cable Time Warner 1988 World Series 1955 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Simulcast
Greed deprives fans of Scully's swan song
Memo to Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Dodgers management …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1988 World Series Tommy Lasorda Simulcast 1981 World Series 1955 World Series
Jose Fernandez outpitches Clayton Kershaw as Miami Marlins top Los Angeles Dodgers
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI -- It must be pretty special to be disappointed with a 14-strikeout pitching performance.
1 points by UPI | San Francisco Giants New York Yankees National League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award New York Mets
Is rookie manager Dave Roberts the NL's best manager?
Live updates: Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers Sept. 9, 2016, 4:06 p.m. Clayton Kershaw makes his first start for the Dodgers since going on the disabled list two months ago with a back injury. Follow his progress via Los Angeles Times reporter Andy McCullough as Kershaw pitches against...
255 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Vin Scully 1981 World Series Tommy Lasorda Major League Baseball KCAL-TV
Why the FBI chief should quit, partisan whining over Lauer, and other notable commentary
From the right: Why FBI’s Comey Should Resign Now Roger Simon writes at PJ Media that he’s “frankly embarrassed” over having given FBI Director James Comey “a reluctant pass” when he “let Hillary Clinton off the legal hook” on her e-mails. Publicly chiding her while not indicting her seemed “vaguely Solomonic,” he initially thought, but...
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