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  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Man Charged In Florida In Yasiel Puig Smuggling

    09/11/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    AP) ^ | September 11, 2014 10:08 AM
    <p>The indictment against Suarez remained sealed before the hearing, but a civil lawsuit filed in Miami against Puigcontains details about him.</p> <p>Those documents describe Suarez as one of the Miami-based men who financed Puig’s 2012 trip by boat from Cuba to Isla Mujeres, a fishing village near Cancun, Mexico. The initial price for the trip was $250,000, then was raised by the smugglers to $400,000.</p>
  • Vin Scully to cut back on his 2015 Dodgers broadcast schedule

    09/03/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 3, 2014 | Bill Shaikin
    <p>Scully said he has decided to skip road games, at least early in the season. In addition to the Dodgers' home games, the 86-year-old Scully currently travels with the team to Anaheim, Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco.</p> <p>"I’m going to go to Anaheim for sure," Scully said Tuesday night. "But I’m going to try to cut back on nights on the road. I really want to spend more time at home."</p>
  • How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

    08/26/2014 11:31:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 26, 2014 | Marc Normandin
    Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless something changes radically this should be the third time in four years that he brings home a Cy Young Award, the sole exception having resulted in a second-place finish. All of these accomplishments have come before the lefty has turned 27 years old. That's clearly great without the benefit...
  • "That Double Play Again" (Tinkers-Evers-Chance; Vin Scully wanted new poem)

    08/02/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    During tonight's game, Vin Scully read a poem about the famous Chicago Cub double play trio of Tinkers to Evers to Chance. Published: New York Evening Mail (July 10, 1910) These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds, Tinker and Evers and Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double- Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Baseball's Sad Lexicon by Franklin Pierce Adams © He then said something about needing a new poem (I think about...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • Don Mattingly has the worst job in baseball

    06/10/2014 1:34:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 10, 2014 | Grant Brisbee
    You don't feel sorry for Don Mattingly. He manages a financial bully, and no one likes financial bullies in baseball. The Dodgers didn't just start spending more than every other team, they made a point to be proud of it and remind us every third day. They had a We're The New Yankees debutante ball, and everyone who attended got a gift bag with an iPad in it. There are 500 different baseball people you should feel sorry for before Mattingly. In this article, I will attempt to make you feel sorry for Don Mattingly.
  • Dodgers Lawyer Argues Bryan Stow Intoxicated, Confrontational Before Beating

    05/29/2014 3:56:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Jonathan Lloyd
    The attack after an April 2011 opening day game left Bryan Stow in need of life-time care and outraged sports fansLawyers for the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt argued beating victim Bryan Stow was aggressive, intoxicated prior to incident. Patrick Healy reports live from downtown LA for the NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Opening statements began Thursday in a civil lawsuit brought against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt by a San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked in a stadium parking lot after an opening day game. During opening statements, a...
  • Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero's ear partially bitten off by teammate

    05/22/2014 7:08:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 20, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
    Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero was the victim Tuesday of a Mike Tyson-like ear chomp by triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo, according to Guerrero’s agent, Scott Boras. Guerrero, a Cuban infielder who is in the first year of a four-year, $28-million contract, was scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to reattach the part of his ear that was bitten off by Olivo in a dugout altercation, Boras said.
  • Tommy Lasorda on V. Stiviano: "I hope she gets hit with a car"

    05/07/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda says he's not surprised by his friend Donald Sterling's racist remarks. The former Dodgers manager tells West Palm Beach station WPBF after 30 years of friendship with Sterling, "It doesn't surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn't have said it." Lasorda also offered his thoughts on the woman Sterling was talking to on the tape, V. Stiviano, saying: "I don't wish that girl any bad luck, but I hope she gets hit with a car."(continued)
  • Trapped into paying extra for cable TV sports

    05/06/2014 12:51:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 131 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/1/14 | David Lazarus
    Cable TV's sports costs are prompting a growing number of people to "cut the cord". Exhibit A: The $8 billion charged by the Dodgers for broadcast rights to their games knowing full well that pay-TV companies would have to pass along this sky-high cost to all customers. Time Warner Cable is the Dodgers' partner in crime. It paid that whopping sum for exclusive rights to distribute the Dodgers channel to other pay-TV companies, assuming, like the team, that it would get away with sticking both fans and non-fans with an extra $4 to $5 fee every month. The harsh reality,...
  • Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Scores Biopic From Brett Ratner

    04/25/2014 1:04:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 25, 2014 | Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
    In a heated competition, Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment have acquired the rights to Jesse Katz’ article Escape From Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers. Ratner will produce the big-screen take with Beau Flynn via his FlynnPictureCo. banner.
  • Let's cut Yasiel Puig some slack

    04/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dan Le Batard
    Dodgers outfielder's antics are those of one young man's first taste of freedom Before you pile on atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: • Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser... • Rene Arocha felt his knees give -- actually felt faint and almost passed out -- the first time he walked into a grocery store and saw so many aisles of food...
  • Even seasoned Scully is awed by Australia (Vin Scully) (with video clip)

    03/23/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    MLB.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Doug Miller
    SYDNEY -- Baseball fans and Dodgers fans have been listening to the musical, knowing voice of Vin Scully for 65 years. If anyone's an authority on the game, it's him. So hearing Scully rave about the entire experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season Major League Baseball action Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smashing success. "Everybody talks about the long trip from Los Angeles to Sydney -- 14, 15 hours, whatever it is, and another 14 to 15 back -- but I will tell...
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due

    03/12/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don't need to guess. The way baseball finds ways to separate fans from their money knows no bounds... At the heart of the issue is a new regional sports network that will pay the Dodgers $8.35 billion over the next 25 years. It was created by Time Warner Cable solely to broadcast the team's games, and it's the reason the new...
  • Sandy Koufax Gets Nailed By An Ethier Foul Ball

    02/21/2014 5:35:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | CBS 2 LOS ANGELES
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBSLA.com/AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers great Sandy Koufax was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Andre Ethier during batting practice.Koufax was standing in the bullpen down the third base line when he was hit Friday. The 78-year-old was struck on the forehead, but told reporters as he walked off the field that he was fine.
  • Clayton Kershaw agrees to seven-year, $215-million deal with Dodgers

    01/16/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
    Clayton Kershaw already has won two Cy Young Awards and led the National League in earned-run average three times. Now, the 25-year-old left-hander is about to become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract, according to people familiar with the situation ...
  • 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully on Emotional Moment in Sportscasting

    01/01/2014 7:36:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1-1-14
    Enjoy the short video clip of Vin Scully, 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal VIN SCULLY TALKS ABOUT BEST MEMORY
  • Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner to be inducted into Radio Hall of Fame

    11/08/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8 2013 | Bill Dwyre
    Saturday night at a black tie dinner in Chicago, a Dodgers broadcaster will go into the Hall of Fame and it won't be Vin Scully. A shocker? No. Scully is already there. If there is a Hall of Fame that has any connection whatsoever to broadcasting and Scully isn't in it, it's a lousy Hall of Fame. Now, Charley Steiner will be joining him. That means, next year, when fans tune in to Dodgers' baseball, they will be informed and entertained by two Hall-of-Famers. That's far from the norm, maybe a first, and should make Dodgers fans proud. Even if...
  • Nightengale: Gibson's magical HR resonates 25 years later

    10/16/2013 1:35:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    USA Today | October 15, 2013 | Bob Nightengale
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Andy Pafko dies, played in last Cubs World Series

    10/09/2013 9:04:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan
    Former Cubs star Andy Pafko had a good bat, a memorable nickname and a reputation as one of the friendliest players in the game. Pafko, 92, died Tuesday in a nursing home in Stevensville, Mich., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. A popular five-time All-Star who played 17 seasons and appeared in 24 World Series games — including the Cubs' last visit to the Series in 1945 — Pafko had a lifetime .285 average with 213 home runs and 976 RBIs playing for the Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves.
  • Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game (Oct. Baseball Live Thread)

    10/08/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 1,446 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 8, 2013 | David Schoenfield
    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings. Uribe bunted two balls foul, ... and then tomahawked a high fastball from David Carpenter into left-field stands for a shocking two-run homer .... Note that I wrote "David Carpenter" and not "Craig Kimbrel." The Braves had to win this game. Lose, and they go home. Somehow they lost -- in the late innings, no less -- without using the most dominant relief pitcher in the game. The sad thing is, Gonzalez apparently didn't even think of using...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully hints he may retire after the next baseball season

    10/02/2013 2:32:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPCC ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ben Bergman
    Vin Scully recently announced he will return next year for a 65th season announcing baseball. He now says 2014 may be his last. "Right, I'm pretty well sure – and I don’t want to go back and forth with it – but I'm looking to next year and thinking that should be about it," Scully told KPCC in a recent interview.
  • Beloved Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to serve as grand marshal of 2014 Rose Parade

    09/05/2013 12:54:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo, The Canadian Press ^ | September 5, 2013 | Beth Harris
    PASADENA, Calif. - Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honour the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn't sure he would accept. The more he thought about it, though, the more he warmed up to the idea, calling it "one of those one-in-a-million experiences." Scully will be joined by his wife, Sandi, for the 5 1/2-mile ride down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Jan. 1.
  • Tuesday is Rick Monday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead night in L.A.

    08/27/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies
    CBS Sports Eye On Baseball ^ | 8-27-13 | Matt Snyder
    Tuesday night, the Dodgers host the Cubs in Dodger Stadium and they are having possibly the best ballpark giveaway of the season. It's Rick Monday 'flag-saving' bobblehead night. That is, it commemorates the time Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag was being burnt on the Dodgers Stadium outfield from a few protestors.
  • More Good News for Dodger Fans: Vin Scully to Return for 2014

    08/23/2013 9:44:46 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Dodgers Press Release
    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history, will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 65th season in 2014, it was announced. Scully will again call all Dodger home games and road games in California and Arizona. "I have thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of this season and there is no way I could leave this truly remarkable team and our great fans," Scully said. "With my wife Sandi's blessing, I've decided I'd like to come back and do it again next season. I love what the new ownership has brought to the team,...
  • Baseball's Class Act -- the Yankees-Dodgers and Vin Scully

    08/11/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Daily Breeze ^ | August 10, 2013 | Richard Nemec
    As a lifetime Dodger fan dating back to the early 1950s when they were still in Brooklyn, N.Y., I never thought I would thank the Yankees for anything, but I do, indeed, pay tribute to them for coming to Los Angeles recently to play our Dodgers. Their presence, as the historic gold standard for Major League Baseball, enriched this city more than anyone will fully appreciate. Not only did they give the surging L.A. baseball franchise a serious test of its new found swagger, but they also allowed our iconic play-by-play broadcaster, Bronx-born Vin Scully, to remind us why he's...
  • (Vin) Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career

    07/05/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Barry M. Bloom
    The best part of this job is the people you meet and the relationships developed over the course of the years. To that end, it was an honor to sit down recently and talk with Vin Scully. It's mindboggling to realize that Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games on radio-television in Brooklyn and Los Angeles since 1950, a year before I was born ... During the course of a 20-minute conversation, I asked him about his stellar career and the Dodgers of yesterday and today. You may be surprised at some of his answers ...
  • Does Yasiel Puig's exuberance make him a target?

    06/13/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mark Saxon
    If you are a rookie, you are to behave as if you were paint coated on a wall. You can be seen, but you shouldn't be heard. And, above all, you shouldn't make a spectacle of yourself. Yasiel Puig comes from another baseball culture, a freer, Cuban style, and he refuses to play by the blue-collar code of this country's game. In the minor leagues, he was famous for his bat flips, even in batting practice. Already, he has developed a dugout dance with Luis Cruz or Hanley Ramirez after he hits home runs.
  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp gives disabled fan his cap, jersey and shoes after Giants gam

    05/07/2013 8:50:25 PM PDT · by clarkster · 10 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 05/07/13 | Bay Area News Group
    Matt Kemp is the face of the Dodgers' franchise, which makes it easy for Giants fans to dislike the All-Star outfielder. Those fans may not want to watch a feel-good video of Kemp taken this past weekend when his Dodgers were swept by the Giants. Good luck harboring any ill feelings toward Kemp after watching the special treatment he gave a disabled fan at AT&T Park. "Matt Kemp is such a great person. He came over after the game and made one of my best friends night :) he's fighting a tough battle and this was such a great gift...
  • Vin Scully prompts memories of someone dear

    03/31/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | T.J. Simers
    Voice of the Dodgers reminds writer of his deceased dad, and that's part of the reason he loves to talk to the 85-year-old icon. I lost my dad decades ago. But then this guy comes along who likes to sing as he walks, a jolly Irishman who laughs and cracks wise with a hint of the devil in him and I remember that guy ... "I would be frightened if I retired," he says when asked about the prospect. "I don't know what I would do." ...
  • Dodgers: Mike Piazza calls out Vin Scully in book

    02/13/2013 2:29:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 2/13/13 | Bill Shaikin
    Piazza did himself no favors on that score in his new book, "Long Shot." In the book, he blames iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.
  • Vin Scully turns 85 years old today

    11/29/2012 12:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Brown
    He's not everyone's favorite baseball broadcaster, but not everyone has the best taste. Vin Scully, the voice and face of the Dodgers since 1950, celebrates his 85th birthday Thursday.
  • S.F. wants Dodgers to pay fan's bill

    11/26/2012 4:27:07 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/26/12 | Demian Bulwa
    San Francisco is seeking $1.2 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in federal Bankruptcy Court to recoup unpaid medical costs for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was severely beaten by rival fans in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The city's effort - spelled out in recent court filings - follows the Stow family's lawsuit against the Dodgers in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that lax security and other problems contributed to the March 2011 attack after an Opening Day game. San Francisco has identified the Dodgers as potentially liable for Stow's bills, and is setting itself up as...
  • Mark McGwire takes Dodgers job (hitting coach)

    11/07/2012 1:21:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 7, 2012 | Mark Saxon
    Mark McGwire is the new Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, general manager Ned Colletti announced Wednesday... In McGwire's three seasons in St. Louis, the Cardinals have led the NL in batting average (.269) and on-base percentage (.337) and ranked second in runs (2,263) and fourth in slugging percentage (.416)...
  • Vin Scully Speaks With ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

    09/14/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | September 13, 2012
    After more than six decades in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, Vin Scully tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING’s Lee Cowan he still gets goosebumps doing the job... Cowan’s interview with Scully will air Sunday, Sept. 16 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Vin Scully Must Retire Now!

    09/02/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | September 2, 2012 | Marko Realmonte
    How old is too old? I'll give you a hint: 85 is too old to be broadcasting play-by-play baseball on TV. Vin Scully is old enough to be pitcher Clayton Kershaw's great grandfather. He's been with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 63 seasons, and he should have retired about 15 years ago.
  • LA Dodgers Announce Vin Scully’s Return For ‘Unprecedented 64th Season’

    08/26/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | August 26, 2012
    Hall of Famer Vin Scully is coming back to the broadcast booth for an unprecedented 64th season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday.
  • Dodgers, Red Sox talking blockbuster

    08/24/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    LADodgers.com ^ | 08/24/12 | By Alex Angert / MLB.com
    BOSTON -- The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would give them significant financial flexibility going forward. ESPNBoston.com first reported the trade discussions between the two teams. Earlier on Friday, MLB.com confirmed that the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on star first baseman Gonzalez. Later in the day, CSNNE.com reported that the Dodgers...
  • Hitless in Seattle: Mariners No-Hit Dodgers: Millwood, five relievers combine

    06/08/2012 10:28:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1:09 a.m. ET June 9, 2012 | TIM BOOTH
    SEATTLE - Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers combined on a no-hitter, the third in franchise history, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Friday night. The no-hitter was the fourth in the majors this season, joining gems pitched by the Angels' Jered Weaver, the Mets' Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect... *** It's believed to be 10th combined no-hitter in MLB history.
  • Keeping Scully in Dodgers’ Booth Is Baseball’s Easiest Call

    05/09/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Richard Sandomir
    Vin Scully’s memories of sales of the Dodgers date to 1950, when the team was still in Brooklyn, and now include the recently completed $2.15 billion acquisition by a group that includes Magic Johnson.
  • Bryce Harper's Day of Reckoning

    05/01/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 4/28/12 | Todd Thurman
    Today, Bryce Harper will be in a Major League uniform for the Washington Nationals as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. This day is a culmination of three years of hype surrounding him. After being the number one overall pick in 2010, he seemed to languish in the minor leagues. Most experts figured he would be called up late in the season to bolster the Nationals who would inevitably be out of contention and it would give him some low pressure big league at bats. That was not the case.
  • Look at who is in first place…

    04/16/2012 10:55:37 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 4-16-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    We opened our email this morning and were somewhat surprised at who we found in first place. (No, not our Beloved Dodgers. They are leading the league, as they should be.) But Mitt Romney. Go figure...
  • Fox, MLB file objections to Dodgers sale to Magic Johnson's group

    04/10/2012 9:18:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    NEW YORK -- Fox is objecting to the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, saying the incoming ownership group that includes Magic Johnson has not disclosed whether Time Warner Cable is involved in the purchase. Fox's Prime Ticket subsidiary filed the objection Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. It asked for written assurance that Time Warner wasn't contributing funds being used for Guggenheim Baseball Management's purchase of the team from Frank McCourt and the incoming owners don't have any formal or informal agreements for the team's broadcast rights starting in 2014. Fox asked that it be given parts...
  • Dodger Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen help African orphans; new book "Arise" tells their story

    04/10/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    scpr ^ | 4-2012
    This guy is only 23? At a news conference at Dodger Stadium this morning, somebody asked why Clayton Kershaw has made repeated trips to Africa with his wife Ellen, to help orphans there. The Cy Young Award winner replied, in full earnest, ‘Ellen always asked me, “What do you want your legacy to be when you’re done playing baseball?”’ There are always going to be people better than you, he said, who will break your records, “So you want to be remembered for doing something other than baseball.” The two work through the Dallas-based non-profit Arise Africa, and are building...
  • Vin Scully to Miss Home Opener (50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium)

    04/10/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    espn ^ | 4-10-12
    LOS ANGELES -- Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, will miss calling the team's home opener on Tuesday for just the second time in his 63 years at the microphone. Scully, who the team said was suffering from a severe cold, skipped the game on orders from his doctor, a source said. The illness isn't thought to be serious. Dodgers star Matt Kemp sent best wishes to Scully on Twitter. "Get well soon Mr. Vin Scully!!" he wrote on the social media site. Scully began experiencing cold symptoms last weekend while the team was in San...
  • MAGIC JOHNSON WINS AUCTION FOR DODGERS!

    03/27/2012 8:21:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    PLUS GOOGLE ^ | 3-2012
    Magic Johnson Wins Auction for Dodgers Basketball legend Magic Johnson led a group that won an auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, marking the final chapter of in a soap-opera style saga for the legendary franchise.