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  • Tom Hawkins, who played for Lakers, worked for Dodgers, passes at 80

    08/16/2017 6:53:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 16, 2017 | Staff and news service reports
    Tom Hawkins, who played six seasons for the Lakers, worked as a broadcaster in L.A. and later served as a Dodgers executive, passed away at his home in Malibu on Wednesday. He was 80. A 6-foot-5 forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago’s Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American student-athlete to earn All-America honors for the Fighting Irish. Hawkins was the first Irish player to average in double figures for scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons (freshmen were ineligible during his collegiate career). His 1,318 career rebounds remains the...
  • Dodgers rally to 50 games over .500

    08/16/2017 12:12:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Major League Baseball ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ryan Posner and Joshua Thornton
    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued their historic 2017 run, using a five-run eighth inning to beat the White Sox, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, becoming the first team since the 2004 Cardinals to be 50 games over .500. The Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball at 84-34, reached 50 wins at home for the third straight season. They are on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record shared by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs.
  • Dodgers' Magic Johnson guarantees World Series victory

    07/28/2017 5:45:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    Magic Johnson called his shot Thursday night, and he wasn’t shy about it. The Dodgers’ co-owner did not hesitate when he predicted how the team would finish this year. “The Dodgers are going to win the World Series this year,” Johnson said. “This is our year.” Johnson spoke at Clayton Kershaw’s annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event at Dodger Stadium, at which the Dodgers ace — currently on the disabled list because of a back injury — presented Johnson with the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award, in honor of the charitable work Johnson and his foundation have done. “Get healthy,” Johnson...
  • ‘Granny’ Flashes Crowd At Dodgers Game

    07/08/2017 9:27:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The camera quickly cut away, but it wasn’t in time. There was a collective gasp from the crowd of 45,225, many of whom began laughing. The crew working the stadium video room, where the camera shots are handled, broke out in laughter. The white-haired woman wearing a Dodgers visor had been shown on the videoboard earlier in the game.
  • Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

    05/20/2017 4:54:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/20/2017 | Bill Plunkett
    LOS ANGELES – Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized for several days. Details of Lasorda’s illness are being kept private, but a number of Lasorda’s former players have been among those in contact with Lasorda, who has been in the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital. Lasorda, 89, has a history of heart problems and was hospitalized following a heart attack as recently as 2012. Lasorda has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year, including after a fall while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City last August and then again for 10 days...
  • Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony

    05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers — and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium — Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer. “Those numbers are not numbers at all,” Scully said Wednesday. “I can hear them. I really can.” ... In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scully’s blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their “ring of honor,” with “VIN SCULLY” atop...
  • Dodgers TV stalemate continues as Opening Day approaches

    03/01/2017 6:12:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Tom Hoffarth
    It’s a month out from the start of the Dodgers’ 2017 regular season. Do you know where your SportsNet LA channel might be? Any optimistic plans to expand distribution for the team-owned 24/7 network continues to be in a contradictory holding pattern, even as outside forces mount that some predict will ultimately break the stalemate that began four years ago. Charter Communications, which bought out Time Warner Cable last year and was ready to take a fresh approach at negotiations, concedes it does not anticipate any sort of revived agreement in the near future with any more cable or satellite...
  • AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit ...

    11/02/2016 11:51:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Full title: AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges AT&T and DirecTV acted as ringleaders in an illegal plot against the Dodgers Channel that kept Los Angeles sports fans from watching their favorite team on television, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. The anti-collusion suit alleges that DirecTV -- and its corporate parent, AT&T -- shared private negotiating information in 2014 with other TV providers, including Cox Communications and Charter Communications, in order to gain a collective advantage over Time Warner Cable, which was...
  • The year Vin Scully was unhappy about reduced role on network television coverage of World Series

    10/25/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | October 24, 2016 | David J. Halberstam
    Full title: The year Vin Scully was unhappy about his reduced role on network television coverage of the World Series In the early years of network television, the participating World Series teams each nominated one of their announcers to broadcast the games on NBC. The two men would usually split the play-by-play. This practice gave national viewers the opportunity each year to sample legendary local voices like Russ Hodges, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Bob Prince, Jack Brickhouse, and Harry Caray. With this setup in place, Vin Scully correctly assumed that he would announce the World Series on network television in...
  • Dodgers beat Nationals to reach NLCS after pulling out all the stops

    10/14/2016 10:08:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 14, 2016 | Bill Plunkett
    It will be a team of destiny facing a team of density, the Dodgers having packed their roster so thickly with heroes that a closer was hiding in their starting rotation. The Dodgers used every bit of that and more Thursday night – a closer pitching in the seventh inning, tag-team starting pitchers, backup catchers pinch-running and pinch-hitting – and finally turned to Clayton Kershaw to close it out after Manager Dave Roberts said he would “absolutely not” do that, not even for one batter. They somehow managed to both come-from-behind and hold on for their dear lives, beating the...
  • Vin Scully's last call - Walk Off Homer - Dodgers win division 2016

    09/25/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/25/2016
    After 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, Vin's last call at Dodger Stadium was as it should be......a Hollywood ending.
  • Vin Scully Appreciation

    09/23/2016 6:28:28 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 44 replies
    KTLA 5 | 9/23/16 | Self
    Today the Dodgers are celebrating Vin Scully before the game in this final weekend of home games he will call. It is on broadcast TV KTLA channel 5
  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

    05/14/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Florida Atlantic University ^ | May 11, 2016 | Gisele Galoustian
    The bone was found below a layer that contained material from the Pleistocene period when the last ice age was thought to have occurred. The archaeologists identified the bison using an upper molar, which is thought to be representative of a Bison antiquus, a direct ancestor of the American bison that roamed North America until it became extinct. Because bison was a grassland-adapted animal, nearly 100 percent of their bones disintegrated after death unless they were preserved in some way. "This finding is especially significant because of the meticulous documentation that has been involved," said James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., principal...
  • Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations

    03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bill Shaikin
    As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.” Said Scully: “I’m pretty shy with that kind of stuff.” The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scully’s final season.”
  • Sandy Koufax turns 80 today

    12/30/2015 1:18:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | December 30, 2015
    Sandy Koufax, the great Dodgers pitcher, turns 80 today. Happy birthday, Sandy! Wikipedia article Career statistics Baseball Hall of Fame Top stats to know as Sandy Koufax turns 80 Watch Sandy Koufax Highlights on Legend's 80th Birthday Direct link to video: Legend Series: Sandy Koufax HighlightsIMDb
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • The Slow Destruction Of Pete Reiser, The Greatest Player Who Never Was

    12/13/2015 1:07:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Stacks - Deadline ^ | March 12, 2015 | W.C. Heinz
    The following piece was originally published in the March, 1958 issue of True, and is excerpted from The Top of His Game, a collection of W.C. Heinz's best sportswriting. It is reprinted here with permission from Gayl Heinz. "Down in Los Angeles," says Garry Schumacher, who was a New York baseball writer for 30 years and is now assistant to Horace Stoneham, president of the San Francisco Giants, "they think Duke Snider is the best center fielder the Dodgers ever had. They forget Pete Reiser. The Yankees think Mickey Mantle is something new. They forget Reiser, too." Maybe Pete Reiser...
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully can't imagine he would return after next season

    11/28/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    It is not what anyone in the Los Angeles area wants to believe. When Vin Scully first said in August that next season would realistically be his last broadcasting the Dodgers, willful thinking became rampart ... Scully [turns] 88 Sunday and has reached the point where he cannot envision a scenario where he returns beyond the 2016 season. "I really can't see that I would come back," Scully said. "Sooner or later, you have to be realistic. I've done it for a long, long time. I've done reasonably well at it. But I don't want to stay on any longer...
  • Zack Greinke opts out of Dodgers contract, becomes free agent

    11/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | November 4, 2015 | J.P. Hoornstra
    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke opted out of his contract to become arguably the top free-agent pitcher on the market Wednesday. Greinke, 32, figures to command a significant raise from the $23 million he made last year. He went 19-3 with a major-league leading 1.66 earned-run average and a 0.84 WHIP, making him a favorite for the National League Cy Young Award.
  • (Miami) Marlins hire Don Mattingly as next manager

    10/29/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Barry Jackson
    Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who has cycled through eight "permanent" managers and two interim managers since buying the team in 2002, on Thursday landed the man he targeted in his latest skipper search: former New York Yankees star Don Mattingly, sources said. Mattingly, as expected, agreed to a four-year contract to replace Dan Jennings, who was reassigned to the front office but instructed not to return to work until he has more conversations with Loria. Mattingly, 54, and the Dodgers parted ways recently after he led the team to three consecutive National League West titles but no World Series...