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  • 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 ^ | 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
    GLENDALE, Ariz. ( – 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 08/24/12 | By Alex Angert /
    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. first reported the trade discussions between the two teams. Earlier on Friday, confirmed that the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on star first baseman Gonzalez. Later in the day, 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 ^ | 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...

    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.
  • Renovations, parking lots and TV deals are key to Dodgers bidding

    02/18/2012 11:58:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Bill Shaikin
    As the remaining 11 bidders revise their offers for the Dodgers, issues such as stadium renovations, control of the parking lots and TV rights will be major factors in the eventual sale price.
  • Exclusive interview: Vin Scully's kindness as memorable as his career

    02/04/2012 12:30:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Desert Sun | February 4, 2012 | Drew Schmenner
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Happy birthday to the greatest baseball announcer of all time (Vin Scully)

    11/29/2011 1:12:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Sports HardballTalk ^ | November 29, 2011 | Aaron Gleeman
    Today is Vin Scully’s birthday and the greatest announcer in baseball history turns 84 years old. And come April he’ll begin his 63rd season as voice of the Dodgers.
  • Frank McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers

    11/01/2011 10:21:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/1/11 | Steve Dilbeck
    Frank McCourt agreed Tuesday to sell the Dodgers, abruptly surrendering the team after fighting to retain it over two years and in two courts. McCourt and Major League Baseball have agreed to seek approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for an auction of the Dodgers. The sale is expected to include the team, Dodger Stadium and the surrounding parking lots, a package bought by McCourt for $421 million in 2004 and likely to sell for two to three times as much now. The league hopes a new Dodgers owner can be in place by opening day. The new owner would...
  • MLB accuses Frank McCourt of 'looting' $189 million from Dodgers

    10/25/2011 7:34:26 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 25, 2011 | Bill Shaikin
    For the first time, Major League Baseball put a specific number on the amount it alleges Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took out of the team -- $189.16 million -- and described the distributions as "looting." However, amid the legal and financial fine points of the Dodgers' bankruptcy, Bryan Stow could emerge as a pivotal face in the case at a critical hearing next week. Stow won't be there, of course. But, with his representatives sitting on the official committee of creditors, attorneys for the Dodgers and the league are expected to cite Stow in their arguments in a Delaware courtroom....
  • Husband gets Dodgers in McCourt divorce deal

    10/17/2011 3:33:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 10/17/11 | Alan Duke
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The couple who bought the Los Angeles Dodgers seven years ago announced Monday they've agreed that the husband, Frank McCourt, will get the baseball team in their pending divorce. With the marital spat settled, McCourt still must persuade a judge to let him keep the team, which he placed into bankruptcy after Major League Baseball blocked him from signing a television deal to provide it with the cash needed to meet its payroll.
  • A Brief, Brilliant Career: Why we can’t forget Sandy Koufax.

    10/03/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-/3/11 | David G. Dalin
    For five memorable seasons, Sandy Koufax dominated baseball as no other major league pitcher ever had before. From 1962 to 1966, Koufax led the National League in earned run average, the only pitcher ever to do that. At the same time, he compiled a record of 111-34, a winning percentage of .766, that has never been equaled. Koufax led the National League in wins, ERA, and strikeouts for three consecutive seasons. He pitched 4 no-hitters, including a perfect game. In 1963, he threw 11 shutouts, more than any other pitcher has since in one season. In 1965, he went 26-8...
  • MLB asks judge to order sale of Dodgers

    09/23/2011 3:35:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | Bill Shaikin
    Major League Baseball on Friday asked a federal bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the Dodgers, arguing in court papers that Frank McCourt's plan to retain ownership of the team is "dead on arrival." MLB does not intend to approve any sale of television rights that would help McCourt maintain ownership of the Dodgers, according to the filing, and the league could enforce its ability to strip McCourt of the team once it emerged from bankruptcy protection. "Mr. McCourt cannot hide the Dodgers in bankruptcy forever," the MLB filing read.
  • Breakthrough for Bryan Stow - he's speaking

    09/22/2011 1:48:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    sfgate ^ | 9-2011
    Breakthrough for Bryan Stow - he's speaking (09-22) 11:48 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- In a breakthrough in his recovery from being beaten nearly to death in March, Giants fan Bryan Stow was able to speak several words this week for the first time and carry on a conversation, according to his family's website. The website, "," said Wednesday that Stow was able to say the names of his daughter and son. Soon afterward, he was able to say his birth date and tell his sister he loved her. And when he was shown pictures of his children, Tyler and Tabitha,...
  • China Jumps the Shark -- Offers $1.2 Billion for Los Angeles Dodgers

    09/01/2011 6:14:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 1, 2011 | Staff
    In what would be the biggest ever sale price for a Major League Baseball team, Chinese investors have put in a $1.2 billion bid for Frank McCourt’s Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times. The bid is headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke and funded in part by unidentified Chinese state-owned investment institutions and others.
  • Scully announces return to booth in '12

    08/27/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    MLB ^ | Aug. 27, 2011 | A.J. Cassavell
    LOS ANGELES -- Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully announced he'll be returning next year for his 63rd season behind the mic at Dodgers games. Scully made the announcement after he came back from a commercial break in the top of the sixth inning of Friday's game between the Rockies and Dodgers. The Hall of Fame announcer began his career in 1950 announcing Brooklyn Dodgers games. His 62 (and counting) years of service are the longest of any sports broadcaster. "I don't want to make a big deal out of it, you and I have been friends for a long time,"...
  • Key witness in Bryan Stow beating dies unexpectedly

    08/01/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    A key witness in the beating case of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium died suddenly, apparently of an allergic food reaction. According to law enforcement sources familiar with the case, Matthew Lee died Sunday after eating a salad that apparently contained nuts, which caused the allergic reaction. The coroner has not determined a cause of death, however.
  • Stow Beating Suspects' Arraignment Delayed

    07/25/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    NBC4LosAngeles ^ | July 25, 2011 | Olsen Ebright
    The arraignment for two men suspected of attacking San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium was delayed Monday. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been in custody since Thursday in lieu of $500,000 bail. Arraignments for the day began at 8:30 a.m. About 9:45 a.m., Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba said not all attorneys were present, so the court proceeded with other arraignments on the calendar. Shortly before noon, the judge announced the arraignment would be delayed until Aug. 10. A bail hearing for Sanchez was scheduled for Aug. 1....
  • Bankrupty Judge Forces Frank McCourt to Take MLB Loan

    07/22/2011 3:12:02 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2011 | Lucas Shaw
    Los Angeles Dodgers’ owner Frank McCourt will be forced to accept a loan from Major League Baseball after a bankruptcy judge rejected a potential loan from a hedge fund on Friday. McCourt had been seeking to get an outside loan that would enable him to pay off creditors without involving the league, which has made its displeasure with McCourt quite clear. Instead, the judge rejected the loan McCourt wanted and pushed him in the direction of MLB. Bruce Bennett, McCourt’s lawyer, issued a statement suggesting that MLB did not have the right to intervene in matters of ownership.