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Ohtani: Youthful Ambition by the Numbers

April 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball, Lists

Another benefit of waking up at 4 a.m. in France. West Coast baseball is just getting started! And I stumbled on to the start of the Los Angeles Angels home opener, versus the Cleveland Indians — also known as “Shohei Ohtani’s first game in Anaheim Stadium.” And the Japanese Babe Ruth acquitted himself well, slugging […]

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Ballpark Food You Can’t Afford and Shouldn’t Eat

March 31st, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers

The Guardian, an English newspaper, is amused by the concept of ballpark food. England having nothing quite like it — baseball is just about nonexistent there, so the idea of baseball food … not going to happen in their daily lives. It doesn’t mean the writers and photographers and editors aren’t fascinated/horrified by some of […]

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Ohtani, Pujols and the Angels’ Death Wish

March 27th, 2018 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball

The Los Angeles Angels have under contract the consensus “best player in baseball”, one Michael Nelson Trout. For all the won-loss good it has done the club — which has not won a postseason game during Mike Trout’s six full seasons. It appears that one great player, surrounded by mediocrity (or worse), is unlikely to […]

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Dodgers Held Accountable for Lack of TV Dates

March 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

In The Los Angeles Times, columnist Bill Plaschke has done a laudable thing: Hold the Dodgers accountable for the club’s lack of TV exposure in most of its home market.

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Dodgers Should Not Celebrate the NL Pennant

March 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Take a look at this headline, from the Los Angeles Dodgers media release today. See what you think. DODGERS TO CELEBRATE 2017 PENNANT-WINNING TEAM WITH NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING CEREMONY ON MARCH 31 My reaction?

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Dodgers GM and Fantasy Football

February 24th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Times has done a fun story on Farhan Zaidi, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ general manager, who apparently is a fantasy football whiz. To the point that he has won the past three championships of the club’s fantasy league — which also perfectly reflects the length of time Zaidi has been in a […]

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‘How Did I Ever Get Along with Five?’

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball

Another ride in the Wayback Machine, inspired by poking around the other day for the Firestone “Wheels Are Turning” television ad. In this one, the advertising spot is fairly lame … but the product it is flogging is Just Plain Weird. That would be the Sixfinger toy kit sold by Topper Toys and promoted heavily […]

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PST: The Perfect Time for Watching Sports

January 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Basketball, College football, Football, France, NBA, NFL, The Sun, UAE

Here are the kickoffs for the NFL’s conference championship games tomorrow. That is, if you live under the umbrella of Pacific Standard Time. New England at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 3:40 p.m. Convenient, as a viewer, no? Well, yes, and you should know it is not like that everywhere. If you have lived […]

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Today’s List: Ten 2017 Sports Events That Popped into My Head

December 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Baseball, Basketball, College football, Dodgers, Fifa, Football, Lakers, Lists, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Russia 2018, soccer, Spain, UAE, UCLA, USC, World Cup

This is not an exercise in academic rigor. I did not have someone sitting with a note pad writing down literally the first 10 facts I could recall pertaining to sports in 2017. But … it is a fairly accurate recreation of a fairly quick trip through my brain to see what stuck from the […]

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Rich Dauer and a Close Call for a Hometown Hero

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, The Sun

Rich Dauer has made plenty of news during his lifetime in baseball. He was part of NCAA national championship teams at USC in the 1970s and the second baseman for the 1983 World Series-champion Baltimore Orioles. On a local-local, hometown level the Colton native was the oh-so-cool young (35) field manager of the attendance-record-smashing 1987 […]

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