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WASHINGTON -- As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball's return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta Manager Dave Bristol who said, "Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that the...
The Hartford CourantAs the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball's return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta Manager Dave Bristol who said, "Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that the orthodontist said my...
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. We become friendly, but then who isn't a friend of his? He...
— Shortly after noon Sunday, a black SUV pulled up at the front door of Camelback Ranch amid the breathless aura of a royal homecoming. Two Dodgers employees were waiting on the curb. Several others were staring out from inside the main building....
The Hartford CourantFirst, my 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote: 1. Jack Morris 2. Curt Schilling 3. Craig Biggio 4. Jeff Bagwell 5. Mike Piazza Second, my strong recommendation: Read the commentary titled "The Steroid Era Vote" by Howard Bryant on ESPN.com. The...
The most intriguing game that baseball plays is not hitting and pitching. It is musical chairs. This is the sport's funny season. But unlike golf, where the funny season was simply a time for Freddie Couples to make more money for Christmas shopping,...
So I was sitting in the office when I happened to remark that I liked the Giants for the World Series. Like the Greek Furies, three colleagues swooped in and lined up at the cubicle divider. No real Dodgers fan would back San Francisco, they said. And...
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
In 1959 Mayor Richard J. Daley switched on the city's civil defense air-raid sirens when the White Sox clinched the pennant, sending Russian-fearing non-baseball fans into a frenzy. The Sox, up three games to one over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in...
Greg Goossen, a former Dodgers catcher who played six seasons in the major leagues, then dabbled as a boxing trainer and was a stand-in for actor Gene Hackman in more than a dozen films, was found dead Saturday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 65. --...
FrameworkDodger outfielder Willie Davis makes headlong dive back to third base after over-running base in 8th inning of game against St. Louis Cardinals....
Dodgers BlogDodgers score big marketing coup by announcing they have added a Vin Scully bobblehead night for 2012. They also add Kirk Gibson and Eric Karros bobblehead nights....
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