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March 20, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
A man was caught on camera during a Magic vs. Pacer game refusing to share his ice cream cone with his girlfriend. He's watching the game, enjoying his ice cream, when all of the sudden, his girlfriend tries to stick her spoon in it. He nonchalantly pulls away causing her to give him her best "oh-no-you-didn't face. " If you're his girlfriend, or any one of her friends, you're probably thinking this guy is a jerk. She just wanted a little ice cream. What's the big deal?
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SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Every once in a while, amid the emotional ups and downs of high school sports competition, there needs to be a reminder of what's truly important, and nothing offers a more powerful perspective than listening to a father's anguish about his son. "The toughest thing is, I'm completely helpless," Mission Hills Alemany baseball Coach Randy Thompson said in describing the challenge of trying to help his 12-year-old son, Tyler, make it through 15...
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OPINION
October 4, 1992
So, Ross Perot is back in politics. Magic Johnson is back in the ballgame. What is taking Elvis so long? ARNE MYGGEN, Chatsworth
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Susan King
Eva Marie Saint won a supporting actress Oscar for her luminous film debut as Marlon Brando's character's girlfriend in Elia Kazan's landmark 1954 drama, "On the Waterfront. " And she's given memorable turns with Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 "North by Northwest," Paul Newman in Otto Preminger's 1960 epic "Exodus" and Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason in 1986's "Nothing in Common. " But she wasn't an overnight sensation. Arriving in New York in the late 1940s, Saint modeled, studied her craft, worked in radio and was an understudy on Broadway in "Mister Roberts.
SPORTS
June 1, 1985
I propose some alternate lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for some of the "fans" at Dodger Stadium: Thanks for the tickets to the ballgame, I hope there's not a crowd, Buy me a Kool-a-coo and Koala Bear I'm not concerned with how the Dodgers fare For it's root, root, root for whoever To cheer for the winner's my aim Cause I only come three times a year To the Ol' Ball game I'd suggest that...
OPINION
September 14, 2005
Re "Roberts Sees Role as Judicial 'Umpire,'" Sept. 13 Judge John G. Roberts Jr. says, "Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire." But, more than once, I have been to a ballgame that has had its course changed -- and the final outcome altered -- by a bad call from an umpire. I don't think the country, nor the Constitution, can afford the long-term effects of the decisions of an umpire who is so clearly a cheerleader for only one of the teams. JIMMY GOW Torrance Justices Stephen Breyer's and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's hearings lasted three days.
SPORTS
December 29, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
After the game, Cal State Fullerton Coach George McQuarn sat casually with his arm around the chair of his college roommate, UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard, and Bobby Adair called it "just a little ballgame." But it was clearly an opportunity that got away. Fullerton has played UCLA only twice in its basketball history. Last season, the first game between the teams ended in a one-point Fullerton loss.
SPORTS
March 25, 1998
Baseball careers of six NCAA champion basketball coaches. 1. Dean Smith: Kansas catcher (two years) 2. Hank Iba: minor league outfielder (one year) 3. Phog Allen: Kansas baseball coach (two years) 4. Fred Taylor: played 1B for Senators (three years) 5. Ed Jucker: Cincinnati baseball coach (seven years) 6. Al McGuire: St. John's baseball coach-x x-Went to College World Series in 1949 Source: CBS SportsLine
NEWS
July 31, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer's the time for wearing baseball caps, but this season the soft hats with the long bills are no longer just for taking out to the ballgame. Baseball caps are everywhere, from the fashion runways of Milan to the streets of Los Angeles. Hollywood's beautiful people--including Janet Jackson, Madonna and Eddie Murphy--are wearing baseball caps as symbols of their street-wise chic.
SPORTS
June 25, 1988
I suggest a day be set aside at Dodger Stadium in which beach balls are given to each fan. As the balls bound around the decks, a paper airplane-flying contest will provide the winners with prizes. The "fans" might even enjoy a peanut-pitching competition by the concessionaires, as wave after wave undulates 'round and 'round. Fans will be encouraged to arrive late and leave early on this special day. Of course, no distracting ballgame will be played. ALAN PERRY Thousand Oaks
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
A man was caught on camera during a Magic vs. Pacer game refusing to share his ice cream cone with his girlfriend. He's watching the game, enjoying his ice cream, when all of the sudden, his girlfriend tries to stick her spoon in it. He nonchalantly pulls away causing her to give him her best "oh-no-you-didn't face. " If you're his girlfriend, or any one of her friends, you're probably thinking this guy is a jerk. She just wanted a little ice cream. What's the big deal?
SPORTS
March 16, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN FRANCISCO -- All the kids played soccer. Loek van Mil wanted to be different, so he played baseball. This was in the Netherlands, two decades ago, where the youth coaches were the ones that had been exchange students in the United States during the disco era. Van Mil did balance drills, for no good baseball reason. "There is no real use in standing there like a flamingo," van Mil said. The coaches have gotten better, and so have the players. The Netherlands is in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the first time, with a Monday date against the Dominican Republic.
OPINION
March 29, 2012
Finally, Frank McCourt made what appears to be his best decision ever on behalf of the Dodgers: He sold the team to a group that includes a local, business-savvy sports legend, an experienced baseball executive and the head of a deep-pocketed financial services company. Some of that lineup may be window-dressing, but at least the McCourt era is ending and a new one is beginning. What may determine the success of this era is how much the new owners are prepared to invest in the team, developing a roster of top-tier talent and making necessary renovations to the stadium.
SPORTS
February 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Sometime soon, Phil Niekro plans to make his way from his home outside Atlanta to the Braves' spring-training site near Orlando, Florida, where he'll watch a little baseball, play a lot of golf and, as he does every year, throw some batting practice. Niekro is 72, but he can still lob it in there. Besides, age doesn't really matter since anybody who has ever picked up a baseball feels young again when spring training rolls around. Even a man who reported to his first camp more than half a century ago. "I think everyone enjoys spring training," the Hall of Fame member said.
SPORTS
August 26, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Remember who was playing second base for the Dodgers 45 years ago Sunday? If you said John Lennon, you're close. All the Beatles played the infield that night, on a stage set up at second base, draped in blue and white, of course. Yes, Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the "bigger-than-Jesus" Beatles at Dodger Stadium, the first concert in the history of the gleaming 4-year-old ballpark. The third-place Dodgers were off playing the first-place Giants in San Francisco on the day "Nowhere Man" rang out across Chavez Ravine.
SPORTS
July 28, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Fashionably great, the French kids pour down Aisle 2, top deck, at the bottom of the first inning. They ooh-la-la the purple mountains. They ooh-la-la the big green rug. "Let's go, Dod-jeurs!" they holler. "Take me out to zee ball game!" they sing. They fall down a lot. They are teenagers. It is part of the kismet of an old ballyard that you can be sitting there alone on a summer's night, wondering what you can do to further Franco-American relations — if anything — when in wander 25 French schoolkids to take in their very first American baseball game.
OPINION
April 1, 2007 | Teddy Wayne / Illustrations by Adam McCauley
Higher out-of-glove costs: "Baseball Fever" will no longer be covered by most HMOs. Who needs 'em? From July, the season is aborted and played out in a simulated fantasy league. He's in it to win: Ralph Nader insists on appearing on this year's All-Star ballot. Say hi to Jack Nicholson: Unruly fans will be promptly escorted to nearest NBA game. No Barry Bonds jokes: Automatic steroid injectors on second base will be removed.
SPORTS
July 15, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
It has been a summer for learning a new offense and getting used to new coaches for the state's most prolific sophomore quarterback from a year ago, Andrew Elffers of Pasadena Maranatha. He passed for 3,328 yards and 37 touchdowns while throwing mostly from a shotgun formation. The new coach, Peter Karavedas, a 27-year-old former defensive coordinator at Whittier Christian, hired Mike Owens, a former Van Nuys High and Oregon quarterback, to install a West Coast passing scheme, in which the quarterback takes the snap from under center, looks for quick releases and must make pinpoint passes.
SPORTS
April 7, 2011 | By Jeff Shain and Teddy Greenstein
Reporting from Augusta, Ga. — Tiger Woods didn't break 70 to begin his Masters quest on Thursday. That's nothing new — he has done it only once in 17 opening rounds at Augusta National. Nor did being six shots behind co-leaders Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros seem all that bothersome. After all, he has come back from an opening Masters deficit of seven before. "I'm right there in the ballgame," Woods said after a one-under-par 71 left him squarely in the chase pack.
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