August 27, 2013 |
Come on, how would you like to take a little Sunday drive along “Don Mattingly Way"? It can now be done, though it will require you to find your way to Evansville, Ind. Hey, there's a price to pay for everything in life. The Evansville City Council voted Monday to rename a stretch of road that stretches by a baseball field where Mattingly used to play and then wraps around a park. “It's where I grew up over there,” Mattingly said. “I played Little League at that park.
May 1, 2013 |
It was part spectacle, part marketing scheme, and partly like being in someone's bad music video. Only on a baseball field. If that picture is slightly hard to fathom, then you clearly are unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Psy. Those crafty Dodgers marketing types, however, are well versed in the “Gangnam Style” star's international dancing and singing fame. Which is why it was arranged for Psy to meet Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, their common bond being -- they are both from South Korea.
January 28, 2013 |
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October. Jeter fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop Monday at the team's minor league complex. “Everything went well,” Jeter says. Jeter broke the ankle in the first game of the American League Championship Series against Detroit on Oct. 13. He is expected to be ready for opening day. Jeter, 38, led the majors with 216 hits last season and hit .316.
January 3, 2013 |
Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is among a group that paid $3.4 million to Don and Becky Lansing for the 193-acre site that played host to the iconic baseball field in the movie "Field of Dreams. " "Certainly this is a momentous time for both Donnie and I," Becky Lansing said. "We have been preparing for this sale for a few years, and our family, including Donnie's sister Betty Boeckenstedt, will continue to be a part of the movie site through the transition with the new owners and, likely, beyond.
July 21, 2012 |
PETAH TIQWA, Israel -- The finest baseball field in Israel is here, with a tree beyond center field whose branches and leaves lean over the outfield wall, with rickety wooden bleachers atop a mix of dirt, pebbles and weeds. The field is part of a conference center and recreational facility established by Americans. The second-best field in the country is part of a village founded by Americans. The Israel Baseball League, a professional league dreamed up and poorly implemented by Americans, collapsed after one season.
May 31, 2012 |
Vin Scully has been a Dodgers broadcaster since 1950, when the team was in Brooklyn. The current players have grown up listening to his unique voice and many even recall the first time they heard the broadcasting legend say their name. In the video above, the players talk to The Times about what Scully means to the team - and America. Said Andre Ethier: "Just to hear him talk in person gives you chills every once in a while. " Said Adam Kennedy: "Vin Scully to me is not just California baseball, but baseball in general.