February 23, 2014 |
Pitchers Solomon Bates; Oak Hills; Jr.; Gardena Serra transfer was 7-0 with 0.94 ERA. Quinn Brodey; Loyola; Sr.; Stanford signee is left-hander who likes pressure. Griffin Canning; Santa Margarita; Sr.; UCLA signee comes through in big games. Jack Flaherty; Harvard-Westlake; Sr.; Reigning Division 1 player of the year. Nathan Hadley; Loyola; Sr.; Let's see who can hit his slider. Grant Hockin; Damien; Sr.; UCLA signee with good velocity. Garett King; Orange Lutheran; Sr.; Nebraska signee making big-time improvement.
February 21, 2014 |
Explaining how a natural introvert such as himself could flash Mickey Mouse ears in front of more than 50,000 screaming fans, Adrian Gonzalez looked around the Dodgers' locker room. "It's the clubhouse," he said. "It's the city, it's the fans. " The acquisition of Gonzalez and three other players from the Boston Red Sox in 2012 was expected to transform the Dodgers, and it did. What was unknown at the time was that the deal would also change Gonzalez. With the Dodgers, Gonzalez has allowed his personality to emerge in ways it never did with the Red Sox or San Diego Padres.
January 26, 2014 |
Jerry Kramer used to be bitter about being snubbed by the Hall of Fame, the former Green Bay Packers guard who was an integral part of five championship teams in the 1960s vowing to stick it to the pro football shrine in Canton, Ohio, if he had the chance. "I decided early on that if they ever called, I was going to send them a statuette of my fist with a middle finger raised and tell them to put that in the Hall of Fame," Kramer, 78, said by phone from his home in Boise, Idaho. "I was angry.
January 26, 2014 |
A baseball fanfest bringing together minor leaguers and some major leaguers from the Los Angeles area to benefit research for a cure to Crohn's disease was held on Sunday at the Mid Valley baseball complex in Encino. Put together by former Harvard-Westlake pitchers Max Fried and Lucas Giolito, the event drew a good crowd of fans who received free autographs from participating players, many of whom worked out on the mound and at the plate. Jon Garland, a Kennedy High grad who pitched for the Dodgers and Angels, dropped by to offer his support.
January 15, 2014 |
Max Fried and Lucas Giolito, former pitching standouts at Harvard-Westlake who became first-round draft choices, have put together a special free event for fans on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mid Valley Baseball Complex, 17301 Oxnard Blvd. in Encino. Called Baseball FanFest , fans will be able to watch local professional players in a workout, then get autographs from the players afterward. It's a way for the players to give back to their local community, with free parking and free admission.
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November 22, 2013 |
Michael Weiner, who devoted his adult life to representing Major League Baseball players and rose to become their leader during an era of unprecedented prosperity and labor peace, died Thursday. He was 51. Weiner, who was found to have inoperable brain cancer 15 months ago, died at his New Jersey home, the union said. His casual manner and dress belied his stature as one of the smartest men ever to work in sports. His popularity extended beyond the players and their union to the commissioner's office, and to the very executives against whom he negotiated.