June 25, 2013 |
Matt Kemp is back, back, back. That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders. Matt Kemp went back, back, back before stretching and catching the fly ball over his right shoulder as he collapsed on the warning track. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, San Francisco 5 With Dodger Stadium shaking in deafening delight, Kemp jumped up and punched the outfield wall with a screaming defiance.
April 1, 2013 |
Here is this year's list of 25 things I positively guarantee will happen with the Dodgers this season. If you will examine last year's list of predictions, you will note I hit every single one. It's a gift. 1. On opening day fans will marvel at the new high-definition screens, and then complain the concession lines are still too long. 2. Much to his surprise, Zack Greinke will discover he actually loves the media. 3. Guggenheim will announce it is buying AEG, two movie studios, the Los Angeles Times, two small South American countries, and build an NFL stadium in the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
March 26, 2013 |
Join Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna at 10:30 a.m. today for a live discussion of the Angels and Dodgers. Two big topics: The Angels are on the verge of trading Vernon Wells to the Yankees, while the Dodgers need to figure out what to do with Yasiel Puig. As Hernandez wrote this week about Puig: "Manager Don Mattingly has dropped hints in recent days that spring-training sensation Yasiel Puig could make the Dodgers ' opening-day roster as a reserve outfielder.
January 3, 2013 |
For openers, it is again the big, nasty, orange-and-back-clad San Francisco Giants. Also it should probably be mentioned, the World Series champion Giants. Major League Baseball announced the games and times for its opening week Thursday, with the Dodgers playing host to the Giants on April Fool's Day at 1 p.m. as part of a four-game package on ESPN. The official season opener comes the previous evening, MLB/ESPN selecting the Houston Astros' entrance into the American League at home on March 31 against state rival Texas Rangers at 5 p.m. The Dodgers-Giants game is the second of four games ESPN will broadcast on that Monday, the first being a 10 a.m. contest between the Red Sox and Yankees.
October 21, 2012 |
This one's not for everyone. There's not a whole lot that involves the Dodgers, and it's admittedly personal. But these moments come to us at some point, though clearly the perks of being a sportswriter make them much more common. The opportunity arrives in a flash, normally without warning, and if you don't act quickly is gone forever. This is about Brian Wilson. No, not the Giants' curious reliever. This is about Brian Wilson, Beach Boys legend. The moment occurred at the Dodgers' 2012 home opener against the Pirates on April 10. The Beach Boys, celebrating the start of the 50th anniversary tour, were to sing a song and the national anthem.
October 18, 2012 |
The Dodgers' opening-day payroll in 2013 could be double what it was last season, but the pricing structure for season tickets at Dodger Stadium doesn't appear to be changing significantly. Season-ticket prices for about 8,000 seats in the 56,000-seat ballpark will increase, but prices for more than 10,000 of them will go down. About 38,000 will remain the same. The price changes that occurred were largely the result of the reclassification of seats, according to David Siegel, the senior director of ticket sales.