September 1, 2001
Let me get this straight. Because Chad Kreuter is a "scrub," his opinion concerning Chan Ho Park's performance isn't valid? That's the type of thinking I've grown accustomed to from Dodger fans. Have you ever heard of Sparky Anderson? Whitey Herzog? Tony La Russa? Tom Kelly? Hey, maybe you've heard of this Walter Alston guy someplace. These managers could all be described as "scrubs" who went on to excel as managers. Jim Tracy (another scrub) is only the latest to demonstrate that it doesn't take physical abilities to succeed in the cerebral game of baseball.
October 31, 1998 |
Dodger pitcher Jeff Shaw, who has strongly considered requesting a trade, is now leaning toward remaining with the ballclub, and his decision is expected early next week, his agent said Friday. "We've had many good conversations with the Dodgers, especially in the last few days, and I think Jeff and Julie [Shaw's wife] feel they have all the information they need to make a decision, probably by Monday or Tuesday," said Joe Bick, Shaw's representative.
June 10, 2000
After the three-game series at Anaheim, I wonder if other Dodger fans feel as I do, that most likely the right manager is managing the wrong team. JOE COHEN Los Angeles Regarding the Dodgers' current hidden-camera TV ads: What were they thinking? I can't believe that I am the only person who finds the sight of a young man wearing a Dodger jacket frightening an elderly woman into interrupting her meal and moving to another seat disgusting. MIKE KVAMMEN South Pasadena We Angel fans always knew that The Times slanted toward the Dodgers in its coverage, but Sunday's coverage took the cake.
September 23, 1997
Montreal Expo trainer Ron McClain has been suspended for the final seven games of the season and fined a reported $200 by the National League for using profane and threatening language toward an umpire in the Expos' 1-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sept. 14. Montreal Manager Felipe Alou, second baseman Mike Lansing and McClain were ejected by plate umpire Larry Vanover after a disputed ninth-innning play at home plate.
August 30, 1998 |
The Dodgers acknowledge that things haven't been going well recently for closer Jeff Shaw. But they strongly support the all-star pitcher because of what he has meant to the team. Shaw's teammates defended him after he suffered his third blown save of the week Saturday and lost to the New York Mets, 4-3. "Jeff has done a great job," said left-hander Brian Bohanon, who was denied victories twice this week because Shaw failed to protect leads. "The last couple of times out, yeah, he's struggled.
June 10, 2000 |
In earning his first save as a Dodger--and his first since Aug. 7, 1998--on Thursday night, Mike Fetters feels good about his new role as Dodger closer. But he is also quick to point out that the role is also temporary until former closer Jeff Shaw, who has been battling a tired right shoulder, rights himself.