May 18, 2002 |
Jose Canseco claims 85% of major league baseball players are taking steroids. "There would be no baseball left if they drug-tested everyone today," he said Friday during an interview with Fox Sports Net. Canseco, who announced his retirement earlier in the week, refused to say if he took steroids. "It's completely restructured the game as we know it," he said. "That's why guys are hitting 50 or 60 or 75 home runs."
June 4, 1985 |
By the time Padre shortstop Garry Templeton's four-year contract expires in 1988, maybe Joey Cora or Mark Cole will be ready to inherit a position that up until this past winter was expected to go to Ozzie Guillen. Guillen was traded to the Chicago White Sox in the LaMarr Hoyt deal last winter. Thus, the opening for a young shortstop in the Padre organization. In the two rounds of the regular phase of the major league baseball draft held Monday, the Padres selected two shortstops.
December 8, 1991 |
Commissioner Fay Vincent's emphasis on considering minorities for managerial jobs has not led the Angels, Dodgers or Padres to hire a black manager. But all three teams have black or Latino managers in their farm systems who can be considered, however distantly, on the managerial track. Jerry Royster had to be convinced by Fred Claire, Dodger executive vice president, and Charlie Blaney, the club's director of minor league operations, that he would enjoy managing.
June 15, 1986 |
Today in Boardman, Ohio, the boredom will end when the phone rings. Frank Dravecky, father of five boys (one's a major leaguer), will answer. As always, the conversation will go something like this: "Hello, Dravecky residence." "Hey, Frank. Dave's pitching great today. I'm watching on my satellite. It's the fifth inning and he hasn't given up a run. I'll be back in touch." "Well, thanks for calling. Bye." Unfortunately, Frank can't see for himself.
July 3, 1985 |
I didn't know whether I was looking for the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman or an escapee from the midway at the county fair, but I had to investigate. Having heard of strange beings at the stadium, I slipped quietly into the Padre clubhouse expecting to apprehend some character straight from the Star Wars cantina. All seemed peaceful. Terry Kennedy was sitting in his corner reading--or dozing over--a hefty hardbound book.
April 29, 1985 |
Early Sunday morning, before the clocks had sprung forward from 1:59 to 3 a.m., Tim Flannery had been awakened and told to go home to San Diego, for his wife was having a baby. Then early Sunday afternoon, news came to the Padre dugout in Dodger Stadium that Flannery's wife, Donna, had given birth to a 7-pound 12-ounce boy, this being the most production from a Padre leadoff hitter in weeks.
October 11, 2005 |
Owner Frank McCourt plans to take an active role in the selection of the next Dodger manager, although he wouldn't say whether he would participate in the interviews with five candidates beginning today. Ron Wotus, the San Francisco Giant bench coach, was announced Monday as the fifth candidate, joining Dodger minor league staffers Terry Collins and Jerry Royster, recently fired Detroit Tiger manager Alan Trammell and Cleveland Indian minor league manager Torey Lovullo.
March 18, 2006 |
With spring training winding down, the Dodger brain trust will convene Sunday to exchange views on the 25-man roster and formulate a plan for a triple-A team stocked with top prospects. General Manager Ned Colletti, assistants Kim Ng, Roy Smith and Bill Lajoie, Manager Grady Little and his coaches will be joined by player development director Terry Collins and the triple-A staff of Manager Jerry Royster and coaches Steve Yeager and Ken Howell.
January 10, 2006 |
Eddie Murray is strongly considering an offer to become Dodger batting coach and is expected to make a decision today, sources said Monday. If the Hall of Fame slugger accepts, new Manager Grady Little's staff will be complete. The third base coach will be Rich Donnelly, who has been a major league coach for 25 years, the last three with the Milwaukee Brewers. Donnelly was third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates in their early 1990s heyday under manager Jim Leyland.
July 30, 1992 |
By the end of September, Eric Karros will be worrying about more than winning the rookie of the year award. He will be worrying about Chinese history, Russian history, Turkish history and economics. Karros has registered for the fall session at UCLA in hopes of earning 15 credits for his degree. School begins during the final home stand of the season, so Karros will attend a couple of classes before games. "The schedule works out fine," he said.