May 31, 2001 |
I like one of the Dodgers--I'm sure I will get over it. It could take awhile, though. Jim Colborn is the pitching coach for the Dodgers, and while he has done his best work for Seattle so far in uniting Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki with the Mariners, it shows he knows something about making baseball exciting. I'm not talking about that look of excitement in the eyes of those who get to bat against Eric Gagne, but a thrilling reason to come to the park.
September 16, 2003 |
A six-week stretch in which their 26-13 record is the National League's best illustrates that the Dodgers have more good things going for them now than at any time in six months. The catalog is larger, but citing only the ongoing dominance of the rotation and bullpen, the offensive revival of Shawn Green and Adrian Beltre, the middle-infield defense of Cesar Izturis and Alex Cora and the wider contributions of the lineup and bench, the Dodgers suddenly have the look of a formidable October team.
March 14, 2003 |
I am watching replays of the Wednesday night incident involving Guillermo Mota and Mike Piazza and reading comments by the Dodgers and New York Mets e-mailed to me by colleagues. Though several hundred miles from the rhetoric, I still feel the vibrations from the Dodger spin and see Mota's blue cap take the shape of a dunce.
May 19, 1994 |
It was by no means a typical salutation. "Happy 25th anniversary to Jenny and Jim Colb . . . Colborn." That was what the man with the microphone said to the 6,000-plus folks squeezed into a baseball stadium in Comstock Park, Mich. "Hey," he said, upon further consideration, "that's our manager." The guests had come together not to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Ventura County couple, but rather for an equally (although some would say more) special occasion.
November 15, 1985
Owners of minor league baseball teams in the California League are expected to vote tonight at a meeting in San Jose to approve the move of the Lodi franchise to Ventura County. The franchise, owned by Ventura County businessmen Ken McMullen, Jim Colborn and Jim Biby, won approval Tuesday night from the Ventura County Community College District Board to play its home games next season at Ventura College.
October 4, 2001 |
Dan Evans' first official move as new Dodger General Manager on Wednesday was renewing the contracts of Manager Jim Tracy's coaching staff for the 2002 season, giving the rookie manager a modicum of continuity to work with this winter and next year.