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December 13, 1998
"This is an affront to baseball. This just accentuates the problems we've been talking about, the disparity between small-market teams."--Sandy Alderson, baseball executive vice president. *** "The bottom line is that this is a great signing. You look at the one thing we needed most, a dominant No. 1 starter, and they went out and got the guy we needed."--Eric Karros, Dodger first baseman. *** "I don't mean to criticize Kevin Brown, but it's a truly tragic day for baseball. It's extraordinary.
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July 13, 2013 | Andrew Gastelum
Baseball is a game of lore, the beauty of a story. In 1930, the New York Yankees paid Babe Ruth $80,000, at that time an astronomical figure for playing a working man's game. Back then, most players needed an off-season job to help pay for milk and diapers. When Ruth was asked how he felt about making more money than President Hoover, his response, like his glorified playing days, became legend. "I had a better year than Hoover," he quipped. Today, Major League Baseball's minimum annual salary is $490,000 -- $90,000 more than President Obama makes.
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December 13, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pushing player salaries to yet another level, the Dodgers on Saturday made Kevin Brown baseball's first $100-million player, signing the free agent pitcher to a record seven-year, $105-million contract that stirred concern and anger throughout the industry. Brown's package surpassed the previous records for total value and average annual salary established in the last few months during this dizzying season of free agent signings.
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August 20, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
— Chad Billingsley grinned after hearing the question: Would he keep his beard? After all, the Dodgers right-hander has reeled off victories in six consecutive starts since he began growing it, which coincided with Billingsley's coming off a stint on the disabled list. Billingsley said the beard probably would stay and why not? In his latest gem Sunday, he threw seven innings against the Braves as the Dodgers defeated Atlanta, 5-0, at Turner Field. Luis Cruz continued his hot batting with a home run in the fifth inning, and Mark Ellis delivered a three-run double in the ninth inning to secure the win. The victory gave the Dodgers seven wins on their 10-day trip to Miami, Pittsburgh and Atlanta.
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December 5, 1986 | STEVE DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
After nearly seven weeks of running circles around one another, San Diego State's basketball players sought a diversion. So now, the Aztecs are letting others run circles around them. Arizona handed SDSU its second consecutive decisive defeat of the season Thursday night, 110-78, in front of 2,430 fans in the San Diego Sports Arena in the Aztecs' home opener.
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July 20, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Brown understood the ground rules. As baseball's first $100-million player, Brown knew the heat of great expectations would increase the moment he signed the stunning $105-million deal with the Dodgers. But he didn't expect this. The Dodgers have been a laughingstock. They have been an embarrassment on the field, proving that an $80-million payroll doesn't necessarily buy happiness--or enough victories to avoid last place in the National League West.
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June 5, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Chili Davis' chopper in the sixth inning had gotten past Ranger second baseman Julio Franco . . . Or if Dante Bichette's eighth-inning grounder had been a few inches more to the right of shortstop Jeff Huson . . . Or if Brian Downing's towering fly ball with two out in the ninth inning had cleared the center-field fence, the Angels say they might have won. That's three "ifs," and four missed chances in the past week to reach .500.
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July 13, 2013 | Andrew Gastelum
Baseball is a game of lore, the beauty of a story. In 1930, the New York Yankees paid Babe Ruth $80,000, at that time an astronomical figure for playing a working man's game. Back then, most players needed an off-season job to help pay for milk and diapers. When Ruth was asked how he felt about making more money than President Hoover, his response, like his glorified playing days, became legend. "I had a better year than Hoover," he quipped. Today, Major League Baseball's minimum annual salary is $490,000 -- $90,000 more than President Obama makes.
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January 15, 2005
Now that the same team has Randy Johnson, Kevin Brown and Gary Sheffield, it should be renamed the New York Crankies. Dennis Mouradian Long Beach
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March 21, 2011 | T.J. Simers
From Phoenix They stay for a while, sharing the common trait of taking themselves very seriously, before they just disappear. Go right down the list of head cases, and I won't even mention the name of Gary Matthews Jr . But how about Kevin Brown , Chad Kreuter , F .P. Santangelo , Kenny Lofton , Esteban Loaiza , Brian Jordan , George Sherrill , Jason Phillips , Odalis Perez , Andruw Jones and now Marcus Thames...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Kevin Brown, a South Los Angeles physician and son of a former premier of Bermuda, was found guilty Monday on 21 charges related to sexual assaults on nine female patients, including a 15-year-old and an undercover police officer. Brown was found guilty on counts that included sexual battery by fraud, sexual exploitation by a physician and lewd act upon a child. The jury deadlocked on eight other charges. As Los Angeles County Superior Judge Michael E. Pastor read the verdicts, Brown shook his head incredulously and looked back several times at family members seated in the second row, including his father, former Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown.
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August 12, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Kevin Brown was a prominent South L.A. physician with an impressive international resume. He was also the son of the former premier of Bermuda. He organized charity fundraisers at the Playboy Mansion attended by celebrities like Don Cheadle and Khloe Kardashian. Authorities, however, allege that Brown was also a predator who sexually assaulted nearly a dozen patients, including a 15-year-old and an undercover Los Angeles Police Department officer. After a nearly three-week trial, the jury began deliberations Thursday in the case.
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March 21, 2011 | T.J. Simers
From Phoenix They stay for a while, sharing the common trait of taking themselves very seriously, before they just disappear. Go right down the list of head cases, and I won't even mention the name of Gary Matthews Jr . But how about Kevin Brown , Chad Kreuter , F .P. Santangelo , Kenny Lofton , Esteban Loaiza , Brian Jordan , George Sherrill , Jason Phillips , Odalis Perez , Andruw Jones and now Marcus Thames...
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September 8, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
UCLA junior Kevin Brown has already made his mark as a starter on both offense and defense for the Bruins. In 2003, he became UCLA's first freshman to start at offensive guard since Duval Love did so in 1981, and in 2004, he was a first-unit defensive tackle who led the Bruins in sacks. But after sitting out last season because of a left ankle injury that required surgery, Brown found himself playing with the second unit in UCLA's 31-10 victory over Utah last week.
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February 22, 2006 | T.J. Simers
I expected Kwame Brown to fumble for answers, maybe turn over something or miss the point of the whole conversation, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn he's a professional and really a very well-spoken stiff. My intention before the Lakers' game with Portland had been to talk to Lamar Odom and urge him to score more, but as soon as he saw the media enter the locker room, he decided to leave -- moving to his left, of course, as he walked out.
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July 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kevin Brown was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday because of his bad back and Carl Pavano's return from a shoulder injury was pushed back, leaving the New York Yankees uncertain about two turns in their rotation this week. Brown met with a doctor in Colorado and Manager Joe Torre said Tuesday that Brown wouldn't pitch until Brown's doctor and the team doctor talked and came up with a plan.
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July 24, 2005 | T.J. Simers
Kevin Brown started for the New York Yankees on Saturday in Angel Stadium. Make my day. Or, the 3 1/3 innings that Mr. Grumpy lasted, things getting so bad that he was replaced by a nobody sporting a 19.08 earned-run average, after getting tagged for seven runs. The way Mr. Grumpy is going these days, I wouldn't be surprised now if every team in the league would be agreeable to contracting a private plane for his use, just to make sure he showed up to pitch against them.
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April 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
Chris Young, not Kevin Brown, resembled a poised veteran. While the big rookie kept the Yankees off balance, Brown was hit hard from the start. It took all of seven pitches for the Yankee Stadium crowd to start booing him Friday night, when the Texas Rangers beat up Brown and New York, 5-3. "I didn't get caught up in it," Young said. "It's another mound for me." Perplexing the Yankees with a 72-mph breaking ball, Young (2-1) prevented New York from extending its winning streak to three.
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