November 22, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. They're huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there's nothing much else to but sweat. The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with the Dodgers. Must be good box office. Last time we saw the Diamondbacks, they had their panties in snit because several of the Dodgers celebrated capturing the National League West in Phoenix by jumping into the swimming pool at Chase Field.
October 9, 2013 |
The silly swimming pool incident isn't even dry yet and, still, the Arizona Diamondbacks recklessly insist on jumping back into the deep end with the Dodgers. This time, it's Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers essentially saying that his pitchers should have thrown at the Dodgers this past season, and intimated they will be punished if they don't retaliate next year. Towers told Arizona Sports 620 on Tuesday that he was so angry when the Dodgers were playfully eating bananas in their dugout during a Sept.
September 11, 2013 |
Was going to do all that wizardry that goes into the crafting of fine stories on Kirk Gibson's nearly 20-minute interview on his historic World Series home run. But realizing most followers of the team can never get enough of that 1988 moment, here is most of the nearly 20-minute interview presented pretty much unedited: On walking into Dodger Stadium and seeing video of his game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series: “When I...
September 10, 2013 |
With the Arizona Diamondbacks in town this week, the Dodgers asked the visiting manager to speak about a home run he hit 25 years ago at a Tuesday news conference. Kirk Gibson's home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series is the most famous home run in Dodgers history. But images of Gibson limping around the bases and pumping his fist are also a constant reminder that the Dodgers haven't won a championship since then. The Dodgers could be moving closer to providing a new generation of fans with October memories of their own. The team's magic number to win the National League West is down to six after pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke's 11th-inning, two-run, walk-off home run, giving L.A. a 5-3 victory over the second-place Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
August 24, 2013
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? HITTERS Mike Scioscia - Manager of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Franklin Stubbs - Hitting coach, triple-A Albuquerque. Steve Sax - First-base coach, Arizona Diamondbacks. Alfredo Griffin - First-base coach, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jeff Hamilton - Mortgage banker, Fenton, Mich. Kirk Gibson - Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks. John Shelby - Coach, Milwaukee Brewers Mike Marshall - Commissioner, Pacific Assn. independent league.
August 19, 2013 |
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in. John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days ago. With defiance. The Red Sox hate the Yankees, and vice versa. As the teams headed into a key, late-season series, Lackey told reporters the continued presence of Alex Rodriguez in a Yankees uniform, while appealing his 211-day suspension because of new allegations of drug use, did not sit well with him. "I've got a problem with it; you bet I do," Lackey said.