February 21, 2014 |
The Dodgers have accomplished much in a history that can be traced back 131 years. Here are some notable facts about the franchise heading into the 2014 season: Founded: 1883 (Interstate Association) National League debut: 1890 Team names: Brooklyn Greys (1883, 1885-1887), Brooklyn Atlantics (1884), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Brooklyn Grooms (1891-1895), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910, 1913), Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912), Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931)
October 23, 2013 |
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free. Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
October 22, 2013 |
A day after Manager Don Mattingly said he wanted his entire coaching staff to return next season, the Dodgers fired his bench coach of three years. By dismissing Trey Hillman on Tuesday morning, upper management signaled to Mattingly that if he is to manage the Dodgers next season, he will manage under their terms. Mattingly revealed Monday a growing rift between him and the front office, insinuating he might not return in 2014 if he isn't offered a multiple-year contract.
October 11, 2013 |
In theory, Fox Broadcasting should have no rooting interest in the upcoming American League and National League Championship Series that will determine who goes to the World Series, which airs on the network. But theory is not reality and Fox executives are no doubt breathing a small sigh of relief that the small-market Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays have been eliminated. However, they are not all the way out of the woods yet. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings The dream World Series for Fox is the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League vs. the Boston Red Sox of the American League.
October 11, 2013 |
It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game. And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when Carlos Beltran singled off Kenley Jansen to finally drive in the winning run in St. Louis. The Dodgers had chances all night to win the game but left 11 runners on base, hit into three double plays and had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning.
October 3, 2013 |
The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division, while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they've seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves, who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National League division series at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday. Kershaw was dominating, striking out 12 Braves and holding them to the one run on just three hits in his seven innings. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Braves 1 It was the second-most strikeouts in the postseason for a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, after the 15 New York Yankees Sandy Koufax struck out in the opener of the 1963 World Series.