April 30, 2010 |
I have a good heart. Dr. Paul Weinstein has pictures to prove it following my angiogram, the chest pain now attributed to the stress from attending a Kings game and reading columns gushing about Kobe . I took my initial concerns to Dr. Thomas Parsa and his tireless nurse, Danielle Davis , who recommended Weinstein, a heart specialist — the pair dubious, but still willing to learn if I had one. I then had the...
November 14, 2005 |
After all his talk about restoring Dodger tradition, would Frank McCourt hire a key member of his team's most reviled rival as general manager? In the case of Ned Colletti, it might be a shrewd move. Colletti, assistant GM of the San Francisco Giants the last nine years, is one of a small group of candidates the Dodgers have seriously considered since Paul DePodesta was fired 17 days ago.
April 30, 2010
Two Dodgers employees received multiyear contract extensions this past off-season. Quiz: Which one lamented publicly the alleged failures of the other in stating, "Why is it? Because he got a new deal?" The player, commenting on the GM who assembled a pitching staff worthy of triple-A ball? Or the GM, commenting on the player who lead the majors in runs scored and is in the top five in homers and RBIs? If you answered the latter, welcome to L.A.'s nightmare. Jeff Kahl Aliso Viejo By ripping Matt Kemp, at or near the top of the NL in many offensive categories, Ned Colletti continues to reaffirm that he has no clue what he's doing as general manager.
September 26, 2006 |
Amid the mad swirl of a pennant race, all it takes for Ned Colletti to find his center is to tour his hardscrabble hometown in a rental car. The sights of his childhood homes and haunts bring back memories, to be sure, but it is the sounds that remind him how he pushed himself to move forward, onward, upward. The roar of jets flying into O'Hare airport directly over his family's tiny brick house. The screech of train brakes at the Bensenville Freight Yard a block away.
October 1, 2008 |
If only for a few minutes, Ned Colletti looked relaxed. The Dodgers' general manager had learned that his team would face the Chicago Cubs in the National League division series. The visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park in San Francisco was clearing out on Sunday, as players rushed out of the showers, dressed quickly and dashed through the back door to the team bus. Colletti wasn't in a hurry.
September 2, 2009 |
Amid the rows of chilled, sparkling luxury suites at Dodger Stadium, one is not air conditioned. Coincidence or not, it's the one belonging to Ned Colletti. The Dodgers general manager was smiling through the stifling heat Tuesday, wearing a long-sleeve dress shirt in his fancy steam bath. "This is great," he said. "I'm great." Oh yeah? Well, it's about to get hotter. Colletti finished his season's work late Monday night, acquiring enough players to satisfy most of the team's postseason needs.