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August 15, 1991
The featured articles on "outing" convinced me, enough is enough. I personally do not care with whom one sleeps. My objection is to the "sexualizing" of situations that have nothing to do with sex. Government offices, college classrooms and Boy Scout troop meetings are inappropriate forums for public declarations of which gender one prefers for sexual relationships. I realize this sounds like an injunction to "stay in the closet," but I fail to see what is gained by public announcement of what goes on between your sheets.
April 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead when Mike Trout walked, Albert Pujols hit a run-scoring double and Erick Aybar hit a run-scoring single. David Freese ended an 0-for-14 skid when he doubled to left-center and later scored on a wild pitch in the seventh, and Trout had a run-scoring single in the ninth. Pujols, who also singled in the first, struck out with the bases loaded to end the ninth. Aybar was seven for 12 in the series to raise his average from .175 to .240.
June 30, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
The Dodgers needed a quality outing from Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday like every 6-year-old fan walking into Dodger Stadium needs a Yasiel Puig T-shirt. After Manager Don Mattingly exhausted the bullpen to the point of using utilityman Skip Schumaker in the team's 16-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday night, Ryu delivered one of his best outings of the year. His two earned runs and seven hits with six strikeouts and three walks in seven innings were good enough to keep the Dodgers in the game before ultimately walking off with a 4-3 win. “Your starter sets the tone and he gave us a good seven innings, put us in position to win,” Mattingly said Aside from two solo home runs to Chase Utley, Ryu (6-3, 2.83 earned-run average)
April 7, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 9, Houston Astros 1 KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the first inning, and hard-throwing Jarred Cosart on the mound, Howie Kendrick stroked a two-run single to right-center to give the Angels a 3-0 lead, a cushion that allowed left-hander C.J. Wilson to pitch aggressively. AT THE PLATE: Kendrick, who added a run-scoring single to cap a three-run seventh, has eight hits in his last 19 at-bats after going hitless in his first 10 at-bats of the season.
April 1, 1990
Your story on outing was a thought-provoking, well-written piece. It brought up many good points, pro and con, and showed how complex an issue this practice really is. I would just like to add my two cents. First, we must remember that outing is usually reserved for public figures (role models), so we are not speaking about outing John Doe who lives down the street. Each instance of outing has to be and must be judged on its own. I personally do not know how much is gained by outing entertainers.
April 17, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Lincecum had his best start of the season Monday night. But, unfortunately for San Francisco Giants fans, that's not saying much. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had another rough start to a game, this time giving up four runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning. Lincecum already has given up nine first-inning runs in three starts this season after giving up just eight in all of last year. He regained his composure against the Phillies, going six innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with six strikeouts and one walk.
September 14, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Museum Day 2011 on Sept. 24 means free admission to places such as Storm King Art Center north of New York City and Frank Lloyd Wright's home near Chicago. It's a good excuse to plan a weekend getaway and drop in on a museum you've never visited. The deal: Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2011 is offered at selected museums around the country. Check out the list at the website and make plans, whether you stay close to home or are on the road. Fill out the ticket request form online to score the freebie.
August 24, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale had a rough night in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Texas Rangers. The left-hander gave up eight hits and eight runs over seven innings to fall to 9-12 on the season. But while the game was virtually meaningless for the lowly White Sox in the standings, that didn't stop Sale from taking out his frustrations on an ice chest in the dugout between innings. Based on his arm movement during the ice-chest beatdown, Sale definitely had the strength to pitch two more innings, but his erratic technique probably is what also led to his bad night on the mound.
March 30, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
SAN DIEGO - What if the Dodgers' rotation actually featured three aces? Three guys for whom most teams would sell their baseball souls? And if they did, would it actually be enough? The Dodgers received seven more scoreless innings from Hyun-Jin Ryu in baseball's Sunday night opener, but he still couldn't pull out the victory when their grand bullpen plan crumbled. When Ryu exited after the seventh inning with a 1-0 lead, the call went to reliever Brian Wilson, who promptly gave up a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter Seth Smith and a two-run single to Chris Denorfia.
March 15, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  - The Angels' most intriguing start of the spring could come Monday, when Joe Blanton takes his next turn. If Blanton turns in a second consecutive strong performance, the Angels might have to consider whether they can afford to get rid of him. That might sound ludicrous, given how poorly Blanton pitched last year. But the Angels appear short on pitching depth. Without Blanton, the Angels' depth chart would have seven starters. Of the 30 major league teams, only the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers did not use more than seven starters last season.
March 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- Coming into spring training, the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation appeared to be Josh Beckett's to lose. And if he has many more outings like the one he did Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, that could be exactly what happens. In his second Cactus League start, Beckett was pounded for five runs and six hits - three of them long home runs - in a three-inning, 52-pitch outing in which he fooled nobody. "The game plan was to throw heaters," said Beckett, who struck out three batters in two scoreless innings in his first spring outing a week ago. "I didn't know those guys were in [our]
March 7, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers. It was still a significant step for an Angels left-hander who struggled with his command and pitch efficiency with the Chicago White Sox last season. "Last year, I was usually close to 40 pitches in the second inning," said Santiago, who was acquired in the three-team Mark Trumbo trade.
February 5, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
  Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau tried to soften the sting of his team's swoon toward the Olympic break Wednesday night after a fourth loss in five home games. "There's a lot of teams that would like to be in our position now," Boudreau said. "We're going to overcome this. Everyone who wants to jump off the bandwagon, go ahead. We're going to be there when it counts. " Yet, after a 2-0 loss at Honda Center to the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim's once-comfortable perch is under undeniable attack.
January 23, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MIAMI - Sometimes the Lakers disintegrate horribly and lose by 36 to the Clippers. Sometimes they fall in overtime to Chicago by allowing a ridiculously easy inbounds play with 0.9 seconds left. Occasionally, though, they surprise you, winning games against those very same Clippers and Houston earlier this season. Sad but true, their surprises are now measured by close losses against superior teams. Such was Thursday, a 109-102 defeat Thursday against the obviously better Miami Heat even though Dwyane Wade sat out because of chronic knee soreness.
January 8, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Many business relationships are forged on the golf course, often smack in the middle of the workday. But some women say they still feel awkward stepping out of the office for a round of golf. Karen Firestone, chief executive of Aureus Asset Management in Boston, said she was surprised by the reaction she received while playing a few holes on a recent weekday afternoon. "Hey, great to see you. But don't you still work?" one man said. "So, you've finally decided to retire?"
December 11, 2013 | John M. Glionna and Michael Muskal
Veterans of Lovelock, an isolated northwestern Nevada town with just one stoplight, know all about the lethal one-two punch of bitter-cold weather and the bleak, inhospitable Kamma Mountains that surround them. The 2,000 residents also revel in their sense of neighborliness. Those factors came together Tuesday as scores of community members put chores aside to join a search that ended in the dramatic rescue of a young family that folks here consider one of their own -- two adults and four small children on a weekend outing who vanished in subzero weather.
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