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December 19, 1999
Michael Ramirez's Dec. 15 editorial cartoon faults politics for the legal troubles of Linda Tripp. Fact is, Bill Clinton was put through the legal process, was impeached and the Senate voted not to remove him from office. Tripp, on the other hand, allegedly committed an illegal act of wiretapping and now must face the law. Perhaps Ramirez's cartoon should have depicted Tripp hanging from the cord of her own telephone. PRABA CHANDRAN Playa del Rey
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April 27, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Certainty isn't normally a part of the injury business, unless of course it's determined you need to go under the knife. Each injury tends to take its own path -- short, long, unexpected turns, easy, tough. Hanley Ramirez has a thumb injury , and apparently it's not serious. He came out of Saturday's game after the third inning with a sore right thumb, which is scary since he had surgery on the same thumb before the start of last season. The X-rays were negative; the Dodgers called it a bruise and said he was day to day. Everyone exhaled.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1985
The beating Ramirez received at the hands of angry citizens was the only punishment he'll ever get for his crimes. From here on out, it's all roses. First, there will be a long and costly trial. After he's convicted (in spite of the experts mobilized to defend him), he'll be housed in clean private quarters, kept in idleness, and fed and clothed at state expense. His teeth will be fixed. His health, both physical and mental, will be checked periodically and treated, all by the state.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez was smiling Sunday. Clayton Kershaw wasn't. Whereas Ramirez was able to pinch-hit a day after he bruised his surgically repaired right thumb, Kershaw was informed by the Dodgers he would pitch in another minor league game before making his return from the disabled list. Asked whether he was fine with the team's decision, Kershaw replied, "Not really. " Sidelined because of a strained back muscle, Kershaw hasn't pitched for the Dodgers since the their season opener in Australia on March 22. Kershaw wanted to pitch for the Dodgers on Wednesday in Minnesota.
OPINION
January 11, 2002
Michael Ramirez's Jan. 8 cartoon equating Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle with Sept. 11 attackers goes beyond bad taste. To equate Daschle's economic ideas with murderous, terrorist actions suggests to me that Ramirez thinks that normal political give and take, if it does not bow down to our $1.3-trillion tax cut president, is a danger to our nation. This cartoon is hateful and petty in the extreme. Brian L. Mark Altadena Typically I find Ramirez's cartoons simply unfunny and overly obvious.
SPORTS
February 23, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Manny Ramirez shouted in Spanish across the clubhouse to Angel Berroa. "I told them I'm not coming back next year!" Ramirez told Berroa, pulling his head back as he laughed. Nearby was a group of reporters he had spoken to earlier Monday, after arriving at the Dodgers' spring-training complex three days before position players were obligated to do so. Perhaps Ramirez was amused that he could still make headlines by simply verbalizing widely held assumptions -- in this case, that this season would be his last with the Dodgers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez was wrestled to the floor and dragged from the courtroom by bailiffs Wednesday afternoon after they apparently became upset when he turned his head in the direction of a witness who was being escorted past him. Three bailiffs repeatedly struck the lanky defendant with their fists as they jumped on him and quickly pulled him out a doorway and back to his holding cell. Ramirez, who as usual was manacled in leg chains, did not cry out during the brief struggle.
NEWS
May 8, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez admitted to police shortly after he was taken into custody that he was the feared serial killer, according to sealed testimony from Ramirez's preliminary hearing that was made public Wednesday. "I want the electric chair. They should have shot me on the street," Los Angeles Police Officer George Thomas quoted Ramirez as having said while being held in an interview room at an East Los Angeles police station. "I did it, you know. You guys got me, the Stalker."
SPORTS
September 13, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
It's been a year since Manny Ramirez sat down in the Hotel Nikko here to explain himself, why he was nothing like the quitter described in Boston, the ideal free agent for teams looking to getting better. He was using Page 2, and Page 2 was more than happy to be used. It was 10 a.m., the big goof on time, serious, thoughtful and with a believable answer to every question, some might argue, whatever it took to earn another big contract. It worked, the Dodgers the happy benefactors a year ago, almost everyone in L.A. swept away by the charisma and his remarkable hitting skills.
SPORTS
June 25, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Manny Ramirez said he had to play. "I have to get used to the speed of games," he said. "I didn't play for a long time." With his suspension for violating baseball's drug policy down to seven games, Ramirez took a gamble of sorts Wednesday, playing four innings of a triple-A contest on the rain-soaked field at Isotopes Park.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That powerful Dodgers offense still trying to find its stride took a possible step in the very wrong direction Saturday night when shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game against Colorado after three innings with a right thumb injury. Nothing immediately seemed unusual when Ramirez grounded out in the bottom of the third. But when he returned to the dugout he was shaking his right hand and quickly examined by trainer Stan Conte. Ramirez tried gripping a bat and a ball while on the bench and appeared to try to go back into the game to start the fourth, but was held back by Conte.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are more than three weeks into their season and Hanley Ramirez still hasn't found his rhythm. In the aftermath of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, Ramirez was batting .234. His third-inning single was only his second hit in the last week. He drove a ball to right-center field in the eighth inning, but it failed to reach the warning track. So far, Ramirez's lack of production hasn't been a significant issue.
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April 22, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The left hand of Hanley Ramirez is just swell. Skeptical? Hey, ask him. “Normal,” Ramirez said. “I'm not complaining about anything. It is what it is right now.” Which is what, exactly? Not perfect, it seems. Maybe not close. Since Ramirez was hit on the hand in San Francisco on Wednesday by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball, he is one for 15 with five strikeouts. But he says the hand is fine, and when have we ever known an athlete to be less than truthful about an injury?
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - In the aftermath of his team's second defeat in as many days, Hanley Ramirez was smiling. His left hand wasn't broken. Ramirez was hit with a 90-mph fastball Wednesday, forcing him to depart early from the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. X-rays on Ramirez's hand were negative. "You guys know me," Ramirez said. "If it feels good, I'll be in there tomorrow. " Ramirez was struck on a full-count pitch by Ryan Vogelsong in the seventh inning that prompted him to remove his helmet with his right hand and slam it on the ground.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig started for the first time since Saturday, when he sprained his left thumb diving headfirst into first base. Puig was one for four, as he doubled to left field in the eighth inning and scored on a double by Hanley Ramirez. Puig also scored in the third inning, when he reached base on a fielder's choice. Ramirez was three for four with two doubles and three runs scored. Ramirez is now hitting .310. ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, gave up only two hits and didn't allow a baserunner to get past second base.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dream a little. Come on, you can do this. It requires playing the dreaded what-if game, but it's still the first week of April. Let your fancies turn to all things possible. It's what new beginnings are for. So close those little eyes and just imagine: Matt Kemp as the player he was 2011 and the healthy version of Hanley Ramirez from last season. Playing together, hurting baseballs, hitting balls that precious few others ever have. “It could be scary, man,” said Kemp.
OPINION
January 19, 2005
In Michael Ramirez's editorial cartoon (Jan. 16), in which he shows a tsunami about to engulf the sand castles of Social Security and Medicare, Ramirez forgot to label the tsunami "Bush's political agenda." Richard Nathan Burbank
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Eighteen months ago, Matt Kemp did something at Dodger Stadium he was supposed to do, that he did fairly routinely. He hit a home run. This is the stunning thing, though: That was the last time he hit a homer at Chavez Ravine, or at least it was until Sunday. After a series of injuries and rehabs, Kemp rediscovered his power stroke Sunday, hitting not only one homer but two in the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Giants before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 48,367. Hanley Ramirez liked Kemp's two-homer idea so much, he added two of his own. Kemp's last home run at Dodger Stadium came Sept.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers' early 8-0 deficit cut in half, Hanley Ramirez stole second base with Adrian Gonzalez at the plate and no outs in the seventh inning. However, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy challenged and successfully overturned the safe call involving Ramirez at second base. Gonzalez struck out on the next pitch, ending any realistic chance at a comeback. The sequence marked the first time the expanded replay system was used in a Dodgers game.
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