April 2, 2009 |
Rest or press onward? The Lakers are in a strange spot, probably out of the running for the league's best record, but not quite in the clear as far as fending off Boston and Orlando for the second-best record. Despite the fatigue that seeped into the team the last three games, the Lakers still need to maintain their position in the standings in case they make the NBA Finals and find the Celtics or Magic as an opponent.
June 21, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers might start pitcher Chris Capuano on short rest Sunday, Manager Don Mattingly said. Mattingly said Capauno volunteered for the assignment, which would allow the Dodgers to avoid calling up Matt Magill or Matt Palmer from the minor leagues for a spot start. Capuano, 34, made 84 pitches in his last start -- his first since coming off the disabled list for the second time this season. Capuano has missed a total of five weeks this season, first because of a strained calf and then because of a strained left shoulder.
January 15, 2013 |
One year you're the economic laughingstock of baseball, the next its most feared financial juggernaut. Consider it Part XIV in a continuing series. So now comes this: The Dodgers' payroll increase for 2013 is so enormous, it's dragging the rest of baseball with it into uncharted fiscal territory. Yahoo Sports estimates that Major League Baseball's opening day payrolls will rise 7.1% this season to $3.15 billion, topping $3 billion for the first time - and that more than half of the increase will come from the Dodgers alone.
October 14, 2012 |
In an eventful 12th-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees lost home-field advantage and captain Derek Jeter. Jeter will miss the rest of the postseason with a left ankle fracture. His recovery is estimated at three months. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said, "His ankle fractured. So he's out. He's out. They talked about a three-month recovery period. Won't jeopardize his career, but he will not be playing for us any more this year.
April 26, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Ernesto Frieri had two save opportunities in the first 21 games, and at one point he went a week between appearances. Then this week, the right-hander entered in the ninth inning of tie games at home for three straight days. The workload of ninth-inning specialists is arbitrary - they can go long stretches without a save opportunity, then be needed in four straight games. But statistics suggest that, if possible, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia might want to avoid using Frieri too often on consecutive days.
February 16, 2011 |
A free condom-finder, how convenient. If you live in New York, that is. The city has launched a free app for smart phones that allows people to quickly locate places throughout the city that are handing out free condoms. The NYC Condom Finder app, good for iPhones and Androids, lists directions to free condom distribution sites as well as information on how to use them. And these aren't just any condoms; they're official NYC Condoms that are almost souvenir-like in their packaging.