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October 17, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Some of the highs and lows of watching Dodgers-Phillies Game 2. Say hey "It's another sun-splashed California day," said Chip Caray, which was better than Thursday's "Déjà vu all over again" start to Game 1. But Caray couldn't stop. "Bright sunny skies," he said. "Near 90-degree temperatures." He referred to the sun more times than I wanted to count. Chip, it's Southern California. And, yes, that was the sun. Say what? In the bottom of the fourth, with Manny Ramirez at bat, TBS had a graphic that indicated Ramirez had never hit a postseason home run. Oops.
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June 5, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Keith Olbermann, the fiery host who has had turbulent tenures with several networks, including ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV, which fired him last year, is back in the TV game. Olbermann will host TBS' Major League Baseball postseason studio show, joining analyst and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersly. In other TBS sports news, Ron Darling, who joined TBS as an MLB anaylst in 2008, has reached a long-term extension with Turner Sports. And Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will transition from the studio to the broadcast booth full time in the postseason.
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SPORTS
October 18, 1990
Pitcher Ron Darling and infielder Howard Johnson will undergo surgery for elbow and shoulder problems, respectively, the New York Mets said.
SPORTS
October 17, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Some of the highs and lows of watching Dodgers-Phillies Game 2. Say hey "It's another sun-splashed California day," said Chip Caray, which was better than Thursday's "Déjà vu all over again" start to Game 1. But Caray couldn't stop. "Bright sunny skies," he said. "Near 90-degree temperatures." He referred to the sun more times than I wanted to count. Chip, it's Southern California. And, yes, that was the sun. Say what? In the bottom of the fourth, with Manny Ramirez at bat, TBS had a graphic that indicated Ramirez had never hit a postseason home run. Oops.
SPORTS
June 27, 1992
Regarding John Paul White's letter last week: If ESPN is the Oakland A's network, why haven't I seen Ron Darling pitch yet? K. LISA YOSHIDA Culver City
SPORTS
November 13, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan welcomed the world champion New York Mets to the White House today, and told baseball's finest in 1986, "You have certainly done yourselves, the city of New York and all America proud." In a Rose Garden ceremony under a warm November sun, Reagan recalled the 1962 Mets, who posted an embarrassing 40-120 record that prompted Manager Casey Stengal to question, "Can't anybody here play this game?"
SPORTS
October 9, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Oakland Athletics' right-hander Ron Darling has few illusions about his abilities at this stage of his career, after nine seasons in the major leagues and elbow surgery two years ago. "You put Juan Guzman's name in the computer, it rings bells," Darling said of his pitching opponent Saturday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, "and you put my name in, it spits me out. But luckily, baseball is not played by a computer."
SPORTS
June 27, 1992
Regarding John Paul White's letter last week: If ESPN is the Oakland A's network, why haven't I seen Ron Darling pitch yet? K. LISA YOSHIDA Culver City
SPORTS
April 15, 1992 | DAN HAFNER
Ron Darling pitched seven hitless innings Tuesday night at Kansas City and the Oakland Athletics held a 1-0 lead. But during the eighth inning, Darling lost the no-hitter and then didn't even get a victory. Keith Miller beat out a hit to shortstop to spoil the no-hit bid, Darling was replaced and the Royals, with only that one infield hit, pulled out a 3-1 victory.
SPORTS
August 21, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Darling hardly surprised the Angels with his assortment of pitches Tuesday night. After all, they had seen the Oakland right-hander 10 days earlier, and before that, they had scouted him with the idea of acquiring him to be their fifth starter. "He throws a fastball going away like a sinker, a forkball and a curveball," Angel left fielder Luis Polonia said. "It's the same thing." The result also was the same for Darling and the A's Tuesday.
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August 11, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In two starts for the Oakland Athletics, right-hander Ron Darling has won more games than the Angels' fifth starters have won all season. Darling recorded his second successive victory Saturday, pitching seven shutout innings in Oakland's 3-1 triumph over the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. The Angels' fifth starters are a combined 1-11 with an earned-run average of 8.62, and Darling is 2-0 with 14 shutout innings to his credit.
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August 1, 1991 | Associated Press
The Oakland Athletics acquired right-handed pitcher Ron Darling from the Montreal Expos on Wednesday for two minor leaguers. The Athletics beat the midnight trade deadline by minutes. Darling was traded for the second time this month, having gone from the New York Mets to Montreal on July 15. Darling was 5-6 for the Mets and 0-2 for Montreal while trying for the 100th victory of his career. He has a combined 4.37 earned-run average.
SPORTS
November 28, 1990 | JON HEYMAN, NEWSDAY
Tuesday was an exciting day for Ron Darling. The Mets' right-hander found he was able to touch his right shoulder with his right hand for the first time in four years. "It was a wonderful feeling," Darling said. It was a feeling made possible by Oct. 25 elbow surgery in which he said "lots and lots of chips the size of lima beans" were removed from his right elbow. Plans call for him to begin throwing around Jan. 1 and be at full strength by spring training.
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May 18, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
There used to be axioms in Hollywood: Never make a picture with a dog. Never tap dance with Shirley Temple. Don't do a scene with Bette Davis if she's smoking, or Betty Grable in tights, or Spencer Tracy playing a priest. It was not too good to play an Indian in a John Wayne movie, either, or a Japanese admiral in one of Errol Flynn's. The world of sports had its don'ts, too. It was not advisable to play third base in the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance combination.
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November 28, 1990 | JON HEYMAN, NEWSDAY
Tuesday was an exciting day for Ron Darling. The Mets' right-hander found he was able to touch his right shoulder with his right hand for the first time in four years. "It was a wonderful feeling," Darling said. It was a feeling made possible by Oct. 25 elbow surgery in which he said "lots and lots of chips the size of lima beans" were removed from his right elbow. Plans call for him to begin throwing around Jan. 1 and be at full strength by spring training.
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