The 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers are a monumental flop. They're a steaming-on-the-asphalt big fat flop. In fact, there's so much flopping going on here that if this were basketball, L.A.'s club would be fined out of existence by the NBA.
But no such luck. This is baseball, and our team has laid a dud, ... More >>
After a little two-game winning streak was followed quickly by a more familiar losing streak of the same length -- all courtesy of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- and players requiring medical treatment all over the bleeping place, there is little joy in Dodgerville this afternoon.
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If the lesson to the media, and to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal in particular is "mess with the Dodgers, you get burned," it's been delivered loud and clear, received, over and out. And I'm having piping hot soup for lunch, by the way.
Consider the Don Mattingly-inspired headlines following the ma ... More >>
Don Mattingly is on a plane home from Wisconsin as we speak, and may be handed a pink slip with his luggage upon disembarking.
Perhaps his firing comes during the team's day off tomorrow -- as has been predicted -- maybe Mattingly gets until Friday or through the weekend, and it's a physical possib ... More >>
The Dodgers showed up for their weekend test, ready with their sharpened # 2 pencils (no jokes about their walking up to the plate with them in hand, please), scouted out the nearest restrooms, got credit for spelling their names correctly, and beat the patsy Miami Marlins two out of three.
They di ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Forget phrenology, both the overrated Roots album and the 19th-century pseudo-science. Ignore palmistry, psychotherapy and Rick Warren. The best way to b ... More >>
Remember the Dodgers? The baseball team we loved but whose stadium we abandoned because of all that nasty Frank McCourt business? Now that Magic Johnson has gone on and saved the Dodgers, we can all head back out to Chavez Ravine on a lazy weekend afternoon to catch a game or two, baseball gloves ... More >>
Maybe the folks at Guisados should get out the blue dye number whatever more often. In honor of opening day at nearby Dodger Stadium, the jar of horchata at Guisados taqueria in Boyle Heights was a lovely shade of Dodger blue last night. It was only for the evening, a walk-off win if you will, but w ... More >>
LAPDAn assault suspect arrested in East Hollywood today is reportedly one of these two. Witnesses say he was bald, possibly making him the one on the left.Update: 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez is under arrest for the beating. According to KTLA, "he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, ... More >>
If you watch KTLA you will have seen the recent piece on Elina Shatkin's burger odyssey, 30 Burgers in 30 Days, in which she has been eating her way through Los Angeles' burger joints. If you don't watch KTLA, you can watch the segment here on YouTube. It's good to have documented evidence, not on ... More >>
Juan Ocampo/LA DodgersNomar Garciaparra serves himself a plate of food at Carne Asada SundayNomar Garciaparra, the 6 time All-Star infielder who spent much of his 14-year career with the Red Sox and a few memorable years with the Dodgers, retired Wednesday. During his three years wearing Dodg ... More >>
The Dodgers season isn't just over for the players, but for all the staff and employees that it takes to uphold a professional sports franchise. One of those people is Chef Joseph Martin, a lifelong Dodger fan who also happens to be the Executive Chef at Dodger Stadium. We asked him a few questions ... More >>
Turn out the lights, the party's over.There was a glimmer of hope when Andre Ethier hit a solo home run in the 1st inning, but the Phillies quickly snuffed it out in the bottom of the inning with that three-run dinger by Jayson Werth.The Dodgers needed another solid outing from Vicente Padilla bu ... More >>
It'll be Vicente Padilla going for the Dodgers in Game 5 in Philly on Wednesday. Padilla has been solid since coming over late in the season, and he's been even better in the playoffs. He didn't get the Game 2 victory, but his effort made it possible for the Dodgers to pick up the win.It's actual ... More >>
Yesterday I predicted the Dodgers would knock the Cards out this weekend, but I didn't think it would necessarily happen Saturday--or that the Blue Crew would make it look relatively easy. The Dodgers gradually silenced the St. Louis crowd as they built a 5-0 lead. The Cards scored a measly run i ... More >>
Baseball is the cruelest game. Just ask Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday, who homered in the second inning Thursday and then made an error in the 9th that eventually allowed the Dodgers to win, 3-2. And ask Cards pitcher Adam Wainwright, who gave up only three hits and struck out seven Dodgers o ... More >>
Dining With DreDodger outfielder Andre EthierWant to thank Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier personally for his game-winning 13th inning walk-off homerun last night against the Bucs? Tomorrow night, he'll chair the Home Plate Restaurant Awards at downtown's Cicada Restaurant. The food and wine t ... More >>
From my home office I can hear the noise from Dodger Stadium a moment or two before the crowds' cheers or boos are channeled through our TV set in the living room. Last night I'd retreated to the office from the living room when faced with the agonizing prospect of watching a no-hitter thrown agains ... More >>