You don't need me hurling the "nice guys finish last" cliché anywhere near this post, but it's utterly unavoidable after the latest series of Dodger disappointments and I just can't help it. So apologies all around.
Yes, Don Mattingly is a good guy, ostensibly supported "to a man" in the clubhouse ... More >>
Here's the known, and rumored, list 15 of exceedingly rich Wall Street one percenters, fabulously wealthy moguls and hardcore baseball lovers who may -- or may not -- have made secret, non-binding $1 billion bids to buy the Dodgers before the January 23, 2012 deadline expired.
1. Tom Barrack, col ... More >>
If Frank McCourt is the most hated man in baseball -- and in Los Angeles in general -- Joe Torre might be the most loved.
Which makes Torre's surprise resignation as executive vice president of the MLB, and announcement that he'll pursue ownership of the Dodgers alongside major L.A. developer Rick ... More >>
Frank McCourtUpdate, Thursday morning: Frank McCourt goes on CNBC, bills himself as a working-class hero. See below. Crazy day in Dodger land. Putative owner Frank McCourt held his first press conference in ages today, and denounced Commissioner Bud Selig's move to take control of the team as "un ... More >>
Joe Torre is out as Dodgers manager after this season, to be replaced by Don Mattingly next season, the Times reports. Torre could stay with the team in another capacity.
The Dodgers have been 251-220 during his three-year tenure. Torre has been a manager for 28 years, the highlight an incr ... More >>
NBC vis YouTubeAs New Yorkers mourned the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, a tribute was planned for Tuesday night's Major League Baseball game in Anaheim, and former team manager and former Yankees leader Joe Torre was speaking about his old boss to reporters at Dodger Stadium T ... 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 >>
Boss Hogg blew it.Jonathan Broxton imploded in the bottom of the 9th Monday night, giving up a walk, hitting a batter, then giving up a two-out double to Jimmy Rollins that scored the tying and winning runs and put the Phillies one victory away from eliminating the Dodgers for the second consecutive ... More >>
What the hell was that?If you would've told me that the Dodgers would score 6 runs on 14 hits in Game 1, I would've taken that bet on a victory.Unfortunately, the Dodgers gave up eight earned runs. Eight. Joe Torre's roll of the dice to start 21-year-old Clayton Kershaw didn't pay off as he gave ... More >>
Stupid Rockies.All they had to do Monday night was hold a two-run 9th inning lead to extend their series with the Phillies to a fifth game, but closer Huston Street blew it. The Rockies got the tying run on base in the bottom of the 9th, but couldn't push it across.So the NL Championship, beginn ... 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 >>
When the Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning Wednesday night, it was hard not to think about Cliff Lee, who gave up six hits and one run in the Phillies' victory over the Rockies earlier in the day. The Phillies got last year's American League Cy Young Award-winning pitcher i ... 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 >>
L.A. Observed's radar has picked up a Joe Torre interview from today's Fox Business News that's easily worth a few mouse clicks. The Dodger skipper, whose tell-all book, The Yankee Years, is still showing legs, might well have called his last year managing the Yanks A Season in Hell. Still, on Fox h ... More >>
So far Dodger slugger Manny Ramirez doesn't look like $25 million at the plate -- but hey, that's what spring training's for. Better he get those strikeouts out of his system now than during the season. Today he went 0-3 in a 10-4 loss to the "Los Angeles" Angels. The L.A. Daily News' Tony Jackson r ... More >>
Call it another front in the N.Y. versus L.A. war, but now Los Angeles Dodger manager Joe Torre has launched a salvo against his former team, the New York Yankees. In an Associated Press story picked up by NBC Sports/MSNBC and other sources, Torre's new book, The Yankee Years, spills the dirt on:&nb ... More >>
Before the Lakers took over the minds and hearts of sports fans in Los Angeles, there were the Dodgers. Players such as Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, and Fernando Valenzuela, among many others, were gods, and then things didn't go so well for the team in ... More >>
Twelve years ago, Joe Torre was hired by the New York Yankees to manage a team that was expected to be a contender, but not necessarily the next world champions. In his first year, Torre made all the right moves, and with some dramatic hitting in the World Series against the Atlanta Braves--Yankee f ... More >>
At 4:57 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent out a press release with this headline in big, bold letters: "MATTINGLY TO RETURN AFTER THE ALL-STAR BREAK." Donnie Baseball is coming to LA.
Don Mattingly, left, watches the Dodgers practice at spring training with manager Joe Torre. (photo ... More >>