Cardinals Beat Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw On Three-Run Homer

The crucial talking point preceding Game 4 between the Dodgers and Cardinals was "sample size." That mainly had to do with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig and start Andre Ethier in the outfield instead because of Puig's struggles in the first three games of the series. At least, we're… » 10/07/14 9:00pm 10/07/14 9:00pm

Woeful LA Dodgers Need More Of Wild-Pitch Walk-Off Hero Schumaker

Once again Friday night the Dodgers proved they can still fog a mirror. They got a game-tying homer in the sixth from the suddenly incomparable Yasiel Puig (who became just the second player since 1900 to bang out four home runs in his first five major league games) and then the winning run, on a wild pitch, by Skip… » 6/08/13 1:30pm 6/08/13 1:30pm

This Is Don Mattingly As Mother Ginger In A Ballet Rendition Of The…

The Dodgers manager's wife, Lori, had introduced him to the ballet. He "thought it would be fun" to join the company in his hometown of Evansville (Ind.), and he made his debut on Saturday night—blonde wig, makeup, blue dress, and all, thinking it "would be funny." Mattingly didn't dance, but based on this footage… » 12/19/11 3:50pm 12/19/11 3:50pm

Joe Torre, Hanging Around, Wondering What's Up

Wouldn't it be strange if, after all the fuss of the last few days, if the Yankees decided to keep Joe Torre after all? It certainly would signify, publicly, at last, that George Steinbrenner is finally being considered the doddering old man he is, and that his rantings are being treated with the seriousness they… » 10/10/07 10:00am 10/10/07 10:00am