Life, Death, And Yasiel Puig: LA Mag's Jesse Katz Is Here To Chat

Los Angeles Magazine's Jesse Katz, who wrote that great story on Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba—you can get a refresher here—is in the comments below, ready to take your questions. Follow Jesse on Twitter @byjessekatz, stop by his website, and/or check out his book The Opposite Field, a memoir on parenting and… » 4/15/14 1:59pm Tuesday 1:59pm

Yasiel Puig's Defection Story Is Crazier Than You Could Imagine

Over at Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz has a story in which he attempts to reconstruct Yasiel Puig's journey from Cuba to the major leagues, which you should absolutely make some time to read in full. It's a great story full of scenes that feel ripped straight from a screenplay, but above all it reveals that Puig's… » 4/14/14 12:09pm Monday 12:09pm

Yasiel Puig Isn't Perfect, But He's Everything Great About Baseball

The first time ever I saw Yasiel Puig was last year in Glendale, Ariz., at a no-account game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers that, for reasons no one was clear on, drew 13,721 spectators, the largest crowd in Cactus League history. » 4/08/14 2:27pm 4/08/14 2:27pm

MLB Goes After T-Shirt Company That Works With No-Kill Shelters

Arm The Animals is a small, self-styled "charitable clothing company." They make T-shirts, sell them, and donate around 15 percent of the proceeds to small, no-kill animal shelters around Los Angeles. If you go to the website, you can buy a "Pup Fiction" shirt with dog-faced Jules and Vincent brandishing guns or a "Cat-At"… » 4/04/14 4:15pm 4/04/14 4:15pm

Vin Scully Call Of 5.1 Quake Proves He Can Get Us Through Any Disaster

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles tonight during the late innings of an Angels-Dodgers spring training game at Chavez Ravine. Vin Scully, on the call as always, took it in stride and reminded us we'd really prefer to get all our natural disaster news from the baseball legend. » 3/29/14 12:45am 3/29/14 12:45am