Vin Scully

Letters: When it comes to the Dodgers, unseen forces are at work

Just wondering, if the Dodgers win the World Series do only 30% of fans get to attend the parade?<p>Bill Hokans<p>Santa Ana<p>Now that Vin Scully has finally retired, the Dodgers can shed the years of disappointing play. The Cubs had their 1945 Billy Goat curse, the 1919 White Sox had a scandal and the …

Baseball

Harry Coyle | Society for American Baseball Research

Harry Coyle taught us how to watch baseball on television. As the director of 36 World Series telecasts, beginning with the first one in 1947, he …

Sports Analytics

Vin Scully talks best Dodger teams ever, Yu Darvish and more

"I was privileged to be with some good Dodger ball clubs, but I have a feeling this one might turn out to be the best of all."<p>Iconic Dodgers …

Yu Darvish

Unpredictable: The 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers

Who remembers their adolescent years and early 20’s, when we naively thought we could plan out our lives and be prepared for every eventuality? …

Baseball

Letters: Maybe the fans know best about the Dodgers

Is there a Los Angeles Times front page curse like the Sports Illustrated cover? If so, the Dodgers are doomed!<p>Wayne Muramatsu<p>Cerritos<p>Dodgers Optimism:<p>C you in October = Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Clayton Kershaw and Chase Utley. For the 2017 Dodgers, five “C”s equals A ++.<p>Steve …

Baseball

The best nicknames for each team on MLB Players Weekend jerseys

Players will get to wear a nickname on their jerseys from Aug. 25-27<p>Aug. 25 through Aug. 27 will be the first annual Players Weekend throughout major-league baseball. Teams will wear bright and colorful uniforms and the players will be allowed to wear nicknames on their jerseys. Also, they'll each …

Baseball

Dodgers ‘Players Weekend’ jersey nicknames, ranked

The inaugural “Players Weekend” (Aug. 25-27) allows players to wear a nickname, phrase or whatever their heart desires (within reason, obviously) …

Los Angeles Dodgers

An Unscientific Ranking Of All The Dodgers Clubhouse Nicknames

Chase Utley embraces his "Silver Fox" designation. [ more › ]

Baseball

It's Time To Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Barry Bonds' Home Run Record

Ten years after Barry Bonds surpassed Hank Aaron with his record-setting 756th home run, it's safe to say that there's still little affection for the …

Baseball

MLB: Who is the voice of baseball?

1 Vin Scully<p>It is hard to be impartial when it comes to a man like Vin. Mr. Scully was not just the voice of the Dodgers, but he was the voice of …

Baseball

The Best of Los Angeles' Beer Fashion

Every beer at a festival gets checked in, rated, shared, and obsessed over. But what about the fashion?! In Los Angeles, there's no way people aren't …

Fashion

The Dodgers Are on a Roll but Fans Remain in the Dark Amid Cable-TV Dispute

The Dodgers have baseball’s best record, but a majority of fans in the Los Angeles area can’t watch games due to a continued contract feud<p>Marc Wilmore solidified his love affair with the Los Angeles Dodgers after receiving his driver’s license in 1979, when he and his brother often sneaked off to …

TV

Who Gets to Call the Game?

I<p>twas another early summer baseball game last year at Chicago’s “friendly confines,” and in my expert opinion, the Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was playing too shallow. The newfangled analytics backed up my conclusion, and I could also draw on my playing days: having stood in the outfield in …

Baseball

Giants Series Starts Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the San Francisco Giants. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some …

Baseball

The great sporting slow-down: from the back nine to Centre Court and beyond

In a world where everyone is in a rush to get things done most sports are taking so much longer that it seems to make time stand still<p>As the last pair in the Open Championship, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar, started the back nine at Birkdale last Sunday, they received a message from officials of …

Jordan Spieth

Here's How Dodgers Win Without Clayton Kershaw

<i>Updated: 10:10 p.m. ET.</i><p>The Dodgers are in deeper trouble than you may think.<p>They’re surely in deeper trouble than some in the national media think. You know, the ones constantly referring to Los Angeles as a “juggernaut” while using the word “depth” more often than is reasonable in a discussion …

Clayton Kershaw

Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully Sendoffs Win LA Area Emmy Awards

KCET leads all stations with 10 wins at ceremony that also honors Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller<p>Television programs about the retirement of …

Entertainment

Dodgers Dugout: Free advice to whomever buys naming rights to field at Dodger Stadium—‘Vin Scully Field’

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and if you haven't seen “Spider-Man: Homecoming” yet, go see it. It's really good.<p><b>The name game</b><p>While the Dodgers continue to play well, sweeping the White Sox in a quick two-game series in Chicago, the big news is …

Clayton Kershaw

Superstition in the booth? Baseball broadcasters weigh in on how to call a no-hitter

Five innings into the Nationals’ June 21 game against the Marlins, Washington ace Max Scherzer induced Miami shortstop JT Riddle to one-hop to second …

Baseball

A Joyful Celebration of Baseball

Head of the Eddie Geadel Society, Tom Keith, had his cowbell at the ready. (via Jesse Saucedo)<p>Last Sunday, a standing-room-only crowd of over 200 …

My Wish: Ziggy manages the Dodgers for a day

As dusk fell on a Saturday in late June, thousands of fans waved the flashlights on their cellphones inside Dodger Stadium. The organist played "The …

Baseball

The Return of ‘Repeal and Delay’?

Is it better to try and fail, and try and fail and try …? The GOP is back to the drawing board on healthcare. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>The Return of ‘Repeal and Delay’?</b><p>The timing couldn’t have …

George A. Romero

Vin Scully on giving voice to Abe Lincoln at the Bowl: 'One of the most thrilling moments of my life'

Leave it to longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully to invoke a baseball metaphor in describing one of his highest-profile public appearances since stepping away from the microphone for the Boys in Blue at the end of last season.<p>On Thursday he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director …

Orchestras

See Vin Scully read the words of Abraham Lincoln in epic performance of ‘Lincoln Portrait’

The day after he was honored at the ESPYS, legendary retired sports broadcaster Vin Scully performed at the Hollywood Bowl. The 89-year-old narrated Aaron Copland’s <i>Lincoln Portrait</i> with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.<p>You can watch some of the performance from Thursday here, (H/T USA TODAY’s Bryan …

Sports

57 and Counting: The Baseball Reliquary Changes Up While Its Song Remains the Same

This year’s inductees — Vin Scully, Charlie Brown and Bob Eucker — share a media bent. (via Baseball Reliquery & Charles Schulz Museum)<p>It’s a “media …

Dodgers Dugout: The good and the troubling from the first half of the season

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and I'm wondering why no one is worrying about the Home Run Derby jinxing Aaron Judge.<p><b>Looking back at the first half</b><p>The All-Star break is over, with the Dodgers playing Friday. Let's take a look at the first half, …

Baseball

8 Cheap and Free Things to Do In L.A. This Week

A political comedy showcase, a celebration of the art of Heavy Metal magazine, a night at the Hollywood Bowl with Vin Scully, and more to do and see …

Los Angeles

ESPYS 2017 Complete List of Winners and Red Carpet, Show Photos

The 25th annual ceremony was hosted by Peyton Manning.

Simone Biles

Video Authenticity: How to Perform On-Camera

Do you want to connect with your audience via video? Looking for tips to convey confidence and authority? To explore how to improve your on-camera …

Social Media Marketing

Baseline: How tennis fared at the 2017 ESPY Awards

Tennis loomed not large but peripheral at the sports show. (AP)<p>Tennis loomed not large but peripheral at the annual ESPY Awards, held in Los Angeles …

Tennis