The Yankees website asks, “Are you a Yankees fan that traveled to Houston for the ALCS in 2017? The Dodgers site asks, “Were you a Dodger ticket season holder during the 2017 season? Both sites note that the Astros were penalized by Major League Baseball for using electronic methods to steal catcher’s signs and adds, “This is unfair to paying Yankees (or Dodgers) fans and compensation should be demanded.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 4:51 pm
We have another two-start day for Clayton Kershaw, though his last April 5 start came in 2012. His two career starts on this date produced one Dodgers win, one loss, and one stomach bug. The first of these April 5 starts came in 2011, the follow up to his first opening day start.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 4:00 pm
Currently here at TrueBlue LA, we’re doing a 64-player bracket of your “Favorite Dodgers” of all-time. Well, with the voting currently going on for that, I thought it would be a lot of fun if I ranked the 100 greatest players in Dodgers history. With so many legends and greats, this won’t be easy.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 2:25 pm
Coming in at No. on list of best games from the 2019 season is the Dodgers’ regular-season finale in which they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 9-0, at Oracle Park. The game didn’t have any implications on the standings as the Dodgers clinch the National League West for a seventh consecutive season weeks prior, but a win was meant their 106th on the season, setting a new franchise record.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:01 am
With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:00 pm
He kind of gave me some words of advice. Last time I talked to him, I told him I’d see him out in L.A. And then the [accident] happened, so it’s really unfortunate. Betts detailed that particular phone call with Bryant, revealing that he told him to remain confident throughout his struggles: “Just [to keep moving forward] and that I have to be myself.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:00 pm
Fans who can’t get enough of the Netflix true-crime documentary series Tiger King received good news from Joe Exotic’s former business partner. Per TMZ Sports, Lowe told Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner on a video message that Netflix is producing a bonus follow-up episode of the show. Lowe noted that Netflix producers will be at his house Sunday to shoot footage for an episode that is expected to be available next week.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:00 pm
While there is hope, optimism and intentions from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association to play a 2020 season, that ultimately will be dictated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and whether the country succeeds at flattening the curve. What is certain is a 2020 MLB season will not be played in its traditional form. Commissioner Rob Manfred has already ruled out a 162-game season, and said only the hope is to still play a significant number of contests during the year.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:12 pm
When the Los Angeles Dodgers announced their group of 2020 Spring Training non-roster invitees back in January, there was no telling the domino effect it would eventually have for some players. It has hardly been business as usual for Major League Baseball since commissioner Rob Manfred cancelled all remaining Spring Training games and delayed the start of the season. Opening Day was then pushed back a second time, and now isn’t expected to be held until June or potentially July.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:11 pm
This is the sixth installment of an ongoing series, where my dad and I will simulate each game on the Dodgers schedule until real Dodger baseball returns. Catch up on the rest of the series here! Thanks all for the comments and support!
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:19 pm
In effort of curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that large gatherings of 50 or more people be cancelled at least through May 10. In accordance with those guidelines, many states have additionally implemented stay-at-home orders. Schools and non-essential businesses across the country have temporarily closed down until the situation improves.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 5:06 pm
In both cases, the two young pitchers command and control complete repertoires of pitches. They know the importance of throwing strike one-the most important pitch in baseball. They get ahead in the count.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:53 pm
On April 4, 2001, former Dodger Hideo Nomo pitches a no-hitter in his Red Sox debut and joins select company in achieving the feat in both leagues.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
In trying to figure out when Major League Baseball might resume, there are still so many unknowns. But what we can do is look around and see how other events have been postponed and how that might apply to baseball. The NPB in Japan already pushed back the start of its season to April 24, but with last week’s news that three players on the Hanshin Tigers tested positive for coronavirus threw a wrench into those plans.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
The 2020 Major League Baseball season should have been underway right now, but that unfortunately hasn’t happened due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is sweeping the world and forcing everyone to be quarantined in their homes. As far as MLB teams go, this hiatus is especially unfortunate for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they return a talented team and with the acquisitions of Mookie Betts and David Price, were considered the favorites by many to win the World Series.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:57 am
I miss it, I miss it real bad,” Ruehle said. Playing the ballpark music helps me get through it. By all means, play on.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:53 am
Dieter Ruehle, the organist for the Dodgers and Kings, is having a tough time living through the sports famine, but he has a secret coping mechanism.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:53 pm
Games that are played in empty stadiums with many of the players wearing surgical masks, with an eye toward opening the regular season in May. So, how would the MLB players acclimate themselves to such an environment? According to former Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, there might some subtle adjustments and concerns that aren’t really on the radar of those playing in Asia right now.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:01 pm
The Dodger Dog is not available at the ballpark right now, but the Dodgers will be distributing hot dogs from their ballpark.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 12:30 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has a radical plan for keeping games from running too long. Speaking Thursday with Spectrum SportsNet, Turner proposed having games be decided by a home run derby should the score still be level after the 10th inning. “Everyone’s on board — and I mean players and owners — and the goal is to play as many games as possible,” Turner said from his Southern California home.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 2:41 am
Among the challenges during the COVID-19 crisis is staying fit. Dodgers athletic trainer Brandon McDaniel is offering help by streaming workouts twice a week.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:14 pm
A look at what happened today in sport history.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:00 pm
We take a look at events that happened on April 2 in previous years, including India’s 2011 Cricket World Cup triumph.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:00 am
Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and ’70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon,” has died. The Astros said the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but did not provide further details. Just 5-foot-9, Wynn was packed with power.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:17 pm
The Astros asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to throw out pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s lawsuit or, at least, to move the case to Texas.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:02 pm
Eric Nusbaum’s “Stealing Home” follows a family displaced from Chavez Ravine, where Dodger Stadium was built.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:45 pm
Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre just sold his New York lake house for $983,000, or $117,000 shy of what he paid for it in 2006.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:43 pm