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LAst Night's Action: Kings Auction Lucky Dinner and Ring
Cincinnati Reds defeat LA Angels 5-4.
W: Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 4.50 ERA). L: Joe Blanton (0-1, 7.20 ERA). S: Aroldis Chapman (1)
Joe Blanton: 5IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 4K, 3HR, 89 pitches/63 strikes.
Bronson Arroyo: 6IP, 8H, 3ER, 1BB, 5K, 93 pitches/62 strikes.
HR: Choo Shin-Soo (1), Todd Frazier (1), Chris Heisey (1)
LA Kings defeat Minnesota Wild 3-0.
Kings: Justin Williams 2 (9, 10, 1:29 1st, 3:52 2nd), Jeff Carter (21, 3:07 1st)
Kings Charity Ring and Dinner. The Kings are auctioning off a couple of items that will benefit City Year Los Angeles and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. One is a championship ring complete with the winner's ring engraved on the band. The other prize is a dinner with Luc Robitaille, tickets to that night's game against San Jose on April 27 and a Kings jersey signed by the entire team.
The bidding is open until April 22.
Pac-12 Officiating. Pac-12 head of officials Ed Rush resigned after details came to light that he offered vacations and cash for officials who gave technical fouls to Arizona head coach Sean Miller. Rush said that he was joking. Whether it was a joke or not, what was a joke was Pac-12 officiating. So good bye.
NCAA Woes. Selena Roberts reported on allegations of shenanigans from Auburn's football program during their 2011 championship run. True or not, there is one question that should be asked. For all the huffing and puffing of their chests, why can't the NCAA bring up these issues? Right now journalists are the NCAA investigators, basically being used as snitches and tattlers for players who are playing for free for the benefit of the NCAA.
More NCAA Woes. NCAA president Mark Emmert thinks he and his organization are doing a good job. Here is the full transcript of the press conference. Just be warned: it's a long read. Fuck Mark Emmert and the NCAA.
Billingsley in Rancho. Proposed fifth starter for the Dodgers, Chad Billingsley, pitched four innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight. His pitching line: 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K against Lake Elsinore. There were five of seven bases were stolen on Billingsley. His next stop is San Diego on Wednesday unless something extraordinary happens. It's a whole new blue folks.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.