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Dodgers Sign Jones to 5th Largest Salary in the Majors

He's 30, he spells his name funny, when he's not injured he's tearing the cover off the ball, and he's got a gun for an arm. If he passes his physical Andruw Jones will be on the happy end of a $36.2 million, two-year contract to play for the Dodgers. But should Dodger fans be happy about another outfielder, especially one who had such a miserable season last year (.222 batting average, .311 on-base...

Things (and People) I'm Thankful For

1. The Obvious- My parents and sister are the most important people in the world to me. They support me in every boneheaded endeavor I partake in, and believe me, there are tons. It's astonishing how many, actually. 2. My friends. Once again, totally obvious. Once again, they're totally awesome. Much love to Porter House, SLC, Shalhevet, AU, and everyone who fits into all, some, or none of those categories. World rockers, each and every...

50 Years After Losing the Dodgers, Brooklyn Doesn't Care

While all the cheesy babybooming douches like Costas and McCarver harken back endlessly about the good ole days of the Boys of Summer before they left NY and moved to LA, keep in mind one thing - people in Brooklyn don't miss the Dodgers. They might miss Vin Scully, or decent National League baseball, but miss or care about the Bums? Faggitaboutit. "When Pee Wee Reese died," said Marty Adler, who has spent years...

Furcal is One Mean Mofo -- Dodgers Destroy The Padres to Become 1.5 Games Away in the NL Wildcard Race

Photo by Jory'z Shotz via Flickr. Ex-Padre David Wells sent his ex-teammates on a loooooooong trip home to San Diego last night. Just when you thought the season was over, the Dodgers win two-in-a-row against the insanely awesome Padres. It was Maddux vs Wells (old vs old?). Wells allowed only 4 hits, Maddux allowed 11 including 2 from Wells himself (his first multi-hit game ever). Dodgers win 6-3. Saito made his impressive 38th save...

Extra, Extra - There Are People Doing Bad Things, LA

- Illegals doing what Americans wont do: 61,000 pot plants spotted in Santa Barbara - CBS2 - North Hollywood man found guilty of 1997 murder of Nigerian soccer player - LA Daily News - Chino woman who was found guilty of murder and served 23 years, released on parole - Daily News - The Zorro Bandit strikes again at a Glendale bank - CBS2 - OC bus strike on its 6th day and going...

Dodgers Can't Save the NL From Itself

The National League has not won an All-Star Game since 1996. But, as a Dodger fan, there were plenty of reasons to smile.

Around the World with the -ists

LAist was comped front row seats by the Dodgers due to Malingering being struck by a foul ball last week, and she came back with some great photos, and earlier made fun of 4th of July on Venice Beach. But the biggest stories of the week was that the Mayor's Hot Tamale was revealed, and that a Kwik-E-Mart was erected in Burbank. Phillyist was busy doing the Fourth of July up right, exercising their...

Damn Yankees

Between the competitive NL West, the blazin' Brewers, and the surging Indians, there are more compelling stories out there than what A-Rod's bitter wife wore to a game and what the Bronx Bums aren't doing.

Arizona gives the Dodgers a nice goodbye present

Yesterday's Dodger game was worth the long drive and the unbelievable heat and even the helmet sundae fiasco. All of the elements of a great game were there: Randy Johnson was starting (against Randy Wolf for a Randy vs. Randy battle which made me giggle), Martin hit a 2 run home run in the 1st inning which made the rest of the game seem easy, every Dodger in the starting lineup made it on...

I hate the OC Angels of Anaheim

I'm a Dodger die-hard. It's in my blood. So I can't like the Angels. But do you know who I hate even more? That jackass who was sitting behind me at the game today. He and his Angel ass-kissing buddy did not stop speaking throughout the entire game. They seriously thought they were placed on this earth to be the walking and talking media guides and for three and a half hours they didn't...

Notes on last night's Dodger game

The good news is, I am not a jinx. Going into tonight's game, the Dodgers had a 19-12 home record. Their record with me in attendance? 7-9. I was considering staying home and just listening to Vin on TV as I seem to have a negative effect on the team and I was on a three game losing streak. But last night, the curse was broken. How appropriate it be broken by a fellow...

¿Kuo Qué?

On a day of magnificent feats when Detroit Tiger's 24-year old pitcher Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Dodgers managed to top that. They exploded with three consecutive homers on three consecutive pitches against the New York Mets in the second inning. Don't get me wrong. Verlander's no-no was absolutely amazing. In the ninth inning, he was still pitching strikes at 102 mph. And given the blustery conditions at Comerica...

Luck of the Dodgers: The Cubs are going to the Series

This is probably going to sound crazy, but that's because it is. I hold the keys to Cubs victory, and it all started with a Dodgers game. Here's what happened: I went to see the Dodgers a couple weeks ago when the Cubs were in town. I went to Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, May 25-27. The Cubs lost two of three, but managed to pull out a 4-2 win Saturday. Then they went...

The Worst Blowjob This Year!

Back on April 30, 2006 the Dodgers played the Pads in San Diego leading 5-0 going into the bottom of the ninth. Lance Carter comes out to pitch for the Dodgers and loaded the bases by giving up two singles and a walk with no outs. The Dodger's then-closer Danys Baez tried to get out of the jam but gave up a single, two walks and two sacrifices to tie the game up 5-5....

What in the World Was That?

O Dodgers how you break my heart sometimes. I was only kidding at the beginning of the year when I expected you to go 162-0. I only expect you to win around 92 games this season which is just over 56% of the games, but when you get a horrible team like the Washington Nationals you should be able to sweep them easily. You don't lose to them 11-4. Let's face it. The Mark...

Dear Lady at Dodger Photo Day:

The Dodgers have super special grass, as described on Dodgers.com The Dodgers installed a brand new state-of-the-art grass field after the conclusion of the 1995 season. Prescription Athletic Turf (PAT), created and installed by the Cincinnati-based Motz Group, used the latest agronomic and engineering technology to manage field moisture through controlled drainage and irrigation. The 100,000 square feet of bermuda grass is grown on pure sand, beneath which a vacuum chamber is laid over...

Can I Take Potpourri for $400 Alex?

With the Dodgers playing a rather boring series at the Washington Nationals, it's time to take care of some housecleaning. All Star Voting Yesterday, Major League Baseball released the preliminary results of the first period of fan voting for the All Star Game. The fan votes will determine which position players start the game. According to the results, My Boyfriend is running a distant fourth to the fiery whoring gambler Paul Lo Duca (former...

Vin Scully on the Music of Memorial Day

If it seems like Vin Scully has been doing Dodger games forever, that's because this is his 50th season broadcasting LA Dodger games (1958-2007) and his 57th as a Dodger announcer. He's one of the few major broadcasters who works alone in the booth. No color man needed, no ex-jocks, no sidekick. The only problem with that is sometimes he can casually blow you away with precise diction and perfect tone, and sometimes the...

My Boyfriend Hit a Home Run

My Boyfriend hit a homer, and the Dodgers managed a win!!! There. That's my quota of happy talk for now. There is something that's leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I'm wondering why the Dodgers called up third baseman Tony Abreu from the minor leagues yesterday. As a team, the Dodgers have many glaring deficiencies: no power hitting, inconsistency at the third base position and the worst defense in the National League. Bring...

Ken Griffey Jr. Wins at Dodger Stadium Double Dare

When the Cincinnati Reds were in town Ken Griffey Jr. found himself being heckled by some bearded youth in the field boxes. Throughout the game one particular fan seated behind the Reds' dugout yelled out insults towards the oft-injured All-Star. I started with the basics: YOU SUCK..SHOULDN'T YOU BE ON THE D.L...TOO OLD FOR CENTER....that kind of stuff. Well, by the 2nd inning he was looking right at me giving me the looks. After...

Dodgers Finally Beat the Cards!

I was really reluctant to go to the game Tuesday night. For starters I'm typing this in my new living room where boxes of books and junk are stacked up next to me awaiting a new home. I have thawed chicken in the fridge that waiting to be part of pad thai that I've been wanting to cook. And after watching the horror that was Monday night's game, you can understand my reluctance. In...

It's Oh So Quiet

If the Dodgers win and no one sees it, does that count as a victory? By George it does! The Dodgers are now 20-14 with a two game lead over the Padres and D-Backs, but they are doing it in an ugly fashion. The stat that jumps out at me is before Wednesday's game the Dodgers were 2 for 35 when the bases are loaded. Even worse is they are 0 for 19 when...

My Letter to the Dodgers

Dear Dodgers, What happened to you? I know at the beginning of the season I didn't expect you to be a power team. I know you are leading the division right now. But it's still way early in the season and this is starting to get ridiculous. In the series against the D-Backs you guys stranded a total of 32 men on base, and in the first game against Atlanta y'all left another 10...

Interview with a dude who looked like Johnny Knoxville at the Dodger Game

We couldn't resist yesterday's noon Dodger game. It was sunny, it was pretty much a pitcher's duel, and it was sweet to hear the school kids in the left field pavilion cheering and trying to start the wave. Yes the home team won, but our little section in the field boxes behind home plate won when this Johnny Knoxville look-alike caught a foul ball and gave it to a beautiful grayhaired woman who had...

The Dodgers Kicked Ass

Hmmm. What should we do? I know, let's kick some Diamondback backside!...

Paris Hilton Gets the Bronx Cheer at Dodger Stadium

Despite the fact that the biggest villain in sports was playing left field, the loudest boo of the night at last night's Dodgers/Giants game was heard when the blond bomber herself, Paris Hilton was shown on the jumbo screen. Don't get me wrong, Barry Bonds got more than his fair share of hatred from the Chavez Ravine faithful last night. Each time he took the field and stepped to the plate, the "Barry Sucks" chants...

My Boyfriend the Hero

My Boyfriend was at it again. He hit is first career grand slam Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not only was it merely a grand slam, he hit it in the bottom of the tenth tied 3-3. This only adds fuel to my argument that he is the MVP of this team. As for this team, I'm plenty happy with them right now. After watching a preseason game against the Angels of Anaheim...

Dodger Stadium Is Safe

Another day, another win for the Dodgers. Currently having the best record in all of baseball at 12-5, the Dodgers show no signs of falling apart like the deep depression of 2005*. Even when a high-priced starting pitcher** goes down, the Dodgers have a lizard-like quality to replace him with someone just as effective. While I'm deeply impressed with what they're doing now, 2005 is still in the back of my mind. I'm happy...

My Boyfriend Is MVP

I'm sorry for being a bad Dodgerist. The interweb hiccup we experienced here at LAist on Sunday threw me off a little. I also had troubles writing this little piece. I don't like it when people get really gung ho about their home team, homerism if you will. These people tend to be quite myopic and not rooted in reality. So believe me when I say that this is hard to write. I really...

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