With the Yankees out of the picture, which team should baseball fans root against this postseason? Brian Costa and his colleagues at the Wall Street Journal crunched the numbers and came up with an answer.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson is back in the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and his beard hasn’t missed a beat. Now a razor company is offering him a chance to earn $1 million on the side.
It’s almost time for the All Star break, and there are surprises all around the league. ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian joins Bill to survey the first half of the MLB season.
Most baseball fans know Vin Scully, who’s been with the Dodgers since before the team moved from Brooklyn to L.A.. But one other announcer has been there nearly as long. Reporter Susan Valot caught up with Jaime Jarrin, the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio announcer, who’s in his 54th year calling Dodger games.
At the end of June, baseball fans have already witnessed two perfect games and two no-hitters. Is it a trend or a coincidental string of randomness? Bill Littlefield investigates.
After a lockout-shortened regular season the NBA Finals are just around the corner. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look at previous shortened seasons in professional sports and how history views the teams that succeeded in them.
On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers were sold for more than $2 billion, the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise. The ownership group includes Magic Johnson and former baseball executive Stan Kasten. Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. times joins Bill to discuss the sale and what it means for the Dodgers.
The embattled owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Frank McCourt, has finally reached an agreement with Major League Baseball to sell the financially struggling team. Steve Dilbeck, anchor of the Dodger’s blog for the Los Angeles Times, speaks with Bill Littlefield about the reaction of the fans and the future of the Dodgers.
The Tour de France begins on Saturday, and defending champion Alberto Contador is looking to repeat. However, his victory might be taken away from the courts, as he is defending himself against a positive doping test from last year’s tour. Charlie Pierce talks to Bill Littlefield about Contador’s predicament, along with another drug related issue involving golfer Robert Garrigus. In addition, Charlie gives his input on the two sport lockouts, and rails against the MLB’s plans to seize the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in trouble. After owner Frank McCourt filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this week, the MLB has started to talk about seizing the franchise. Bill Littlefield talks to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times about the future of the Dodgers team and how the MLB should approach this predicament.