Tag archive for ‘Sports’

Gonzo

Some players, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, the Angels’ Mike Trout, Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, Boston’s David Ortiz, Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, and Texas’ Prince Fielder, who is out for the season, make a big splash because they take huge swings and aim for the fences. Then there […]

Dodgers Rebound

On June 9th, the Dodgers (47-37) were nine and a half games behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West, but are even with the Giants after going 14-6 since including taking three of four games this past weekend from visiting St. Louis. Clayton Kershaw (9-2) was clutch over seven innings, striking out 13, […]

Tony G.

Tony Gwynn was more than the incredible numbers he produced on the baseball diamond from 1982 until 2001. Blessed with extraordinary hand-eye coordination, Gwynn finished with 3,141 hits, 543 doubles, 85 triples, 135 homers, 1,138 runs batted in, and 1,383 runs scored. Gwynn, who passed away this past week at the age of 54, was […]

Blue’s Hot

Nothing the surging Dodgers (42-35) did this past week overshadowed Clayton Kershaw’s first-ever no-hitter against Colorado on Wednesday at the Stadium. Kershaw, a two-time Cy Young winner, struck out 15, walked none in the 8-0 masterpiece, and allowed Corey Dickerson to reach on shortstop Hanley Ramirez’s two-base throwing error to lead off the seventh inning. […]

Masahiro Tanaka just keeps on winning

He struck out 11 Seattle Mariners batters and pitched a complete game in the New York Yankees 4-2 win last Wednesday night to become the second pitcher in the major leagues to reach 10 wins this season. Tanaka, the Japanese pitcher the Yankees signed in the off-season, has won four straight starts. He came into […]

Fifth

Watching San Antonio take apart Miami in five games was a statement in how to play team basketball. Last Sunday’s 104-87 blitz of the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center started slowly for the Spurs, but over the last three quarters saw the hosts dismantle the back-to-back champions. San […]

Tough Patch

Matt Kemp contributed two hits with a walk, Yasiel Puig added two hits, and Josh Beckett (4-4) surrendered four runs (three earned) with five hits and six strikeouts in seven innings as the Dodgers (37-34) were beaten, 6-3, by Arizona at the Stadium last Sunday. Dan Haren’s three-run double in the fourth inning snapped a […]

Don Zimmer was just a teenager when he started his professional baseball career by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1949

During his 66 years in pro ball, Zimmer played, coached and managed. He won six World Series. And he was one of the most popular people in the game. Zimmer, who was still working in baseball as a senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays this year, died at the age of 83 at a […]

Squared

In retrospect it seemed unwise to question LeBron James on his mental and physical toughness as the Miami small forward helped even the NBA Finals with the Heat’s 98-96 win over San Antonio in Game 2 last Sunday at the AT&T Center. Only three days earlier in a 15-point loss to the Spurs, James left […]

Blue Haze

At least the Dodgers (33-31) capped last week with a 6-1, rain-shortened, five-and-a-half inning victory over Colorado at Coors Field last Sunday behind Clayton Kershaw (5-2), who went five innings, striking out nine, walking none, giving up three hits with one earned run. Matt Kemp tripled in two runs in the first inning, Hanley Ramirez […]