Los Angeles Dodgers still upset at Arizona Diamondbacks after brawl

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks got into a bean-ball war on Tuesday night, and that led to two benches-clearing standoffs, one of which turned into a brawl. Any hopes that cooler heads would prevail after a day have gone right out the window.

Is Los Angeles currently the “worst” sports city in America?

To be clear and fair, by “worst,” I mean the most disappointing, considering cities like Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte have abysmal pro sports fans, and there are many places (New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, et al.) totally uninterested in collegiate sports.  But what city currently has more disappointing sports teams, despite high payrolls and lofty expectations, than […]

Milton Bradley convicted of abusing wife

On Monday a jury in Los Angeles convicted former Major League Baseball outfielder Milton Bradley of abusing his estranged wife. The 35-year-old former All-Star was convicted of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats. Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the […]

Early contenders in the MLB MVP races

Looking across the statistical leaders across Major League Baseball at the 50-game mark, there’s a fair share of usual suspects, some players that are emerging into stars and some players whose level of production seemingly came out of nowhere. It’s still early, but there are some players that have proved enough to be in the […]

Kevin Durant and Matt Kemp are young stars who break the mold

One of the oldest stereotypes in the book is that of the “dumb jock,” or the idea of the macho male athlete who is self-centered and boastful whenever he gets the chance to be. In professional sports, the term “greedy” is thrown into that stereotype.

Don Mattingly: Los Angeles Dodgers to fire manager soon?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a $217 million payroll and currently sit at 17-25 and occupy last place in the National League West. They are seven games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks and according to several reports, it will be a miracle if manager Don Mattingly lasts the week.

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

Call to the Bullpen MLB Podcast: Boston Waiver Party

Corey and I were all prepared for a regular edition of the “Call to the Bullpen” until an hour before we set to record when news of the Dodgers and Red Sox blockbuster broke. We reacted, scrapped the usual format, and bring you in depth and comprehensive analysis of the trade and what it will mean for both teams and all the players involved.

Are L.A. Dodgers Now NL Favorites After Blockbuster Trade?

The blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and the Red Sox will have a huge impact on both clubs, with the impact on the Dodgers most immediate because they are in line for a playoff run.

Grop’s MLB Power Rankings: Lots of Shockers Dominating So Far

Grop is back with his latest Power Rankings, which features a number of surprising teams near the top off to red hot starts.

MLB Power Rankings: Grop’s Top 10 Teams in Baseball

Zach checks in with his first set of power rankings for the 2012 season. The team on top won’t surprise you; the two at the bottom might.

Who’s More Popular in L.A. Now: The Dodgers or The Galaxy?

Who’s more popular in the second largest metropolitan area in the U.S. now, the Dodgers or the Galaxy? Sounds like a silly question, maybe laughable-years ago, but now, it may not be as obvious as some people would think.

MLB 2011 Prediction: NL West – Defending champs are the favorites; will any contenders emerge?

In this post, Kevin previews the National League West, home of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Can the Rockies, Padres, Dodgers, or Diamondbacks emerge as legitimate contenders to their throne?

Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week: Todd Zeile

Todd Zeile is a “Gnarls Gnarlington.” What does that mean? I couldn’t tell you. Just add it to the plethora of things to come out of Charlie Sheen’s mouth lately that are completely staggering.

Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week: Greg Gagne

Greg Gagne was best known for his ten seasons of service as The Twins shortstop from 1983 to 1992. He was an integral part of the Twins two championship teams in ’87 and ’91.