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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 16, 2014

Dodgers Hire Friedman, Demote Colletti

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Dodgers were quickly eliminated from the current playoffs it was likely a major change was coming. It was a matter of who would be replaced by new owners who...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    October 16, 2014

Cardinals Eliminate Dodgers Again

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Dodgers tried to avenge their loss to the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS, but again fell short, losing the 2014 NLDS to the Cardinals 3-1 in a five-game series...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 9, 2014

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It looked for awhile like there could be a Freeway World Series this season. So, how can we explain that neither the Dodgers nor the Angels made it out of their opening playoff series? Well, we can...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 2, 2014

Dodgers Can Be Champs but Erratic Play Leaves Doubts

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor During most of my lifetime the New York Yankees have been baseball’s biggest spenders and often had the best team. They piled up World Series championships but in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 25, 2014

Can Angels Succeed In Playoffs? I Don't Know

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Angels clinched their division championship the fastest of any team this season. That’s the good news for Angel fans. The bad news is the team that clinches...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

This Is One Of Best Baseball Seasons

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When major league baseball added a second wild card team to this season’s playoffs I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. But I was wrong. With more teams in contenti...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 7, 2014

Dodgers Pass Test Against Angels

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got off to a rocky start in the second game of the two-game homestand against their “I-5” rival Angels, but thanks to closer...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Dodgers, Angels Launch Pennant Drives

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s not a lot of fun being hospitalized following surgery but idle time is available. My choice the last month was to focus on baseball, especially because the...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    July 3, 2014

Dodgers Win With Kershaw Shutout

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers pitching ace and arguably "the best pitcher in the world" according to teammate Matt Kemp, finished off the Cardinals on Sunday by hurling 13 strikeouts in seven innings...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    May 15, 2014

Giants Give Dodgers More Trouble

It was a heated four-game series battle between the Dodgers and Giants this past weekend at Dodger Stadium -- one of the best rivalries in sports history. The Giants put forth a “Giant” effort as...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

Giants Send a Message: Look Out, Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers have been favored by numerous media outlets as favorites to win the World Series. Their off-season spending spree, totaling a record $240 million, is the...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 10, 2014

Kemp, Ramirez Spark Dodgers

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter If there are “Twin Towers” in baseball, they would have to be Dodgers sluggers Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp as they both cranked out two homers in the final...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 3, 2014

Should Dodger Fans Worry? Probably

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The new Dodger owners spend lavishly and they’re attempting to build a championship team. “Last year we made a lot of progress and reached the playoffs,” said Ma...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Is Trout (Age 22) Worth $150 Million?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of the 2014 baseball season most authorities believe the Angels' Mike Trout is the best player in either the American or National League. Trout is only 22...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 20, 2014

Farewell To Jim Fregosi And Many Thanks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Jim Fregosi died last week I was jolted into a trip down memory lane. I was fresh out of college in 1963 and had an ambition to become a sportswriter. I sent out...

 
 Sports    February 6, 2014

Dodgers' Kasten Named Executive of the Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten as the 2013 Sports Executive of the Year. Kasten will be honored during the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards on Wednesday,...

 
 Sports    January 23, 2014

New Dodger TV Channel To Debut

SportsNet LA, the exclusive new local TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, officially announces that the network will launch on February 25, the night before the Dodgers' first Spring Training game....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 23, 2014

Kershaw Earned His Huge New Contract

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers will be paying Clayton Kershaw more than Sandy Koufax ever was paid. More than they've paid any pitcher in club history At 25, Kershaw has had six...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 9, 2014

Jerry Priddy: The Player Who Inspiried Maury Wills

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of Fed Altieri’s interview with Maury Wills at Westfield, Culver City during the Dodgers’ recent Holiday Tour) Maury Wills:...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 9, 2014

Maury Wills At Westfield, Culver City

(EDITOR'S NOTE: When all-time great Maury Wills appeared at Westfield, Culver City with the Dodgers' recent Holiday Tour the Observer's Fred Altieri was there to interview him. This is the first of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 2, 2014

Dodgers Disappointed As Puig Arrested

The Dodgers had a strong reaction last weekend upon learning that their young star, Yasiel Puig, had been arrested in Naples, Florida and charged with reckless driving. Puig was reported to be going...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 19, 2013

Money? No Problem: Dodgers Sign Wilson

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Detroit Tigers were mighty good last season except for the fatal flaw of not having a premier closer. It made a lot of sense when they negotiated with free agent...

 
 Sports    December 19, 2013

Dodgers Announce Spring Schedule

The Dodgers announce their 2014 Spring Training schedule with their sixth season of Cactus League play beginning on Thursday, February 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch –...

 
 Sports    November 28, 2013

Angels To Begin 2014 Season at Home

The Angels announce they’ll begin the 2014 season with a series at home against the Seattle Mariners March 31 and April 1 and 2. The inter-league games against the Dodgers will be August 4 and 5 at Dodger Stadium and August 6 and 7 at Angel...

 

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