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 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 20, 2015 

Dodgers Win And Show a Baseball Movie

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Dodger Stadium went “Back to the Future” on a hot, 90 degree movie-night on Saturday as the Dodgers prepared to battle the Reds in the third game of their...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 20, 2015 

Dodgers Will Chase A Championship With Utley

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Realizing they're in a torrid stretch drive to complete the 2015 season, the Dodgers traded for second baseman Chase Utley on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Utley has...

 
 Sports    August 13, 2015

Angels' Trout Turns 24 Doing Great Work

Angels outfielder Mike Trout celebrated his 24th birthday on August 7 owning a .305 (689/2259) average with 130 doubles, 28 triples, 130 home runs, 375 RBI and 449 runs scored in 597 career games. Below you will find a summary of some of Trout’s...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 6, 2015

So Many New Dodgers: Where's The Chemistry?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As a baseball season goes along players often grow together as a unit. A team can flourish as individuals learn each other’s skills and weaknesses. I’m reminded...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 30, 2015

Improved Angels Make Bid For Playoffs

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The last time I wrote about the Angels I realized they weren’t playing well but said it was too early to count them out. Since then they’ve made a dramatic bid...

 
 Sports    July 23, 2015

Trout Homers Off Greinke; AL Wins All-Star Game

The American League defeated the National League, 6-3 in baseball’s annual All-Star Game Tuesday in Cincinnati. As a result, the American League will have the home field advantage in the World Series. The AL also had it last season but Kansas City...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    July 9, 2015

Dodgers Are Missing Juan Uribe

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Several people have approached me recently complaining about the Dodgers’ slump and poor performance. They blame manager Don Mattingly, pitcher Clayton...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 25, 2015

Padres Fire Manager As They Chase Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Padres were on the verge of beating the Dodgers Sunday in San Diego. With the winning run on base in a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning Juston Upton hit a drive to...

 
 Sports    June 25, 2015

Culver Pitcher Tyler Marks Scores in Baseball Draft

Tyler Marks was a star pitcher at Culver City High, then he began to attract professional baseball scouts at Concordia College in Irvine, then came his biggest day. Marks, who registered 20 saves for Concordia last season as a junior, was drafted...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    June 11, 2015

Cardinals Continue to Dominate Dodgers

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Cardinals made a stop at Chavez Ravine for a four-game series against the Dodgers and continue to dominate them as the Redbirds, now with the best record in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 4, 2015

Angels Haven't Clicked But They're Not Far Behind

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Because this newspaper is on the Westside we tend to care more about the local teams. More Dodgers coverage than Angels, for example. But it was different last year...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    May 28, 2015

A Grand Memorial Day At Dodger Stadium

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter After the moving pre-game tribute to the soldiers and veterans at the Memorial Day game, which was a highlight of the event, it was time to play ball. The Dodgers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 28, 2015

Dodgers Need A Pitcher; Perhaps Cole Hamels

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It was my first Dodger game of this season and on Sunday I knew I’d see many old friends in the press box. The first one to greet me was Vin Scully, who I’ve...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    May 14, 2015

Van Slyke, Greinke Add To Dodgers' Success

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It was the Scott Van Slyke show at Dodger Stadium on Monday as he crushed a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Miami Marlins 5-3....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 30, 2015

Angels Will Pay Hamilton $70 Million To Play For Texas

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When an arbitrator ruled that Josh Hamilton would be entitled to his full 2015 salary from the Angels despite a relapse of cocaine addiction the club responded with...

 
 Sports    April 30, 2015

Dodgers' Pitcher McCarthy Out For The Season

Brandon McCarthy, who signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers in December, 2014, is out for the remainder of the season. McCarthy, a righthanded starting pitcher, had a 3-0 record this season but suffered a torn elbow ligament and...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 23, 2015

Gonzalez Leads Dodgers Into First Place

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Dodgers’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had his 13-game hitting streak halted on Sunday against the Rockies, but the Dodgers improved their win-streak to seven g...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 16, 2015

Angels Must Pay Hamilton And They're Not Happy

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Major League baseball has announced it won’t investigate the Josh Hamilton case, and that means the Angels are stuck with his sizeable contract for this season....

 
 Sports    April 9, 2015

Dodgers Mourn The Passing Of Billy DeLury

Billy DeLury, a Dodger employee since 1950, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 81. “Billy's consistent dedication and outstanding character were both an inspiration in our front office as well as a daily reminder of our roots in...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 9, 2015

Rollins' Homer Gives Dodgers Opening Day Win

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Former Dodger Matt Kemp drove in all three of the Padres runs, but it was the former Philly, Jimmy Rollins, and his three-run blast in the eighth that would...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 26, 2015

Champion Giants Struggle In Spring Training

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor How important are the results in spring training? The popular belief is the results aren’t very important since minor leaguers often replace major leaguers in the la...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Baseball's Pace of Play Rule Has Arrived

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In recent years baseball officials have been concerned about surveys showing a decline in interest in their sport. Many fans apparently think games last too long....

 
 Sports    March 5, 2015

Kershaw To Pitch Dodgers' Opening Game

Manager Don Mattingly has announced that Clayton Kershaw will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers' opening game of the 2015 season, April 6 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. It will...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 19, 2015

Angels Are Optimistic as Season Begins

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In this space last week I speculated that the San Diego Padres could be as good as the Dodgers this season. A respected colleague, Lyle Spencer of mlb.com went a step...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2015

DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2015 BROADCAST TEAMS

The Dodgers today announced their 2015 broadcast teams. Hall of Famer Vin Scully will return on SportsNet LA and Dodgers Radio AM570 KLAC while Charley Steiner joins Rick Monday on AM570 KLAC and...

 

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