Keidel: Mets Make It Clear -- Dodgers Have 2 Pitchers And They Better Both Be GreatIf this series had a soundtrack, then the first two games played to the nuanced beauty of Bach and Beethoven. And then Game 3 was the hard blast of Black Sabbath.
Palladino: The Great 'Donnie Baseball' Will Have No Luck On Final BallotWhile our local baseball teams continue to track free agents and send out trade feelers, something else happened this week. The Hall of Fame voters received their ballots, and with them a bittersweet reminder of one former great.
Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 29-20Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 29-20.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw And Dodgers Can't Get Past Cardinals Yet AgainThe Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.
Sweeny: Current, Former Yankees Tell Their Favorite Derek Jeter StoriesI asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me...
Sweeny: Baseball Lifers Recall First Impressions Of Derek JeterIt’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.
7 Incredible Athletes (Besides LeBron James) To Wear #23Seven amazing athletes besides LeBron James to wear #23.
Sweeny: Random Thoughts Ahead Of The World SeriesCheck out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.
Cardinals Blast Dodgers In Game 6, Win 19th NL Pennant Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series -- not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.
Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong WayHe's cocky. He's arrogant. He's extremely unlikable. And he doesn't play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it's supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I'm talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Dodgers Shortstop Hanley Ramirez Is Doubtful For Game 3 Of The NLCSShortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his left ribs Sunday, and the results were not yet available.
Dodgers Outfielder Ethier Out Of NLCS Game 2 Lineup Due To SorenessAndre Ethier is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS due to lingering soreness.