Found August 14, 2013 on
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A lot of struggling teams turn to ticket deals and other acts of goodwill this time of year, making sure people keep showing up to the games through September. It's not really all that rare, with even the $1 ticket promotion being done every once and awhile. When it's the Miami Marlins doing it, though -- the same team that had Groupon deals for Opening Day and is currently dead last in attendance -- the event is going to draw some attention (and snark). But even the Marlins could be forgiven for trying to get a few extra people through the gates with a promotion like this if they were playing a fellow bottom-feeder, right? Those games against the Phillies in their last homestand of the year aren't exactly looking like they'll be all-time classics, for example. Here's the thing, though: the Marlins are resorting to $1 tickets when the Los Angeles Dodgers are coming to town. Yes, the same Dodgers who are currently on one of the craziest hot streaks in recen...
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Tommy Lasorda, the Baseball Hall of Fame manager who made his name with the Los Angeles Dodgers, spent some time with rapper Ice Cube during Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium.
Lasorda posted a photo of himself with Ice Cube on his Twitter account. Lasorda added this caption: "@icecube told me it was a good day. I told him, 'Everyday at Blue Heaven on Earth...
The Los Angeles Dodgers scratched Andre Ethier from last
night’s lineup, as the outfielder continues to be hampered by a sore left calf,
according to Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Upon arriving at Dodger Stadium, Ethier was sent to be
examined by team physicians after he complained of discomfort in his leg.
Manager Don Mattingly told reporters that the ailment has lingered...
And they say athletes don’t read their own press clippings … Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is on the cover of the sports issue of “Hollywood Reporter,” and he shared a photo on Instagram of himself reading the magazine (or at least holding it up and looking like he was reading). Just something about […]
The Los Angels Dodgers are eager to get Hanley Ramirez back into the everyday starting lineup. However, they are equally concerned with rushing him back. The team understands their position and what Ramirez means going forward. They will need him down the stretch and in the playoffs if they make it.
Austin Laymance of MLB.com says the Dodgers made Ramirez available to...
The player to be named in the trade that sent catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota to the Los Angeles Dodgers now has a name.
The Twins announced on Tuesday that they have acquired left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers to complete the trade. The Twins sent Butera, who spent most of the season at Triple-A Rochester, to the Dodgers just before the trade deadline at the end of...
The Dodgers on Tuesday completed their acquisition of Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran.
You read that correctly. Just when it seemed the "old" Ned Colletti was gone, he sprouts up again.
Sulbaran, 19, was signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2011. He was one of the Loons' most consistent pitchers this...
As dazzling as the pitching staff has been in the Miami Marlins' wins this month, it has been fairly awful in the defeats.
Jacob Turner's road struggles may mean the club is headed for more of the latter.
After the Marlins got another victory via shutout, Turner looks for the first road win of his career in the finale of a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puig's sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn...
It took 10 innings but the Marlins got that big hit manager Mike Redmond almost on a nightly basis has to explain eluded them.
Christian Yelich’s one-out RBI-single through the right side sent the Marlins to a series-evening 1-0 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday. It was the sixth extra-inning shutout win in club history and first since Aug. 31 2010 against the...
Christian Yelich singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 10th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 after a tidy matchup of contrasting starters.
Hard-throwing Marlins prodigy Jose Fernandez and wily Royals veteran Bruce Chen each lasted seven innings before handing the scoreless game over to their bullpens.
It continued to extra innings...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a 5-2 victory.
The Royals were leading 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever Tim Collins (2-6) to start the seventh. Christian Yelich then hit a grounder toward third that utility man Elliot...
Yasiel Puig hustles for a double on a slow grounder to center, putting himself in scoring position in the bottom of the 12th. Because Yasiel Puig is the anti-Robinson Cano.
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The Atlanta Braves focus coming into this season was to outdistance the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies to win the NL East. The Braves recent 14-game winning streak has opened up a huge lead in the NL East and changed the focus. Talk lately has turned to battling the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, for the best record in the National League. The prize...
It has been decades since there's been a club as hot as the Los Angeles Dodgers.
No team in baseball has been as bad as the Philadelphia Phillies over the last four weeks.
The surging Dodgers look to keep rolling Friday night when they open a three-game road set against the woeful Phillies.
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