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Muncy cites Dodgers’ CF backdrop for HBP injury

Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy didn’t react quickly enough to a pitch running in on him during Sunday’s scrimmage from Dodger Stadium and suffered an injury because of it. “I couldn’t really see the ball,” Muncy said. “I’m trying […]

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Ex-OF Crawford: Heart is ‘heavy’ over drownings

Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford says his heart is “heavy” and he has struggled to keep his emotions in check after two people drowned in a backyard pool at his home in Houston earlier this month. Bethany Lartigue, who was 25, and Kasen Hersi, who was 5, both drowned on May 16. Police spokeswoman […]

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LA’s Turner: Once back, end extras with HR derby

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Justin Turner has a lot of time on his hands these days, and has come up with a novel idea for deciding extra-inning games once the regular season starts. Taking a cue from NHL shootouts, Turner suggested that baseball go to a home run derby if a game is tied after […]

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Why the Dodgers now have baseball’s best lineup

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association People tend to lose their heads when an elite player changes teams. In a good way. For fans of the team that acquires the star, it’s a time to dream. […]

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Why the Dodgers now have baseball’s best lineup

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association People tend to lose their heads when an elite player changes teams. In a good way. For fans of the team that acquires the star, it’s a time to dream. […]

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Bellinger on Astros, Red Sox: LA did it ‘right way’

MALIBU, Calif. — The sign-stealing scandal that has engulfed Major League Baseball throughout the offseason centers mostly on two teams, the 2017 Houston Astros and the 2018 Boston Red Sox. An obvious link — the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, coming off seven straight division titles but still in search of the franchise’s first championship […]