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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Revisiting the Volatile Season of ‘65

For the next six days, much of Los Angeles was set ablaze and looted in a paroxysm of protest against racism and police brutality. Liquor stores and pawnshops were ransacked, 200 buildings were burned to the ground, and snipers on rooftops took aim at the firefighters who came to help. One young Dodgers fan, then-10-year-old Ozzie Smith, later recounted the harrowing experience to The New York Times.

“We had to stay in the house for a week, maybe two weeks,” Smith said. “My dad would go down to the store for food and come right home. You could hear gunshots all the time.”


Ten miles away at Dodger Stadium, as Maury Wills and company faced the Pirates, management offered rain checks to ticket holders who didn’t feel safe enough to attend. Players, too, were worried.

“I had to drive through that area to get to the ballpark,” Johnson told the Los Angeles Daily News. “People were shooting. There were snipers on the freeway. I wore my uniform because that was my identification. I thought if people saw that I was a Dodger, I wouldn’t get killed.”


“I really don’t think Juan should have been playing at all,” said Willie Mays. “He was pretty strung out, full of fear and anger, and holding it inside.”

Marichal was typically genial and devoted to his Bible studies. But the Juan Marichal who woke up on Aug. 22 to face the Dodgers was not the same man who carried a picture of St. Martin, the peacemaker, in his pocket.

“Juan wanted to fight,” teammate Matty Alou said. “He had the devil inside him that day.”

Friday, September 25, 2015

BLS: Madison Bumgarner gets into an intense staredown with ump Joe West

Get a room, fellas…

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has a reputation for being one of the more fiery pitchers in baseball. And Joe West has a reputation for being — well, how should we put this nicely? — the most contentious ump in the game. And that’s not just our opinion. You need only to search West’s name on the Internet to see words like “awful” and “idiocy.”

So you can see how the combination of Bumgarner and West could be combustible. And, to little surprise, it was Thursday night.

JE (Jason) Posted: September 25, 2015 at 07:54 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: cowboy joe west, madison bumgarner, san francisco giants

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

WATCH: Buster Posey ‘sorta’ handles other kinds of deliveries

There’s no doubt that Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants is a top hitter and a skilled catcher, ready and eager to handle the delivery of most any teammate except possibly for Tim Lincecum.

But is he ready to handle the delivery of a baby?

That’s the question this TV commercial for Esurance asks. He’s “sorta” the woman’s doctor. They both wear gloves. And they always deliver in the clutch. Right?



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