When the Dodgers won their one and only World Series in Brookyln, a ticket to Game 4 could be had for $7.35, or less than the cost of a hot dog or a beer at the current Barclays center, which sits on the spot where Walter O'Malley wanted to build his new Dodgers' Stadium.
Four dogs from major stadiums across the country.
I have not yet seen "42" but I'm giving it an enthusiastic thumbs-up. If I had ten thumbs I would give it ten thumbs-up, because I want everyone to see the movie -- especially young people, a shocking number of whom don't know who Jackie Robinson was.
He became largely associated with Brooklyn, the city where he rounded the bases with his team, the Dodgers. However, long before he was launched into immortality on Ebbets Fields, Jackie Robinson was a hailed hero of Southern California.
Something remarkable started the moment my wife, Ellen, and I first met Hope on a ministry trip to Zambia four years ago.
Every Opening Day I reflect on all the hope that lies ahead for my team, and the zen of the ballyard that makes life worth living. So today, here are six lessons from America's pastime for American democracy.
Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Casey Stengel, manager of 3,766 games in the Big Leagues never wasted any time getting to the point
As we gear up for the exciting release of 42, let's also keep in mind the larger image of Jackie Robinson. He was also a tireless civil rights leader in his own right, furious with racial injustice and positively committed to securing first class citizenship for all.
Baseball is, among other things, a game of questions. As each new year begins there are significant questions facing baseball that address deeper issues facing the game.
Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.
Baseball interpreters have been in the news a lot recently, due to the decision to allow interpreters to approach the pitching mound during games. I recently caught up with Kenji Nimura, an experienced professional interpreter for Japanese, Spanish, and English for players in the Major League.
Just as the demographics of America are shifting, so is the percentage of Latino ballplayers. There is one interesting question that hangs in the air, though. Are the new players going to be counted as Latino or black? What box did Manny Ramirez check on his census form?
Mostly, I just liked to watch the players go through their motions up close. I was amazed at how far and fast they could throw the ball effortlessly on line while talking and joking with another player.
here is no doubt that the Lakers as a company understands Los Angeles as a community. That's what L.A. must demand from the new owners of AEG and our new football team. We need owners who "get" Los Angeles.
An astounding 31 major league pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012. The repetitive demands of pitching and the nature of the motion itself -- particularly the acceleration phase -- are the primary culprits.
I'm really here to try and explain the bugaboo I've always had with the Dodger Stadium experience: why huge numbers of fans routinely show up in the 3rd and 4th innings and leave after the 6th and 7th.