We’re a divided Empire – half of us represent Dodger Blue, and the other half wear Angels Red. Those of us who are Dodger fans definitely respect the good thing the Angels have going. Let’s see: you have the best owner in baseball, standing in contrast to the formerly married buffoons who own the Dodgers. You have the best manager in baseball…who shoulda been wearing blue all these years.
Then, there was that little matter of winning their division five out of six years, and being serious playoff threats ever single time, until that little oopsie last year. Things have to be better this year…right?
Surely you’ve heard the saying, “We had to burn the village in order to save it.” When involving actual villages, it’s a pretty messed up saying. When involving the Dodgers 2011 season, it’s probably a pretty good assessment of the State Of The Blue.
If you – like yours truly – are a Dodgers fan, there’s one thing (besides keeping Vin Scully around for as long as he wants to postpone retirement) that matters more than anything – anything – else: not keeping the McCourt family – any of them – around for one more freaking second than absolutely necessary.
Most of us on the KCAL Crew love us some baseball. Stu and Kelli are huge Dodger fans. Jimbo? He still reps his hometown Chisox. Daryl, sick bastard that he is, is mostly about the Yankees. Even though they own his Yanks, Daryl has a soft sport for the Angels too. Later on, we’ll introduce you to our favorite Angels fan, our computer guy and resident fantasy baseball geek, Gentle Ben.
The start of baseball season means our favorite season – summer – is just around the corner. That, amigo, is reason for serious celebration. Part of the fun of baseball season is also the this little fact: When you take 25 money- and hormone-greased male athletes on the road for a total of about three months over a six-month season, stuff happens.
We get down to serious baseball talk – well, as serious as the KCAL Crew gets – tomorrow. For now, let’s set the stage for the mayhem that will ensue. For instance…
From this Dodger fan’s perspective, the only good thing about the San Francisco Giants winning the pennant is that Barry Bonds wasn’t there to get a ring. Judgment day has arrived for the player with the most home runs.
This totally isn’t about O.J., but he is the poster child for jocks gone bad.
That made us wonder about other professional athletes we either never heard of, or forgot a long time ago, who haven’t exactly put the kind in mankind. The question is: How many antisocial jocks can we find? The answer isâ€¦lots! Here are a few lowlights for you. Some of these are pretty icky; a few are just plain bizarre.
Two deserving players are heading to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Can you guess who the first 5 players to be inducted were? What player keeps appearing on the ballot but will never make it?
Russell Martin is set to become a Yankee.Â Pending a physical, our Dodgers catcher is joining New York.Â When I [...]
You might have seen the bit popping up on the interwebs where Steve Garvey is saying he wants to buy the Dodgers and has a group together to actually do it. If you, like us, grew up watching the ’70′s and ’80′s Dodgers and the longest-lived infield in baseball history, Steve Garvey as owner might sound great. Here’s a different perspective on that.
With baseball’s annual holiday shopping bonanza known as the Winter Meetings now underway, we thought we’d pause and reflect and where the locals have gone since the rather unsatisfying end to the 2010 season. As for the Dodgers, baseball’s Divorce Of The Century – okay, we’re barely a decade in, but still… – isn’t going to end soon.
The Angels have been, shall we say, a bit restrained to this point.