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Bill Plaschke: Not exactly steady as it goes for Steve Sarkisian

latimes.com — He seemed as unsteady as Saturday night. Yet in the light of a Tuesday morning, it was even more unsettling. This time, Steve Sarkisian didn't appear impaired, he seemed confused. This time, instead of slurring his words, he was slurring his reasoning.
Aug 25, 2015

Here's @BillPlaschke's column on Sarkisian. Worth the read to gain LA media perspective: latimes.com/sports/usc/la-…

Aug 26, 2015

Not exactly steady as it goes for USC Coach Steve Sarkisian via @BillPlaschke lat.ms/1LzvGGu

Aug 26, 2015

Bill Plaschke of the LA Times: Steve Sarkisian's awkward presser raises more questions than it answered: latimes.com/sports/usc/la-…

If Steve Sarkisian's issues run deeper than one night, that's an issue for USC

latimes.com — If there's one public event where the USC football coach needs to be at his most professional and inspirational, it is the annual preseason Trojans family banquet known as "Salute to Troy." Steve Sarkisian knew this, yet there he was Saturday night, apparently intoxicated, slurring his words, uttering an expletive and acting so unsteady that he left the stage before his remarks were complete.
Aug 24, 2015

If Steve Sarkisian's issues run deeper than one night, that's an issue for USC via @BillPlaschke lat.ms/1EQ2mUk

Aug 24, 2015

RT @LindseyThiry: If Steve Sarkisian’s issues run deeper than one night, that’s an issue for #USC. (via @BillPlaschke) latimes.com/sports/usc/la-…

Aug 24, 2015

If Steve Sarkisian's issues run deeper than one night, that's an issue for USC @billplascke lat.ms/1EQ2mUk

Aug 24, 2015

Is Sark's apology enough? Is there a bigger issue here? is.gd/XF8sQH

Aug 24, 2015

RT @LAcrimes: If Steve Sarkisian's issues run deeper than one night, that's an issue for USC @billplascke lat.ms/1EQ2mUk

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Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

baltimoresun.com — Fifty years ago this weekend, the San Francisco Giants' Juan Marichal brought a baseball bat down upon the head of the Dodgers' John Roseboro in a pounding moment in sports history. It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence.

Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

latimes.com — Fifty years ago this weekend, the San Francisco Giants' Juan Marichal brought a baseball bat down upon the head of the Dodgers' John Roseboro in a pounding moment in sports history. It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence.
Aug 23, 2015

Here is something you might not know from the famous Marichal Roseboro fight via @BillPlaschke - latimes.com/sports/dodgers…

Aug 23, 2015

Terrific column by @BillPlaschke of the LA Times on the power of forgiveness in the aftermath of Marichal-Roseboro: latimes.com/sports/dodgers…

Aug 23, 2015

RT @JeffFaraudo: Terrific column by @BillPlaschke of the LA Times on the power of forgiveness in the aftermath of Marichal-Roseboro: latimes.com/sports/dodgers…

Jim Mora won't hold back on his team or himself and UCLA is better for it

latimes.com — The tirades on a San Bernardino football field have been loud enough to be heard 75 miles away in Westwood, creating vibrations across the college football landscape. The UCLA practices this month have been marked by an eight-clap of profanity, a Bruin Walk of sarcasm, a series of gutty-checking little outbursts.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @12thbruin: Jim Mora won't hold back on his team or himself and UCLA is better for it: The tirades on a San Bernardino foo... lat.ms/1E9L0Hc

Aug 21, 2015

Bill Plaschke of the LA Times: UCLA coach Jim Mora brings an edge the Bruins need: latimes.com/sports/ucla/la…

Dodgers worker Javier Herrera takes a fall, and fans raise him up

latimes.com — He was trying to make the play. He was trying to do something, anything, to help the Dodgers. For the last 11 years of his life, that's who Javier Herrera has been, a Dodgers batboy-clubhouse assistant who is still dragging lumber and washing jocks at age 29 for one simple reason.
Aug 19, 2015

While despairing over what looks like another Dodger meltdown, celebrate some old-fashioned Dodger devotion here is.gd/je2KQC

Minor league lifer John Shoemaker has major impact on Dodgers organization

latimes.com — His day begins in darkness. When John Shoemaker shuffles into the tiny clubhouse tucked behind the left-field wall at Lindquist Field at 8:30 a.m. to begin another chapter in his 39th consecutive season in the Dodgers minor leagues, he fumbles around folding chairs, lockers, and a gently heaving body under a blanket on a couch.
Aug 16, 2015

If you are a #Dodgers fan who must read this @BillPlaschke story on minor league manager John Shoemaker. lat.ms/1gMAc75

Aug 16, 2015

John Shoemaker has spent 35 years in the Dodgers minor league system but he is still hoping for his call up latimes.com/sports/dodgers…

Aug 16, 2015

The story of Shoe, a guy who has spent last 39 years in the Dodger minor leagues is.gd/dvuCqX

Aug 16, 2015

RT @BillPlaschke: The story of Shoe, a guy who has spent last 39 years in the Dodger minor leagues is.gd/dvuCqX

Aug 16, 2015

RT @BillPlaschke: The story of Shoe, a guy who has spent last 39 years in the Dodger minor leagues is.gd/dvuCqX

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Dodgers need a third starter behind Kershaw, Grienke

latimes.com — During the previous two evenings, the Dodger Stadium mound was filled with August greatness. On Thursday night, it held that same old October fear. One day after Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw combined to throw 14 scoreless innings and lead the Dodgers to two victories, the Dodgers were forced to face a question that could haunt them for the next two months.

Dodgers fans have a right to feel a bit uncertain about team

latimes.com — The most joyless first-place team in baseball took the field Tuesday down the road from a giant Sandy Koufax bobblehead-night billboard. Complete with black graffiti sprayed on his face. It has been that sort of summer from the Dodgers, nothing sacred, nothing celebrated, not even a National League West lead and the league's fourth-best record in the second week of August.

Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke: Thank you, Boston, for giving LA another shot at the Olympics

bostonglobe.com — These words may have never been uttered by anyone on the Los Angeles sports landscape, but here goes. Thank you, Boston. Continue reading below As expected, Boston's sanctioned bid to put on the 2024 Olympics deflated quicker than a bag of Tom Brady footballs, with the city and the United States Olympic Committee announcing Monday that it just wasn't going to work.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: .@billplaschke in @GlobeOpinion: Thank you for giving LA another shot at the 2024 Olympics bos.gl/jtXN2Aq pic.twitter.com/61KrOCxyfD

Jul 30, 2015

Los Angeles sports columnist discloses Angelenos still recount the "great traffic" of three decades ago. bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/0…

Jul 31, 2015

LA Times columnist @BillPlaschke thanks Boston for giving LA an other shot at 2024 Olympics. bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/0…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @dscharfGlobe: LA Times columnist: "Thank you Boston for realizing you need to ... leave the big-boy sporting events to us." bit.ly/1MyR5hQ

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Aug 30, 2015

So it's official, ESPN stats says this was shortest span for one team being no-hit in 92 years...nine days...unreal

Aug 30, 2015

Did anybody run harder all night than Davey Lopes leaving the field after the no-no?...Like all Dodgers, running for cover...

Aug 30, 2015

Dodgers watching somebody else celebrate on their field...an ominous sign?...no more than two no-nos in nine days...

Aug 30, 2015

Team with two Cy Young favorites might be watching the guy who could steal it from them

Aug 30, 2015

Wouldn't you know that this is one of the few games most Dodger fans can actually watch on TV...

Aug 30, 2015

Justin Turner is fighting him like Justin Turner fights


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