| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon held by KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families.
Abbott, who was born...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:48 PM
I spent last week in Washington D.C. and the area is ablaze with Redskin mania. Every cab driver, shopkeeper and person I encountered is in a state of excitement about the prospects of the team.
Robert Griffin III could be elected mayor in a landslide....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:56 PM
Major League Baseball recently issued its long-awaited suspensions for 13 players for violation of the drug program's protocols.
Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by Commissioner Bud Selig by his power under the Basic...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:19 PM
If you were a kid in the 1970s, chances are you got your baseball news through newspaper box scores, brief and sporadic radio and television reports, and perhaps on the backs of the baseball cards you collected without concern for their appreciable value....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:36 PM
South Coast Repertory will conclude its 50th season with the play that opened its first: "Tartuffe," the farce by French playwright Moliere about a religious hypocrite who charms his way into a family home.
It's the Costa Mesa theater's way of coming...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Corona del Mar vs. Pacifica
When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Davidson Field
Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB-P Luke Napolitano; Sr. MLB Alex Moore; Sr. C Giovanni Gentosi
Key Mariners: Sr. QB Nick Howard; Sr. WR-CB Josh Nauls; Sr. LB-RB Trever Brown
| Sep 22, 2013
Those in the Guggenheim group are heroes in Southern California as the Dodgers defeated Arizona 7-6 to clinch the Western Division title in the National League pennant race Thursday. They promised to bring quality baseball and victory back to Los...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:57 PM
Four years ago, Brandon Maurer embarked on what would be a rugged path to the big leagues.
There were no promises back then when he was an 18-year-old leaving Costa Mesa as a 23rd-round pick for the Seattle Mariners out of Orange Lutheran High.
| Apr 13, 2013
| 11:35 PM
At one point in "42," the Jackie Robinson Story, Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, thanks a young Robinson for helping him love baseball again.
The latest cinematic account of Robinson's historic 1947 season, in which he breaks baseball's color...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
It's only April, but a leading contender for this year's Best Picture award is already in a theater near you. "42" is the absolutely compelling story of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American ever to play Major League Baseball and wore that...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:18 PM
There is no joy in SoCal baseball fandom, the mighty local teams have struck out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $220,395,196, which leads Major League Baseball. Their record through Friday was 13-21, which placed them last in the National...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Last month, Jim Abbott visited KidWorks in Santa Ana.
Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher, says he stays busy these days, speaking to various people and motivating many about the story of his life and about succeeding despite being born...