| Jul 28, 2010
| 12:06 AM
Five weeks ago, Jordan Leyland showed up to Cotuit, Mass., to play for the Cape Cod Baseball League team in town. No one guaranteed the UC Irvine player a roster spot.
"I was a temporary guy," said Leyland, knowing any day might be his last with the...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 11:13 PM
Ed Ratledge rides a beach cruiser to work and shows up in flip-flops. He slips out of them when he reaches his so-called outdoor office.
The beach is where Ratledge works. On the sand is where he earns a living.
Ratledge now has to find other ways...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The City Council has approved a partnership between Laguna Beach and local Little League to renovate baseball fields at Riddle Field and Alta Laguna Park in the next two months.
The estimated cost for both fields is $33,000, with the league committed to...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Joe Haakenson grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. His allegiance was to Dodger Blue.
At the time, he knew of but didn't closely follow that other Major League Baseball team one county away in Orange County. Now he knows plenty about that organization....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium.
The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Ocean View senior Timmy Robinson was drafted in the 31st round (940th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on June 6 by the Minnesota Twins. Robinson, who signed last month with USC, batted .523 during the prep season, hit 12 home runs...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 8:49 PM
"He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with."
That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:03 PM
I still remember the first time I saw my name in print. It was the spring of my freshman year in high school, and I submitted an essay on the Major League Baseball strike to a Los Angeles Times column, "My Turn," that featured work by local teenagers....