When Penelope Spheeris heard that Tommy Lasorda passed away on Friday at 93, she knew many people would be touched by the sad news, particularly…View More Tommy Lasorda’s Death Starts a Conversation About His Son
Tommy Lasorda was born on the first day of fall, the season that matters most in baseball. Many years later he would make a lasting…View More Tommy Lasorda Was a Celebrity. He Was Also a Leader.
Tommy Lasorda, the irrepressible baseball lifer who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers to four National League pennants and two World Series championships in a Hall…View More Tommy Lasorda, a Dodger From His Cleats to His Cap, Dies at 93
In a year in which Covid-19 caused more than 1.7 million deaths worldwide, sports competitions took place amid much debate over their necessity and the…View More The 2020 Moments When Sports Made Sense
As the presumptive new owner of the Mets last week, Steven A. Cohen spent days answering fans’ questions on Twitter. The Mets’ loyalists, he wrote,…View More Steven Cohen, Justin Turner and Alex Cora Were All Shown Mercy on Friday
Justin Turner, it’s time for you to apologize. I lived in Los Angeles long enough to know how much you mean to the Dodgers —…View More An Open Letter to Justin Turner and M.L.B.
The joy of the Dodgers’ long coveted World Series title was overshadowed on Tuesday night when Justin Turner, the team’s veteran third baseman, joined his…View More M.L.B. Says Justin Turner Refused to Stay Off Field After Dodgers’ Win
ARLINGTON, Texas — At the very end, 2020 did what it does best, intruding on joy with an unwelcome risk-or-reward calculation. Justin Turner, part of…View More After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Tampa Bay Rays pride themselves on creativity, on aggressively challenging conventional wisdom. That ethos helps make them an annual contender on…View More Blake Snell, Kevin Cash and a Decision That Will Haunt the Rays
Two words that have been on my mind constantly these recent months are “room tone.” Room tone is the sound a space makes when there…View More Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season