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Umpires Aren't Robots—Yet
Blown Call Makes
Case for Robot
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Blown Call Makes Case for Robot Umpires

Technology has stepped in after human error before, David Von Drehle writes

(Newser) - After the Dodgers-Giants playoff game Thursday night, Gabe Morales was able to watch replays of his call that ended San Francisco's season. The umpire had ruled that the Giants' Wilmer Flores had gone around while trying to check his swing. That was the third strike, the last out of...

Guy Spotted at Dodgers Game Wasn't Actually Fugitive

Authorities had sought public's help in search for John Ruffo, on the run for 23 years

(Newser) - Update: Sorry, it's not him. That's the final word from authorities on a mystery man spotted at a 2016 MLB game who looked just like a fugitive who's been on the run for 23 years. The US Marshals Service says the man seen in video footage at...

Accused Dodgers Pitcher Is Out for Season

With prosecutors undecided on sexual assault charges, Trevor Bauer will remain on leave

(Newser) - Trevor Bauer, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher facing a sexual assault investigation , won't play again this season. The decision to keep him on administrative leave through the end of baseball's playoffs was made after it became clear that Bauer wouldn't be in shape physically to play this...

He Slid Into Home, Launched Musical Memes
It May Be 'Smoothest
Slide of All Time'
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It May Be 'Smoothest Slide of All Time'

People keep setting Trea Turner's move into music

(Newser) - Major League Baseball is calling it the "smoothest slide of all time." The Los Angeles Times concurs that "few have ever looked so smooth while sliding home to score," and likens Trea Turner's technique to a "choreographed dance move." You can watch...

Ball Girl Takes Down Rogue Fan at Dodger Stadium

Man had managed to evade security during run across field

(Newser) - "Reminder: Don’t mess with our ball girls!" So tweeted Dodgers Nation after a rogue fan was stopped in his tracks Sunday. After the fan invaded the field at Dodger Stadium during the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, he evaded security and...

Trevor Bauer Put on Leave by MLB
Trevor Bauer Put
on Leave by MLB

Trevor Bauer Put on Leave by MLB

Woman has accused Dodgers pitcher of sexual assault

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has put Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on a seven-day administrative leave while a woman's accusations against him of sexual assault are investigated. The accusations are the subject of a criminal investigation in California by Pasadena police, and MLB said it's conducting its own inquiry, CNBC...

She Says It Was Assault. MLB Star Says It Was 'Rough' Sex

LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer claims encounters were 'wholly consensual'

(Newser) - Last year, Trevor Bauer was named the winner of MLB's Cy Young Award for the National League. Now, the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been hit with an assault claim by a woman who has since taken out an order of protection against Bauer, her lawyer,...

Ex-Pitcher Charged in Boys' Crosswalk Deaths

Scott Erickson was allegedly racing with woman who hit brothers in suburban LA crosswalk

(Newser) - Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson has been charged with reckless driving in connection to a hit-and-run in Southern California that killed two boys last year, per the AP . The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said Erickson, 52, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving....

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Sutton Dead at 75

The Los Angeles Dodgers legend had cancer

(Newser) - Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday, the AP reports. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho...

MLB Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda Dies
Dodgers Legend
Dead at 93
obituary

Dodgers Legend Dead at 93

Manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda led team to 2 World Series

(Newser) - Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 70-plus years with the franchise, has died at 93. The Dodgers said Friday he had a heart attack at...

Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care
Tommy Lasorda
Is in Intensive Care

Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care

The former Los Angeles Dodgers manager is said to be resting comfortably

(Newser) - Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California, the AP reports. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Sunday that their 93-year-old former manager was in intensive care and resting comfortably at a hospital in Orange County. Lasorda lives in Fullerton. He attended the team’s Game 6...

MLB Wraps Investigation of Celebrant With COVID

Justin Turner won't face punishment for joining teammates after testing positive

(Newser) - Justin Turner will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for coming onto the field last week to celebrate the World Series title with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19. The third baseman was removed after seven innings of Game 6 against Tampa Bay on Oct....

MLB Confirms Infected Player 'Refused to Comply'

Justin Turner violated MLB coronavirus protocols, league says

(Newser) - Justin Turner's maskless celebration on the field after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series—just two innings after he was pulled from the game due to his coronavirus test coming back positive—was in clear disregard of Major League Baseball's COVID-19 protocols, the league says in...

Dodgers' Player With COVID Celebrates, Maskless at Times

LA Dodgers' third baseman Justin Turner went back onto the field

(Newser) - The good news for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night: They won the World Series . The bad news: Third baseman Justin Turner was yanked midway through the game against the Tampa Bay Rays because his COVID-19 test came up positive. USA Today reports that Turner was taken out at...

They're World Series Winners for the First Time Since 1988

LA Dodgers beat Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6

(Newser) - Mookie Betts streaked home with a go-ahead run and later homered for good measure as the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series championship since 1988, taking advantage of a hotly debated Tampa Bay move to beat the Rays 3-1 in Game 6. The Dodgers posted the best record...

World Series Tied 1-1
World Series Tied 1-1

World Series Tied 1-1

Tampa Bay Rays beat Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4

(Newser) - Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two opposite-field home runs, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at one...

World Series Opener Had Smallest Crowd in 111 Years

Stadium was limited to 28% of capacity

(Newser) - A crowd of 11,388 attended the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Tuesday night's World Series opener in Arlington, Texas, spread in groups of up to four, mostly in alternate rows and none directly behind each other among the forest green seats. That...

Star Player Injures Himself Celebrating Clutch Home Run

Dodgers' Cody Bellinger dislocates his shoulder

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the World Series thanks in no small part to Cody Bellinger's tie-breaking home run against Atlanta in the 7th inning Sunday night. As it turns out, Bellinger actually hurt himself celebrating the feat, reports USA Today . The outfielder dislocated his right shoulder when...

Dodgers Have a Chance for First Title Since 1988

They're heading to the World Series

(Newser) - Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with his bat. The star right fielder made his third terrific catch in three days, this time robbing Freddie Freeman of a home run and helping the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves...

His F-Bomb Is a Weird New Baseball Problem

Curse by Joc Pederson is picked up on TV broadcast because of empty stadium

(Newser) - When the Dodgers' Joc Pederson grounded out to first in Thursday night's game, he did not say "Darn it." He said another word, begins with "f," loudly, notes SFGate . Normally, this would have gone unnoticed amid the noise from a stadium packed with fans. But...

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