1. JC's LA View: Desperate Dodger Deals Dare Disaster

    Striker: Surely you can't be serious. Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley. One couldn’t be surprised if Dodgers manager Joe Torre slipped into the role of Ted Striker from the movie “Airplane!” when talking to L...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 4 years ago 1,290 reads 41 comments

  2. JC's Dodger View: Pirates & Marlins Ruin LA's Opening Week

    Opening Day in Pittsburgh - while warm & breezy, Pittsburgh is not high on the list of places I would hope to begin the season. Sadly I was not consulted by the schedule makers...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 4 years ago 273 reads 16 comments

  3. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Feb. 22: Manny Ramirez Won't Be in LA Come 2011

    The wire services are crackling with what is deemed to be news today—Manny Ramirez is saying he will not return to the Dodgers in 2011! This revelation ranks right up there with water being wet and the sky being blue...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 4 years ago 190 reads 17 comments

  4. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Feb 16: Eric Gagne Hopes for a Return To LA

    Former Dodger closer Eric Gagne can represent the best of times as well as the worst of times for Dodger fans. Some would say strains of "Welcome to the Jungle" still reverberate around Chavez Ravine...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 4 years ago 319 reads 17 comments

  5. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Feb 8: Previewing LA's Starters for 2010

    Excellent starting pitching has been the leading edge of Dodger championship teams. Hurlers such as Koufax and Drysdale, Sutton and Messersmith, as well as Valenzuela and Hershiser have paced Los Angeles' supremacy from the rubber...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 4 years ago 376 reads 31 comments

  6. JC's Dodger Line Drives | January 2010: Gearing Up for the Spring Part 1

    Late January can mean many things to sports fans—the NFL postseason, college hoops hip deep in conference play, the NBA and NHL reaching the mid-point of their seasons—but for baseball fans ...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 4 years ago 165 reads 3 comments

  7. JC's Department of Painfully Obvious: Barry Bonds' Future and NHL On ESPN

    The agent for Barry Bonds —seen here in his current uniform and looking over his shoulder at the wreckage left in his wake—conceded today the playing days of the steroid-tainted slugger are over...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about almost 5 years ago 216 reads 17 comments

  8. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Dec. 1: L.A.'s Vin Scully To Return for 2010

    The Dodgers have just confirmed, to the great pleasure of their fans, the return of their most valuable asset—Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 26 comments

  9. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Oct. 20: Dodgers Extend GM Ned Colletti's Deal

    The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today they will extend general manager Ned Colletti's contract. After speaking with the team's PR department, I was informed that while they will not release ...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about almost 5 years ago 141 reads 17 comments

  10. JC's Dodger Line Drives | Aug. 8: Dodger Bats Leave Clayton Kershaw Hanging

    Clayton "Chinstrap" Kershaw took the mound Saturday night in Los Angeles looking to redeem himself after taking a loss his last time out against Milwaukee, in a game where he only worked four innings and allowed a career-high six walks...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 196 reads 31 comments

  11. JC's Dodger Dugout Whispers | Will There Be LA / San Francisco Fireworks

    Next week, the Los Angeles Dodgers travel north to face their favorite enemy, the San Francisco Giants, in a three game series that begins on Monday. Looking forward, past your current opponent, is one of the worst things a player or team could do...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 261 reads 21 comments

  12. JC's Dodger Fan Alert : Under the Stars in LA & New Manny Bobblehead

    Great news for Los Angeles Dodger fans who like to spend a summer evening under the stars! The Dodgers are offering a limited number of fans the chance to have a sleep over on the outfield grass at the stadium on Friday, August 14...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 161 reads 1 comments

  13. Thoughts and Observations on the New Leaks Off Baseball's Steroid List

    Wednesday saw a double-header in this latest episode of the slow leak off the list from 2003 of positive tests for Major League Players. Never mind the tests were supposed to be for evaluation purposes only, and kept anonymous...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 236 reads 91 comments

  14. Open Mic: Reflections on My Ben Franklin Milestone With B/R

    J.C. Ayvazi at Dodger Stadium May 6, 2009—the day the Dodgers won their record 13th consecutive home game to start the season. Photo Credit: BaseballSavvy.com This article marks the one hundredth submission I have made to Bleacher Report...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 365 reads 105 comments

  15. J.C.'s Dodger Line Drives, July 22 : L.A.'s Manny and Chad Show Stifles Cincy

    Manny Ramirez unloads on a knee-high fastball for his 21st career grand slam and the winning margin in Wednesday's game against Cincinnati's Nick Masset. Photo Credit: J.C. Ayvazi Sometimes good things happen to those who wait...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 227 reads 43 comments

  16. JC's Dodger Community Events | July 23: LA Area Bowling and Fishing Events

    After the Los Angeles Dodgers finish the current series with the Cincinnati Reds, they enjoy an off day on Thursday before facing the Florida Marlins over the weekend...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 531 reads 3 comments

  17. JC's Dodger Line Drives | July 19: LA's Kershaw Out-Texases Houston

    Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw induces a double play out of Astro catcher Humberto Quintero to close out the Houston fifth inning. Photo Credit - J.C...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 196 reads 41 comments

  18. JC's Dodger Snapshots | June's Best of the Rest

    Wishful, sinful, wicked blue Water covers you Wishful, sinful, wicked you Can't escape the blue - From The Doors "Wishful Sinful" The month of June was very good for your humble reporter and efforts in covering the Los Angeles Dodgers...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 469 reads 42 comments

  19. JC's Dodger Watercooler Rumblings | July 11 : Handling Broxton's Injury

    The closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers is not well. Jonathan Broxton has been nursing an injured toe for a few weeks, and it has started to affect his pitching...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 242 reads 3 comments

  20. JC's Dodger Snapshots | June 27: Images from the Press Box

    At long last, various gremlins have been cleared away and I am able to present this slide show which serves as a companion to my article regarding covering this particular game as working media...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 389 reads 67 comments

  21. JC's Dodger Dugout Whispers: 3 LA All-Stars Selected, Kemp Still In Running

    Three members of the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers have been selected to join the National League All-Stars for July 14th contest in St. Louis at Busch Stadium...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 202 reads 5 comments

  22. JC's Dodger Line Drives | July 4: Coaches Nap While 'Pen Blows Game

    Happy Fourth of July to all those here on Bleacher Report. Please remember the troops and all they sacrifice to ensure our safety and way of life, because without them, all the scratching and squabbling in here would become moot...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 107 reads 8 comments

  23. JC's Dodger Line Drives | July 3: Dodgers Dominate in Manny's Return

    The Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Manny Ramirez back into the starting lineup, at a sold-out Petco Park in San Diego. Dodger fans made the trip south en masse, at times out-vocalizing the home ...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 69 reads 2 comments

  24. JC's Dodger Line Drives | June 30: Eric Stults Shows Up in LA Clubhouse

    Injured Dodger starting pitcher Eric Stults was a pleasant surprise to find in the home-team clubhouse on Tuesday. He was just back from his appearance the night before with the Dodgers' Single-A Inland Empire 66ers squad...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 127 reads 16 comments

  25. JC's Dodger Dugout Whispers | June 30: Torre Tidbits

    Dodger manager Joe Torre was peppered with various questions before the game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, and Manny Ramirez was on many reporters' minds. Torre indicated he will put Manny back in the No...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about 5 years ago 160 reads 29 comments