1. MLB Playoffs 2011: Power Ranking the Fanbases of All 8 Postseason Teams

    The best thing about the postseason? It's not just the best teams left but it's about the moments that we expect to see. Those moments mean a lot to us baseball fans but even more to fans of those teams that create the moments...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 743 reads 8 comments

  2. Should Mike Brown Funnel LA Lakers Offense Through Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum?

    There are plenty of questions with Mike Brown on how he’ll run his first year with the Lakers . Despite the NBA lockout creeping closer to missing actual games, we now have ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 701 reads 3 comments

  3. LA Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw and the Nastiest Lefties in Dodger History

    Clayton Kershaw's remarkable 2011 season is over. Dodger fans can now sit back, reflect and realize that we have witnessed one of the greatest pitching seasons in recent team history...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 922 reads 4 comments

  4. Vin Scully: Ranking LA Dodgers Announcer's Greatest Calls

    For 62 years, Vin Scully has been the voice of the Brooklyn/ Los Angeles Dodgers . He's a treasure not only to the franchise, but also to the city of Los Angeles as one of the last voices from an era long forgotten...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,915 reads 6 comments

  5. MLB Free Agents: Bargain Starters Dodgers Can Get to Replace Hiroki Kuroda

    If one pitcher embodied the Dodgers’ up and down season, it’s Hiroki Kuroda. Despite a solid earned run average hovering above or below 3...

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  6. LA Lakers: Could a Kevin Garnett-Kobe Bryant Duo Have Won Multiple NBA Rings?

    Imagine this: In 2007, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale gets a call from Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. He wants Kevin Garnett and is willing to trade Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,024 reads 20 comments

  7. LA Dodgers: Who Should Fans Want to Replace Frank McCourt as Owner?

    With word that LA Marathon founder Bill Burke is leading a bid of $1.2 billion to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt, there is finally some off-the-field optimism from fans that their unhappy marriage with McCourt may be ending soon...

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  8. Kobe Bryant: Why Do His Contributions During Shaq's Lakers Era Get Overlooked?

    Next year will be the 10th anniversary since the Lakers ’ three-peat. Hard to believe we’re that far removed from when summer parades were an annual thing to look forward to in Los Angeles...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 632 reads 103 comments

  9. L.A. Dodgers: 4 Reasons They Should Sweep NL MVP, Cy Young Awards

    August ended with Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw reminding Dodgers fans why they’ve been the most valuable players on their team. On Aug. 27, Kemp hit his third walk-off home run of the year...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,019 reads 8 comments

  10. Why Clayton Kershaw Should Win the NL Cy Young Award

    When Clayton Kershaw opened the season with seven shutout innings against San Francisco , it was a sign that the 23-year-old was ready to build on a season of promise last year...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,371 reads 9 comments

  11. Matt Kemp: Is the Los Angeles Dodger the NL MVP?

    There have been only two things worth watching on the Dodgers this year: Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp . If you add a third, it’d be the ongoing saga involving the ownership of the team...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 973 reads 12 comments

  12. Jim Thome 600 Home Runs: Why He's Not a Slam Dunk Hall of Famer

    Jim Thome blasted career home runs Nos. 599 and 600 on Monday, becoming only the eighth player in MLB history to reach the 600-homer mark. Joining such an exclusive club would seem to book a player an automatic ticket to Cooperstown...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,654 reads 16 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant: Why a Sixth Championship Means Everything Now

    Ever since Kobe Bryant stepped into a Lakers uniform, he has been defined by one thing: chasing greatness. It drove him to take those last shots against Utah in the playoffs as a rookie...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 6,965 reads 45 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant: The 15 Greatest Moments of His Lakers Career

    It's hard to believe that Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 15 seasons. He was once a high flying 17-year-old rookie with a mega-watt smile and now he's a 32-year-old veteran who will retire as one of the 10-15 best players in league history...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 5,890 reads 30 comments

  15. LA Dodgers: Frank McCourt's 5 Most Infuriating Moves as Dodgers Owner

    It's no secret that Frank McCourt's tenure as Dodgers owner has been marked by more misses than hits. Yet as the Dodgers continue to fall further back in the standings, one can't ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 17,474 reads 16 comments

  16. MLB Trades: 5 Dream Scenarios for L.A. Dodgers

    Sunday’s trade deadline will most likely come and go without much fanfare in Dodgertown, but it doesn’t mean we can’t speculate on where Hiroki Kuroda and Jamey Carroll might end up and whom they might be traded for...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 2,485 reads 5 comments

  17. LA Lakers: Is Jim Buss Ruining the Lakers Franchise?

    At 51 years old, Jim Buss now has his hand firmly on the controls of the most powerful franchise in Los Angeles. After years of moving behind the scenes, he’s now in charge of day-to-day operations despite being a mysterious figure to fans...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 5,847 reads 27 comments

  18. LA Dodgers: Six Ways They Can Improve in the Second Half

    Right now, the Dodgers are staring at a minimum of 90 losses on the season. Anemic offense, shaky pitching and a disappointing first half have expectations far lower for the second half...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 5,905 reads 0 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant: 5 Players Lakers Star Should Help Recruit to Los Angeles

    It's no secret by now that the Lakers could enter next season virtually unchanged from last year except for the rookies...

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  20. LA Dodgers: 5 of the Most Hated Dodgers in Team History

    One of the perks of being a member of the L.A. Dodgers is that for the most part, you’ll be loved as long as you play hard...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 6,101 reads 6 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant: 4 Ways the L.A. Lakers Guard Can Alter His Game in 2011-2012

    Next month Kobe Bryant turns 33, and right now, he and Los Angeles Lakers fans are realizing that the twilight of his career is fast approaching...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 5,592 reads 73 comments

  22. LeBron James: A Year Later, the 'Decision' Is a Success

    It's been exactly one year since LeBron James captivated America and changed the landscape of the NBA by announcing on ESPN that he would sign with the Miami Heat...

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  23. LA Dodgers: The 5 Best Shortstops in Team History

    If there’s one position in Dodgers history that has been the least glamorous the last 30 years, it’s shortstop. Since I became a Dodgers fan growing up in the 1990s, I’ve seen stars at nearly every position except shortstop...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 5,433 reads 1 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant: The 10 Most Controversial Moments of His Career

    When Kobe Bryant retires, he'll do so as one of the 10 greatest players in NBA history and a fierce competitor whose will to win was as great as anyone we've seen...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 37,549 reads 39 comments

  25. L.A. Lakers: Best-Kept Trade Secrets in Lakers History

    With all the talk of the Lakers trading for Dwight Howard , it’s easy to forget that the Lakers are a team that rarely discusses trade speculation in public. They prefer to be shrewd and surprise fans when they actually make a move...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 25,774 reads 15 comments