Topic: Los Angeles

June 12, 2013

How did one of baseball's most free-spending and extravagant franchises become one of the game's messiest and most endearing teams? The awesomeness of Yasiel Puig helps, but it's not the whole answer.

August 25, 2012

There are big trades, and then there is the total team transplant that the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off late Friday night. The multi-star, multi-multi-million dollar deal is not quite official yet, but Yakkin' About Baseball isn't quite worried about that, quite.

August 10, 2012

What is the internet for, if not to imagine a world more interesting than this one? In the case of the hashtag #DwightInLA, that meant coming up with a much different and much funnier Los Angeles experience than the team's new center will likely have.

August 2, 2012

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics had a soundtrack, which was about as 1984 Los Angeles as anything imaginable. That is: Toto writing a boxing anthem, a Foreigner instrumental, Giorgio Moroder being Giorgio Moroder, and a Christopher Cross swimming jam, for starters. In short: something to talk about, and which raises some questions.

May 2, 2012

The Dodgers are in first place and have new ownership. The Lakers, Clippers, and Kings are all in the playoffs, and all leading their respective series. What the hell's going on in L.A.?

March 9, 2012

Do you dare read Donald Sterling's heroically lewd 2003 deposition on the subject of "sex for money, money for sex?" It's totally fine if you don't dare. It's actually maybe more disgusting than you'd expect, for the reasons that most things about Donald Sterling are disgusting.

March 1, 2012

In a perfect world, "Clipper" Darrell Bailey would be able to fire Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In this one, it's the other way around.

February 1, 2012

With the addition of Chris Paul, the Clippers are the hottest thing going in the NBA. But can a franchise really shed its past that easily, or do vestiges still remain?

January 9, 2012

Chauncey Billups didn't want to go to Los Angeles. But as he enters the twilight of a fascinating career, there really is no better place for Billups to be than the world capital of sunswept apocalypse.

December 16, 2011

Los Angeles is a major city, full of people, wealth, enjoyment, and possibility. In theory, the Chris Paul deal created another large market powerhouse. Except, despite having landed the NBA's point guard supreme, and harboring the league's most scintillating dunk machine, the Clippers are still the Clippers.