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A journalist and a manager debate the merits of a question.

You might know LA Times columnist T.J. Simers from such memorable pieces as T.J. Simers Goes After Marcus Thames For No Apparent Reason and, this weekend, T.J. Simers Humanizes Vernon Wells. Simers was at Angel Stadium today, and he wanted to ask Mike Scioscia something about the game against the Rangers. And this is how it went. 

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The BP crew suggests New Year's resolutions for some of baseball's most colorful characters

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August 31, 2011 9:36 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Recurring Dodger Blues

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Jay Jaffe

The controversy surrounding Andre Ethier's knee injury is just the latest in a line of punches taken in Dodgertown.

While the East Coast was dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irene over the weekend, Andre Ethier was making waves out in Los Angeles. In Sunday's Los Angeles Times, columnist T.J. Simers—a writer who is rarely far from controversy, even if means picking on someone smaller than him—caught up with the Dodgers’ right fielder, who suggested that the team is pushing him to play through a right knee injury that has eroded his production and will require off-season surgery. "If you're expecting me to do what I've done in the past, no, there's no possible way I can do that right now," he told Simers. "It's only going to get worse from this point… I keep getting put in the lineup, so what am I supposed to do?" In a season where the Dodgers have found new ways to be dysfunctional—not only with regards to owner Frank McCourt driving the team into bankruptcy, but also with general manager Ned Colletti's inept handling of the job of selling at the trade deadline—here they have called upon an old standby, pitting one of the team's best players against its management.

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August 4, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: A Nice Change of Pace

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John Perrotto

The Reds are in contention for the first time in a decade, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Dusty Baker couldn't resist having a little fun with the reporters gathered around him. The Reds manager was asked Tuesday night how he planned to set up his starting rotation for next week's pivotal series against the Cardinals. Baker grinned then playfully did not answer the question.

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