Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is "doing well" after undergoing surgery Thursday to have his pacemaker replaced, the team announced Friday on Twitter. The team said last Saturday that the 89-year-old Lasorda had been in the hospital and was resting comfortably. Lasorda has spent almost seven decades in the Dodgers' organization, starting as a minor league pitcher in the Brooklyn system in 1949. He has been a pitcher, coach and manager for the Dodgers, and guided them to their last World Series championship in 1988. He is a special adviser to the chairman and is a consistent presence in the seats next to the Dodgers' dugout, where Magic Johnson -- part of the team's ownership
Bryce Harper will earn a $21.65M salary in 2018 before he becomes a free agent. Over the next 18 months, as two trade deadlines and one offseason pass, all 30 teams in baseball will have one eye trained squarely on Las Vegas. For those who have yet to hear about the free-agent class of 2018-19, here’s a sampling: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Daniel Murphy, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Blackmon, Andrew Miller, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel.
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. "I get asked as much about being on 'The Simpsons' as I do about baseball," Sax said this week. "They don't want to know how it was to hit against Nolan Ryan. They want to know about being on that show." All thanks to "Homer at the Bat." Still hugely popular 25 years after it first aired, that Simpsons episode featuring the voices of Ken Griffey Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco and a lineup full of luminaries gets a fitting tribute Saturday from