Off Base with Howard Cole

Howard Cole
Baseball news, opinion and analysis, with an emphasis on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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  • Making Sense of Trending Major League Baseball Trade Rumors
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray. Getty Images. The Dodgers, as the saying goes, “are interested in Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray.” Los Angeles is “interested” in the Reds’ starting pitchers. They’re inter...
  • The Times They Are a-Changin
    09 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    It’s a little known fact that when the visionary Bob Dylan wrote about the changing times in 1964, he was thinking about expansion, the designated hitter, the shift, a runner at second base in extra i...
  • First Look at 2022 Dodgers
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 8
    Miss baseball? Yeah, me too. Do you miss baseball already even though there is still a World Series to be decided? Don’t care all that much about the 2021 Fall Classic because of the teams involved, a...
  • These Dodgers Are Better Than You Think
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 6
    Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the a...
  • Braves Awaken a Sleeping Dodger. Well, Several.
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Chris Taylor was wide awake already, thank you very much. He’d hit .417 through the first four games of the 2021 National League Championship Series, after all. But he reached a higher level of consci...
  • Welp.
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 16
    Getty Images. The Dodgers’ 3-2 walkoff loss in Game 1 of the National League Championship Saturday at Atlanta was painful. The 5-4 walkoff defeat at the hands of the NL East champs in Game 2 Sunday wa...
  • Dodgers vs. Braves 2021 NLCS Preview
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    Harry How/Getty Images. By virtue of their 106-win regular season, their wild card besting of St. Louis last week and their National League Championship Series triumph over San Francisco Thursday, the...
  • Here’s How Dodgers Win NLDS Game 5
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 5
    Photo by Marco Jose Sanchez, AP. Raise your hands if you’re nervous about Game 5 (but not if you’re driving). Anxious? Yeah, well that makes two of us, plus several million of our brothers and sisters...
  • Dodgers NLDS Game 2 > Game 1, Said Captain Obvious. Now Let’s See About Games 3 and 4.
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    Compare and contrast. Ready? Go! The Dodgers performance versus the Giants in National League Division Series Game 1 Friday? Bad. Los Angeles performance in NLDS Game 2? Good. No runs, five hits, no e...
  • Absolute Madness: ICYMI, You Really Missed It.
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Photo by Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times. In case you missed it, I’m sorry. You missed a postseason game for the ages. You missed baseball drama at its finest. You missed Max Scherzer gutting out 4 1/...
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