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He Who Finishes First Laughs Last
By Jim Lyons on May 21, 2004, 18:44
For those with short memories or not living in the Los Angeles area when it was announced that Frank McCourt would become the new owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the transaction was greeted with great derision by the mainstream press. McCourt, it was said, didnt have the financial resources, the experience, or the smarts to run the Dodgers. He would be a disgrace to Dodger tradition. Those who said that seemed to have amnesia concerning the Fox organization, which sold the team to McCourt.




Big Changes in Anaheim
By Jim Lyons on Feb 20, 2004, 14:18
The Angels have added four pricy free agents over the winter. Some say a 2004 post-season appearance is now a guaranteed. Jim says this is now a better team, but not so fast on printing those playoff tickets.




The Ball Doesn't Always Bounce Your Way
By Jim Lyons on Nov 1, 2003, 14:04




My Night at Dodger Stadium
By Jim Lyons on Oct 1, 2003, 22:51
BEAN BALL: Jim goes to Dodger stadium. He gets interviews and has a great time. Along the way he finds some things are even more important than baseball.




It's My Column and I'll Rant if I Want To
By Jim Lyons on Sep 1, 2003, 22:30

Who Needs to Have a Manager? Not Major League Baseball!

 





Surprise, Surprise
By Jim Lyons on Aug 1, 2003, 00:28
BEAN BALL: A review of some of the biggest surprises of the 2003 season




Taking the Pledge with Termel Sledge
By Jim Lyons on Jul 1, 2003, 22:30
BEAN BALL: Our resident baseball writer and turmoil creator takes some punches at Title 9 in this month's column.




Who'll Be the Next in Line...for Unemployment
By Jim Lyons on Jun 1, 2003, 00:32
BEAN BALL: Come along for a walk through the minefields of major league managing...




Closing and Hitting
By JIM LYONS on May 1, 2003, 14:44
BEAN BALL:  Jim looks at the art of the closer as well gives his observations of the MLB season thus far.




Complete This!
By Jim Lyons on Apr 1, 2003, 22:52
BEAN BALL: Can Jim Complete This Column in Time? Read for a history of Complete Games and what the 2003 contenders are hoping for this season.





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