June 27, 2016 |
The past has caught up with the future, or maybe it's the other way around, on the sweaty factory floor of Independent Record Pressing just off I-295 in Bordentown. Most of the workers there weren't born when what they're making today was big. General manager Sean Rutkowski, 46, was, though he came of age in the era of cassettes and CDs. But in a surprising return from near-death, vinyl records are back on the turntable, in demand by recording artists and music consumers alike after years of relegation to flea markets and used-record stores.
March 3, 2001 |
Catcher Ben Davis agreed to terms on a contract for the 2001 season, the San Diego Padres said. Davis, 23, split time between San Diego and triple-A Las Vegas last season. He hit .223 with three home runs and 14 runs batted in over 43 games with the Padres. The second overall pick in the 1995 draft out of Malvern Prep, Davis has appeared in 120 games for the Padres in three seasons, hitting .237 with eight homers and 44 RBIs. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Dodgers.
October 14, 2012 |
Reds manager Dusty Baker has trouble even thinking about next year. "I don't know, man," he said, after his team's season ended with a collapse. "I'm kind of numb in this situation. " A 6-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday knocked the NL Central champions out of the playoffs far earlier than expected. The Reds won 97 games and their second division title in three years, but couldn't get that elusive home playoff victory to move on. Make it 17 years now since the Reds have won a postseason game at home.
July 31, 2004 |
Pitchers Kris Benson and Victor Zambrano were traded to the New York Mets yesterday, boosting a rotation that had relied all season on three aging starters. A day before the non-waiver trading deadline, the Mets got busy in a big way - but they were not the only ones busy. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Florida Marlins completed a six-player trade last night that included Paul Lo Duca, Guillermo Mota, Juan Encarnacion, Brad Penny and Hee-Seop Choi. Lo Duca, Mota and Encarnacion go from Los Angeles to Florida.
October 1, 1993 |
The Los Angeles Dodgers indeed turned it up a notch when the pennant race came to town yesterday, only to see why they remain several notches below the contenders. Dodgers errors led to two unearned runs in a 3-1 loss to San Francisco last night, giving the Giants a share of the National League West lead before 36,409 at Dodger Stadium. The victory in the opener of the season-ending, four-game series - coupled with Atlanta's 10-8 loss to Houston - left the Giants and Braves tied for first with three games remaining.
August 12, 2001 |
The Rocky theme was cued up in the first inning at Veterans Stadium yesterday, when Pat Burrell had an early chance for his second grand slam in two days. After the Phillies leftfielder flied out to right field, the crowd calmed down and Travis Lee stepped up. First pitch: Grand slam. Three first-pitch Phillies home runs, a strong effort by starter Robert Person - who gave up no home runs in a game for the first time in more than a month - and more highlights courtesy of Scott Rolen propelled the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
August 9, 1999 |
Dodgers starter Darren Dreifort had the biggest hit of the game. Mets infielder Matt Franco ended the day on the mound. That's the kind of afternoon it was for the New York Mets. Raul Mondesi homered twice while Dreifort hit a three-run shot and snapped his three-game losing streak as Los Angeles beat host New York yesterday, 14-3. The Mets, who won 17 of their first 21 games after the All-Star break, lost back-to-back games for the first time since July 7-8 against Montreal.
June 19, 1999 |
Terry Francona says he's always surprised if Curt Schilling doesn't pitch well. The manager wasn't surprised last night. Not even mildly startled. Schilling snapped back to form last night at Dodger Stadium, holding the Dodgers to one run on three hits in his seven innings . . . Wait a minute. Seven innings? For Schilling? Now that's surprising. Stunning, even, considering that he left with the Phillies leading by a single run after throwing just 101 pitches.
August 17, 2000 |
The number of homers at Houston's Enron Field no longer surprise the Astros. Houston hit six homers for the second time in four days to take over the National League home-run lead, outlasting the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-10, last night. The Astros have an NL-record 18 home runs in the last four games. Their six last night gave them 188, three more than the St. Louis Cardinals this season. "I think we have more home run hitters in our lineup than St. Louis does," said Lance Berkman, who hit his 17th in the second inning.
July 31, 2000 |
Randy Wolf would love to say he doesn't see the scoreboard, that he is immune to the numbers flashing on it. But he's not. He sees them, sees his pitch count climbing up and up and up and the Dodgers fouling off pitch after pitch after pitch, and he worries. "I hate that they put my pitch count up there," Wolf said. "I keep thinking, 'OK, I need a couple of one-pitch outs,' and they're fouling off everything. I'd get two strikes and they'd foul it off and foul it off. And on a day like today, when it's a million-and-three degrees, I need those one-pitch outs and I wasn't getting them.