J. P. Hoornstra, L.A. Daily News

J. P. Hoornstra

L.A. Daily News

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Recent articles by J.:

Hoornstra: A game of skill is embarking on a season of survival

One can only hope asterisks, records and rule changes will be afterthoughts after this upcoming pandemic-shortened 60-game season. → Read More

Dodgers coach George Lombard tries to honor the work of his activist mother

A civil rights volunteer in the deep south, Posy Lombard inspired her son to find his voice → Read More

Angels make three picks on Day 2 of amateur draft

Prep outfielder David Calabrese kicks off the team’s final day of drafting. → Read More

Angels select Louisville pitcher Reid Detmers with 1st-round draft pick

Left-handed pitcher considered to be among players most ready for the majors → Read More

Hoornstra: MLB’s most visible draft feels like a missed opportunity – Orange County Register

A public labor dispute, and the possible shrinking of the minor leagues, looms over a marquee event → Read More

Source: Angels will continue paying minor leaguers through end of June

Minor league players in all 30 organizations will be paid $400 a week this month. → Read More

For MLB broadcasters, road games in 2020 could be out of the park

If and when baseball gets up and running, we’re likely to watch games that visiting broadcasters call remotely from studios or their team’s home stadium. → Read More

Hoornstra: A call for teams to act as civic institutions, not big businesses, for five months

Negotiations to begin a 2020 Major League Baseball season are going sideways at best. Meanwhile, a disillusioned fan base is left to wonder whether they’ll ever play ball this summer. → Read More

Report: Owners considering 50-game season as counter to players’ latest proposal

Players would receive the pro-rated pay they requested, but with a shorter total outlay, according to the report by ESPN → Read More

Will the Dodgers benefit from other teams’ coronavirus-induced misery?

Can the large market team gain advantages that will last in difficult circumstances? → Read More

Hoornstra: For foreign-born baseball players, Covid-19 presents unique challenges

Travel restrictions, surprise hotspots overseas, and a lack of employment options outside baseball portray a profession divided by the perils of Covid-19. → Read More

Hoornstra: The Dodgers’ complicated origin story in LA gets a proper telling – Press Enterprise

‘Stealing Home’ portrays the construction of Dodger Stadium as the opposite of a victimless crime. Identifying the perpetrator is where it gets complicated. → Read More

Hoornstra: Baseball’s designated hitter rule could benefit from compromise

With a new rumor floating that the National League will adopt the DH rule soon, it’s time to ask: is there a middle ground to be found between the AL and NL games? → Read More

Inside the Dodgers: What’s it like to get exactly one Hall of Fame vote?

‘It’s something that I’ll be able to carry with me for the rest of my life,’ said Raul Ibañez → Read More

Hoornstra: Hall of Fame voting has become a feedback loop

There’s a reason the Derek Jeter-less ballot remains anonymous, and it’s probably the same reason the ballots casting votes for players such as Adam Dunn, Brad Penny, J.J. Putz, and Rau… → Read More

Is technology bumping against its limits in baseball?

Before MLB runs amok with automated strike zones, it ought to reflect on lessons it’s learned the hard way about technological advancements in baseball. → Read More

Inside the Dodgers: Team can find vindication, but no satisfaction, in Astros discipline

I sent out a few text messages to people around the game, none who responded thought that Manfred did enough → Read More

Hoornstra: MLB punishing alleged sign stealers is more difficult than banging a trash can

There’s at least 120 years of historical precedent for stealing signs electronically in baseball, yet it’s a surprisingly useless lesson. → Read More

Inside the Dodgers: How Jimmy Nelson may help the pitching staff

Dodgers are looking for help in the wake of departures by Hill and Ryu → Read More

Hoornstra: Baseball in the 2010s, according to Google

The search engine testifies to college baseball’s enduring popularity. Where it’s most popular might surprise you. → Read More