About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College.
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Despite their run into third place in the NL West, the Dodgers have had a rather dismal 2011 season. Among the shiny bright spots, however, have been center fielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Clayton Kershaw. While both are long shots, … Continue reading
I love baseball. One of the things I love the most about it is that it has such a long regular season. 162 games. Almost 6 full months. Growing up, one the most anticipated times of year for me was … Continue reading
Walter Emmons Alston died 25 years ago today, eight years after having retired as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He passed away on October 1, 1984, at the age of 72. Alston managed the Dodgers for 23 seasons, four … Continue reading
Today is a scandalous day in Los Angeles, but not a surprising one. Fan-favorite Manny Ramirez, the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the resident “star” of the team, has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for … Continue reading