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L.A. Still Alive in Tri-Championship Chase

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams

The Lakers, kingpins of the National Basketball Association. The Dodgers, top of the heap in Major League baseball. The Rams, still in competition for the Super Bowl. Thus, it is possible, if still improbable, that the champs of the three most popular American professional sports leagues could all be found in Los Angeles.

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Tommy Lasorda: 1927-2021

January 8th, 2021 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers, Olympics

Everyone who covered the Los Angeles Dodgers for any amount of time during Tommy Lasorda’s 20 years as the club’s manager has a Lasorda story. Probably dozens and dozens of them. My Lasorda moment happens to rank as one of the best-known. I was one of a couple of dozen people in his office, post-game, […]

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2020: Don’t Give Up Yet

December 31st, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Lakers, NBA

In late December of last year — 2019, that is; so long ago — a columnist for The New York Times made a compelling case that 2019 was the “best year” in the history of the human race. Longer lifespans, fewer neonatal deaths, less starvation, more money trickling down to the poorest, more internet access, […]

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Justin Turner’s Moment of Madness May Shape How 2020 World Series Is Remembered

October 28th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers will long remember the World Series victory of 2020; it ended 32 years of waiting since the club’s previous triumph. However, the selfish post-game behavior of one of the team leaders may be what sticks in the minds of neutral observers, in years to come. Especially if it leads […]

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Dodgers’ Historic Burden: They Aren’t Very Good at Winning a World Series

October 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Uncategorized

Honestly, I do not enjoy dwelling on the failures of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were the first sports team I followed, as a first- or second-grader. I have been watching them ever since, even from my six years in Abu Dhabi and our five years in France. That devotion may stem from growing up […]

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Dodgers the World Series Bad Guys?

October 23rd, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Dodgers have lost a game in the 2020 World Series so, of course, I’m losing my mind. Not again! Crickey, not again. Not that watching that 6-4 defeat in Game 2 was bad for me, but I have decided that the Dodgers must win Game 3 or they will lose the best-of-seven series.

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Time for Dodgers to Reward Their Fans

October 20th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

In 2015 it was 3,764,815. In 2016 it was 3,703,312. In 2017 it was 3,765,856. In 2018 it was 3,857,500. Last year, it was 3,974,309. Since 1988, it is 103,379,514. Or 103 million, 379 thousand, 5 hundred and 14. What are those numbers?

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Thank Goodness! Astros Sent Home and World Series Gets Two Winners

October 18th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Two cloying realities confronted Major League Baseball as the 2020 playoffs reached the League Championship Series. –One was the lingering odor of scandal-not-really-resolved — the Houston Astros’ schemes for stealing signs in the 2017 and 2018 World Series and the involvement of players — none of whom were punished. –The other issue was the awkwardness […]

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Urias to the Rescue? Finally?

October 14th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

If ever the Dodgers needed a strong performance from Julio Urias, tonight is the night. As far back as 2016, when the Mexican left-hander made his Major League debut at the age of 19, Urias was on the periphery of “key Dodgers”. But a variety of setbacks retarded his advancement to that inner circle.

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Up All Night with ‘My’ Teams

October 9th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, France, Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Sports, Sports Journalism

I need the Lakers to close out the NBA Finals tonight. Because I have money on them? Because I have become a fan of LeBron James? Because I can’t stand to see them lose? Nope. I need them to win so I can get a little sleep. A downside for an American living in France? […]

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