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Dodgers and Red Sox: A Rivalry in the Making?

October 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox are two of the half-dozen most prominent Major League Baseball teams. In theory, then, they should be rivals of some sort. Perhaps bitter rivals. But they are not. And have not been for a century. A time frame that does much to explain why they enter […]

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Winning Ugly: Dodgers Are Perfecting the Concept

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in 13 innings to even the National League Championship Series at two games apiece. The game lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes. It only seemed like it went on for 10 hours and 15 minutes. It has been three decades since the Dodgers won a World Series, and […]

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Looking Forward to Baseball’s 2018 Final Four

October 11th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers. Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. Two teams that played in last year’s World Series. Two teams that led their league in victories. Four teams that are rolling. Two best-of-seven series to decide who plays in the 2018 World Series. Baseball has reached its version of the Final Four, […]

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Chris Davis Brings New Depth to Mendoza Line

October 6th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball

Chris Davis is a bug lug of a Texan who made his way in baseball by hitting home runs. That is why the slugger was, in years past, referred to as “Crush” Davis — a play on the name of the Kevin Costner character “Crash Davis“) in the movie “Bull Durham”. Chris Davis, now 32, […]

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Is This the Dodgers’ Year?

October 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Probably not. But at least they are in there with a chance. Dodgers fans have been waiting for a World Series championship since 1988, when Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson led them to glory. The notion that winning the National League West would translate to World Series victory … well, that has not quite worked […]

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So Long, Sosh

October 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers

The last time someone other than Mike Scioscia was manager of the Angels … it was another decade. Another century. Heck, it was another millennium. Lots of Angels fans have no memory of the club without Scioscia. And may not even know Scioscia was a key player for two Dodgers World Series championships, in 1981 […]

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Dodgers a Lock! Uh, No, They Were Not and Are Not

September 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Too soon. It was way too soon. After completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies eight days ago, outfielder Yasiel Puig predicted the Dodgers would win the National League West for a sixth consecutive season and a prominent Los Angeles columnist wrote: “It’s over” — that the Dodgers had their mojo back and would […]

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Ohtani the Pitcher and Deep Foreboding

September 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment · Angels, Baseball

Media outlets are suggesting Los Angeles Angels fans are excited that Japanese rookie Shohei Ohtani will return to the pitcher’s mound tomorrow night. I am filled with foreboding. Ohtani, the most prominent pitcher-hitter since Babe Ruth, has not pitched since June 6, when he exited a game with elbow stiffness — later described as a […]

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Dodgers Need Bullpen Help, and Fast

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Every baseball fan knows the situation in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have not won a World Series since 1988, and fans can do the math: That’s 30 years ago. The Dodgers owe it to their fans, who lavish a lot of money on one of the richest clubs in Major League Baseball, to push, hard, […]

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Ohtani: Give Up Pitching, Focus on Hitting

August 5th, 2018 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball

It was when Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game at Cleveland two days ago that it became clear to me. The rookie from Japan should stick to hitting. His dream of becoming the first player since Babe Ruth, nearly a century ago, to be a regular Major League starting pitcher as well […]

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