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The Willie Mays Ball: Baseball History Down the Drain?

November 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

I was perhaps 9 or 10 when we visited some relatives of my mother’s in the Bay Area city of Richmond. Just across the water from San Francisco. We went there every few years, and I was always a little agitated by it, because I didn’t really know these people, not like my aunts, uncles […]

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Ranking Ten Pro Sports Teams I Loathe

November 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Barcelona, Basketball, Champions League, Dodgers, Football, Lakers, Lists, NBA, NFL, soccer

Have I done this before? After 10-plus years I must have. But know what? I’m not going to check because the 10 teams I love to hate changes a bit, from year to year. This list would probably be unlike any other I might have done. For instance, most of my life I have wished […]

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From Up 4-0 to Down 9-4: Let’s Play the Blame Game

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

Do you do this? Something goes badly wrong for your team, and you spend a minute or five replaying the events in your head, and settle on what you believe led to your team’s destruction. I do that. Especially in regard to baseball, which is a start-and-stop game chock-full of decisions, choices, options. And the […]

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Up All Night: The Dodgers and the 2018 World Series

October 27th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

If this thing goes seven, we may be zombies. Or vampires. Undead creatures of the night. We certainly will suspect we have shifted into a new time zone, one where our “days” dissolve into evenings. Over in France, I woke at about 6 a.m. Saturday, local time. Looked at my watch. Feared World Series Game […]

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Why You Should Back the Dodgers Over the Red Sox

October 23rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers, Lists

This is a list of reasons why regular folks around the baseball world should support the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which begins tonight in Beantown. First and foremost? –The Dodgers have not won the World Series in 30 years. The Red Sox have won it three times […]

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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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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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