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Dodgers Semi-Blackout Enters Year 4

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers and their TV policy is right out of 1963. That was when the Dodgers televised nine games every year — the nine played in San Francisco. Oh, wait. Except those were in black and white. The handful of games that get on to most Southern California cable providers … those are […]

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When Athletes Hit a Late-Career Jackpot

December 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

I recently mused about the significance of a big contract for an athlete who had spent years as a marginal player. Being part of a cash-soaked sport but not really being part of it for a decade-plus. First, Rich Hill, Dodgers pitcher. Now, Justin Turner, Dodgers infielder. The former is getting $48 million over three […]

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When $3 Million in a Decade Is Not Enough

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

I have been thinking about the Dodgers this week signing left-hander Rich Hill, who will be 37 ahead of the 2017 season, to a three-year, $48 million contract. I endorsed the decision. The Dodgers need a strong No. 2 and the Rich Hill baseball saw the past year-and-change looks like he can handle the job. […]

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Help for Kershaw; Dodgers Sign Hill

December 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Can’t say the Dodgers didn’t learn a thing or three during the 2016 season. No, Clayton Kershaw cannot pitch every every fourth day, let alone every third, despite how the Dodgers used him in the playoffs this fall. He’s the planet’s best, but he’s not quite a machine. Meanwhile, Scott Kazmir is not a No. […]

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Getting Away from Baseball’s Graveyard Shift

November 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers, France

For nearly a month, I burned the midnight oil. Or, actually, more like the 3-5 a.m. oil. That is what comes from watching (live), from the other side of the Atlantic, the latter stages of the 2016 baseball playoffs and World Series. All but a handful of games I watched had 8:08 p.m (EDT) starts. […]

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Dodgers More Interested in Ticket Sales Than Championships?

October 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Dodgers’ limp surrender to the Chicago Cubs tonight, allowing the Cubbies to reach the World Series for the first time since 1945, seems to call for a reassessment of the Los Angeles team’s priorities. What matters most to the people who run this club? Is it a championship? Or is it selling tickets and […]

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Clayton Kershaw: One More Strong Start, Please

October 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

If Clayton Kershaw tomorrow can throw seven scoreless innings and allow two hits, as he did in his first go-round with the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series … I think it would be time to say “all is forgiven”. All is forgiven for the rocky outings in previous NLCS and postseason appearances. […]

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The Bunt We Will Remember for Turning a Game and a Series

October 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

As Game 4 of the National League Championship Series began, the Chicago Cubs were reeling, after being shut out twice in succession by the Dodgers. Three innings into the game, the Cubs scoreless streak had reached 21 innings, as rookie Dodgers rookie left-hander Julio Urias looked formidable. Urias should have had a lead, but his […]

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Baseball’s Geriatric Backdrop

October 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

I watched the Dodgers’ National League Championship Series game with the Cubs that ended early this morning, and I was struck by two things I saw in the crowd. –Even this late in the season (but not at all that late on a Los Angeles night), Dodgers fans are going to leave early in an […]

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Kershaw Will Always Have October 16, 2016

October 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Most Los Angeles Dodgers fans were well aware that the man typically referred to as the greatest pitcher in the game — Clayton Kershaw — had not been able to translate his regular-season successes. Those led to three Cy Young awards (2011, 2013, 2014), given to the man considered the best pitcher in his league. […]

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