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MLB-TV, the Dodgers and Orel Hershiser

August 6th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers

Kind of a Triple Crown, as far as I am concerned. The not-expensive set-up with MLB-TV to choose among various live games during the European night and early morning; the Dodgers doing what they do (destroy the National League); and the pleasure of listening to the cerebral and chatty Orel Hershiser, who serves as color […]

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Dodgers Whiff on Deadline Day

August 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Anyone who has watched the 2019 Dodgers for a half-dozen games already knows what is going to keep this team from its first World Series championship since 1988. The bullpen. Yesterday, the club had its last chance to address the problem under the new trade deadline of July 31 … and chose not to. “We’re […]

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Baseball Attendance Down? High Prices Are to Blame

June 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

I have held a Baseball Writer’s Association of America press credential for the past 30 years or so, which goes a long way toward explaining my shock and horror at the price of Major League Baseball tickets. BBWAA credential-holders do not pay to enter the stadium. Any MLB stadium. In my mind, when I get […]

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Feel Free to Ignore ‘Angels to Long Beach’ Speculation

February 26th, 2019 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Long Beach

The Los Angeles Angels play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Doesn’t mean they really want to. Also doesn’t mean they will be moving somewhere else anytime soon. Why are we talking about this? Because the mayor of Long Beach says the seaside city is in talks with the Angels about the club relocating to a […]

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Don’t Replace ‘Wild Horse’ with Harper and his $300 million price tag

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

Adios, Yasiel Puig, the man dubbed “Wild Horse” by Vin Scully. Sometimes you were great, sometimes you were awful … but at all times you commanded attention. (And a second “see ya” goes to Matt Kemp, who gave the Dodgers half a season of something clearly above average, before time and a creaky body reduced […]

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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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