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The Dodgers and the 40-Plus-Man Roster

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Baseball players used to talk about how it “takes 25 guys” to win a World Series. Referring to the size of a Major League roster. Twenty-five guys? That idea is so 20th century. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 82-34 and on pace for 115 victories — 10 more than any Dodgers team has won. And […]

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Curse You, Patriots! First in NFL with Own Planes

August 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Dodgers, NFL, Travel

This would not be as annoying if it were not about the New England Patriots. Generally, the rest of the National Football League — and their fans – hate the Patriots. Why? For the usual reasons. “They’re better than us” would be the overarching explanation. Most Super Bowl victories (five); most Super Bowl appearances (nine); […]

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Dodgers Don’t Need to Make a Deal

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The non-waivers trade deadline is tomorrow at 1 p.m. PDT. And what should the Los Angeles Dodgers, frustrated since 1988 in their attempts to get back to the World Series, do ahead of the deadline? Nothing. Well, they could tinker around the edges of the club, if they see some left-handed hitter who could help […]

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Why Wasn’t Adrian Beltre a Dodger For Life?

July 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Adrian Beltre has 2,998 hits in his career. As soon as tomorrow’s game with the Baltimore Orioles, the Texas Rangers third baseman could join the 3,000-hit club, becoming the 31st member. Not really a big surprise, when we look back at how long (20 seasons) and productive Beltre’s career has been. Now 38, he received […]

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Have We Seen the End of ‘Peak’ Clayton Kershaw?

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

This could be when the “too good to be true” moment arrived for the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers. There they were, stampeding through the season, threatening to eclipse records for “games won” in Los Angeles (102) and even Brooklyn (105), and then on a Sunday afternoon in Chavez Ravine left-hander Clayton Kershaw, walked out of […]

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Dodgers on Pace for Club-Record 110 Victories

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

It all has seemed strange and magical. Twenty-two games into the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 10-12. They already had injury issues and it looked as if they would have their work cut out for them in a division where the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies looked formidable, even if they were the […]

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Wait, the Dodgers Are Good?

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Forgive me if I have been slow to acknowledge this. Twenty-nine years since the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most recent championship … since the last time the club played in a World Series, actually … well, the club’s history-scarred fans cannot be expected to immediately climb back on the Big Blue bandwagon. The Dodgers are moving […]

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Futbol Diaries, Part 3: Hermosillo to Culiacan

June 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers, Football, soccer, World Cup

On our Tijuana-to-Mexico City road trip ahead of a 2006 World Cup qualifier, back in 2005, we noticed that the main north-south road on the western side of Mexico goes right through Navajoa — where Los Angeles Dodgers pitching star Fernando Valenzuela was born. Back in 2005, I assumed readers would not be interested in […]

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Waiting … and Waiting … for Yasiel Puig

June 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Most Los Angeles Dodgers fans remember when Yasiel Puig was going to be something special. It was five years ago this week that he was called up from Triple A and for a spell looked like the Mike Trout of the National League, except with a stronger throwing arm. He was on my fantasy team, […]

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Time to Tear Down and Replace Dodger Stadium?

May 18th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Lakers, Olympics, World Cup

A few days ago, I watched Tottenham Hotspur’s final match at their ancient stadium at White Hart Lane, where the London club had played its home matches since 1899. Fans were a bit melancholy but the celebrations before and after the match, won 2-1 by Spurs over Manchester United, seemed to mollify them. Actually, they […]

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