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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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The Redemption of Matt Kemp

July 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers

The Dodgers publicity release landed in my inbox earlier this week, and I was flabbergasted. Dumbfounded. Gobsmacked. Confused. The title of the email: “Matt Kemp Wins Los Angeles Dodgers Heart and Hustle Award” (Emphasis added.) My first thought was a silly one: Is there another Matt Kemp in baseball? There was a Steve Kemp, a […]

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Mid-July? Sports Scene Hits Bottom, Bounces Back Big

July 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers, Football, France, Golf, Motor racing, soccer, World Cup

The nadir was Wednesday morning, July 18. As I rolled out of bed, this is what was in the “scoreboard” bar of the espn.com homepage: –The final score of the baseball All-Star game. –A result from an NBA summer league game. –And two scores from the WNBA. Yes, which still exists. And that was it. […]

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Ballpark Food You Can’t Afford and Shouldn’t Eat

March 31st, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers

The Guardian, an English newspaper, is amused by the concept of ballpark food. England having nothing quite like it — baseball is just about nonexistent there, so the idea of baseball food … not going to happen in their daily lives. It doesn’t mean the writers and photographers and editors aren’t fascinated/horrified by some of […]

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Dodgers Held Accountable for Lack of TV Dates

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

In The Los Angeles Times, columnist Bill Plaschke has done a laudable thing: Hold the Dodgers accountable for the club’s lack of TV exposure in most of its home market.

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Dodgers Should Not Celebrate the NL Pennant

March 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Take a look at this headline, from the Los Angeles Dodgers media release today. See what you think. DODGERS TO CELEBRATE 2017 PENNANT-WINNING TEAM WITH NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING CEREMONY ON MARCH 31 My reaction?

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Dodgers GM and Fantasy Football

February 24th, 2018 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Times has done a fun story on Farhan Zaidi, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ general manager, who apparently is a fantasy football whiz. To the point that he has won the past three championships of the club’s fantasy league — which also perfectly reflects the length of time Zaidi has been in a […]

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Today’s List: Ten 2017 Sports Events That Popped into My Head

December 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Baseball, Basketball, College football, Dodgers, Fifa, Football, Lakers, Lists, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Russia 2018, soccer, Spain, UAE, UCLA, USC, World Cup

This is not an exercise in academic rigor. I did not have someone sitting with a note pad writing down literally the first 10 facts I could recall pertaining to sports in 2017. But … it is a fairly accurate recreation of a fairly quick trip through my brain to see what stuck from the […]

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Dick Enberg and His Place in the L.A. Broadcasting Pantheon

December 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Golf, Sports Journalism, Tennis

If Vin Scully had not followed the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles … Dick Enberg would be the best-known sports broadcaster in the history of Southern California. Rather than “the other really good guy in L.A., after Vinny.” This came to mind today after hearing that Enberg died in La Jolla at age 82.

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Dodgers, Matt Kemp and (Thank Goodness) Tax Relief

December 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

OK, yes, I panicked when I saw the headline and first paragraph of this story on ESPN.com tonight. “Dodgers part ways with Adrian Gonzalez in five-player deal with Braves.” “The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson, the teams announced Saturday.” […]

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