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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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Dodgers a Lock! Uh, No, They Were Not and Are Not

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

Too soon. It was way too soon. After completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies eight days ago, outfielder Yasiel Puig predicted the Dodgers would win the National League West for a sixth consecutive season and a prominent Los Angeles columnist wrote: “It’s over” — that the Dodgers had their mojo back and would […]

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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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