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

September 28th, 2018 · No Comments

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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Alas, No Series-Influencing Powers, After All

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

I woke at 5 a.m., in Portugal, and instead of the Dodgers and Astros being done for the evening, back there in Central Daylight Time USA, the teams were tied at 12-12 going into the top of the 10th. Perfect timing for my mental energy — explained and celebrated in yesterday’s post — to push […]

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Adding a Tiny Portion of Juju to Blue Crew Cause

October 28th, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Juju” is a noun with two definitions, according to Merriam-Webster. 1: a fetish, charm, or amulet of West African peoples 2: the magic attributed to or associated with juju I do not have a fetish, charm or amulet, but like many sports fans, I have a sneaking feeling that I can influence, by my attentions […]

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A Dodgers-Yankees World Series?!?

October 18th, 2017 · No Comments

The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the great rivalries in baseball. To me, it remains the greatest, and only in part because these teams have met in a World Series 11 times, by far the most championship matchups in baseball history. With a 12th Fall Classic pitting them now suddenly […]

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Dodgers: Is ‘Next Year’ This Year?

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments

Some of us remember 1988 like it was yesterday. OK, not yesterday as much as it was like last week. Last month. Last century. Some of it is getting downright hazy. Gibson’s home run, sure, and Orel Hershiser’s two starts … and who else played on that team? Steve Sax, maybe? Also, some significant fraction […]

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Today’s List: The Best Nicknames of Players Weekend

August 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Major League Baseball has designated this “Players Weekend” … which is supposed to be about the players having fun — mainly by revealing their nicknames and wearing them on their jerseys. (Players probably would prefer an extra $1,000 in their paycheck, if MLB really wanted the players to feel special.) Anyway, nicknames. This does not […]

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The Dodgers and the 40-Plus-Man Roster

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments

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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Dodgers on Pace for Club-Record 110 Victories

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments

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

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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Can Dodgers Win a World Series for First Time in 28 Years?

October 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

It was only yesterday — October of 1988 — that the Dodgers won the World Series. They beat the Oakland Athletics in five games, behind Kirk Gibson (a Game 1 homer you may have heard about) and right-hander Orel Hershiser, who was pretty much unhittable in winning twice. That was the sixth Major League Baseball […]

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