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The Beginning

The Beginning

The story of Abner Doubleday, inventing baseball around 1839 on Farmer Phinney’s lot in Cooperstown, served as the official story of baseball since the Mills Commission thrust it upon the public in 1907. The only problem with that is, it is completely false. General Doubleday attended West Point in 1839 and there is no proof [...]

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Are The Giants Ready to Challenge?

Are The Giants Ready to Challenge?

Could this be the year the Giants step into the play-off picture? With Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Barry Zito, and Jonathan Sanchez all back for another year, it is pretty simple to project how they will fare in the upcoming season. Super prospect Madison Baumgarner may pin down the 5th starter spot, and that could [...]

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Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

Recent debates here at LADodgerTalk have been heated and centered around how good the Dodgers will, or will not be. We have touched on whether Frank McCourt will, or will not, be able to hold on to his ownership. There is no shortage of opinion on this topic, and Joshua over at DodgerDivorce gives a [...]

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McCourt seemed like he was finally getting it…..

McCourt seemed like he was finally getting it…..

After changing his GM horse, and his approach to owning a Major League baseball team, it seemed that Frank McCourt was finally getting to a point that he understood what it takes to consistently put a competitive team on the field. His first choice of GM, Paul DePodesta, suggested that it was a moneyball approach [...]

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Just Killin’ Time…

Just Killin’ Time…

Here it is January already and with Spring Training right around the corner, there is very little to talk about it in Dodgerland. As we wait to see if there will be a starting pitcher fall out of a tree before Spring Training, what do we do with our Dodger time? We read what other fans are saying. [...]

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Is Logan White Losing His Touch?

Is Logan White Losing His Touch?

As we get ready to turn the calendar and approach another Spring Training it is being asked in certain circles – how good is the Los Angeles Dodger minor league system? And, as that question is answered, and frankly we won’t know for a while, the question on many Dodger blog sites is being asked [...]

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