Posted on 02 February 2014.
The Denver Bronco’s offense is #1 in all of Football while the Seattle Seahawks Defense is also #1. It used to be that good defense stopped good offense, but that was when you could manhandle receivers – not anymore. Seattle is a defensive force, but Denver has the offensive force – Peyton Manning… and Colts [...]
Posted on 31 January 2014.
OK, let’s talk about the greatest catcher of all time: Johnny Bench! Wait… wrong bench. I meant that we should talk about the Dodgers 2014 Bench. What bench? Exactly! Right about now, I can name just one player who will almost certainly be part of the Dodgers bench in 2014: Tim FedEX (I can’t spell [...]
Posted on 29 January 2014.
Well, actually it’s only 3 or 4. It’s funny that they say we have 10 people who read this site, when they have about 10 people over there who post what seems to be hundreds of times. I guess I started it by saying that my IQ drops when I read their comments, BUT IT [...]
Posted on 27 January 2014.
From 2004 until 2009, Chone Figgins was one of the top leadoff hitters in baseball while playing for the Angels. He still has a career .277 BA and a .349 OB% even after three horrible seasons in Seattle. He wouldn’t be the first player to go to Seattle and almost die – witness one Adrian [...]
Posted on 26 January 2014.
The past 10 days have been interesting around the Dodger Blogosphere. Sites have folded, merged and are under new authorship. Some sites are begging for money to go to Camelback Ranch. To me, that just seems wrong, but hey, I’m weird like that. However, to each his own. Some of the stuff I read is [...]
Posted on 18 January 2014.
On April 4, 2002, on this very site I wrote the first blog post of LaDodgerTalk.com. It was short and sweet and here it is: It wasn’t a fan who threw that needle on the field last night. It fell out of Barry Bonds’ ass! Nomar? It didn’t take long. Call up Loney and get [...]
Posted on 15 January 2014.
Obviously, I have ranked them from Right to Left! I’m on the Right, RogerDodger is in the Middle and Badger is on the Left (which is appropriate). Anyway, here’s my take: The Good: I’m extremely happy that Clayton is staying at least 5 more years! We have to love that. My favorite Dodger! I think [...]
Posted on 13 January 2014.
I would not be surprised if the Dodgers sign Tanaka and trade Kershaw to the Rangers. Darvish? I think the holdup in signing Clayton is that he wants to be in Texas. I hope I am wrong. At least we will have our memories… They don’t make ‘em like that anymore!
Posted on 05 January 2014.
In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Kirk Gibson, pinch hitting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning, with injuries to both legs, hit a two-run walk-off home run off the Oakland Athletics’ Dennis Eckersley that won Game 1 for the Dodgers by a score of 5–4. We all remember that. I was the only Dodger fan in the room and [...]
Posted on 31 December 2013.
Nearly twenty-two years ago, I was sitting in a prison cell, looking at the wrong end of a forty-year sentence for a crime I did not commit. My wife appeared one day and informed me that I had lost my appeal in the Indiana Supreme Court and that since I had a 40 year sentence, [...]
Posted on 30 December 2013.
What’s the all uproar about Yasiel Puig driving 110 MPH? We all knew that Puigs fly… and he was really flying! We also know that he’s somewhat of a knucklehead! He’s our knucklehead, charismatic and prone to implode at any time. It’s not too late. Trade Yasiel Puig, Cory Seager, Zach Lee, Ross Stripling and [...]
Posted on 26 December 2013.
Because they have the money. That’s why. Actually they do, but the biggest reason is that we don’t really know if the Dodgers will be able to re-sign Kershaw. I mean, they haven’t yet. Tanaka doesn’t cost them draft picks or players – just cash! They have 6 – count ‘em, six solid starters for [...]
Posted on 25 December 2013.
So, under the Dodgers Christmas tree we find a fatboy, a beach boy, a smoker, a tooker and a midnight joker, namely Juan Uribe, Brian Wilson, Chris Perez, Jamey Wright, J.P. Howell. Ho, Ho, Ho. You know what to do.
Posted on 22 December 2013.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced 2014 coaching staffs for their top six minor league affiliates. Each club will have a new manager, as Damon Berryhill, Razor Shines and P.J. Forbes were promoted within the organization to manage Triple-A Albuquerque, Double-A Chattanooga and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, respectively, while Bill Haselman (Single-A Great [...]
Posted on 16 December 2013.
I hope the Dodgers are done in the free agent market and with all trades. They are set. It’s not an ideal lineup, but what lineup is? Those of you who want an All-Star at every position are either Closet Yankee Fans or delusional. It ain’t happening. Guggs and Company has money, but they have [...]
Posted on 11 December 2013.
I am going to turn LA Dodger Talk into a chat site for Dodger fans. It won’t happen overnight, but US WATER SYSTEMS will be the sponsor and we will change the software so that it’s more of a Fan Forum. I will probably ask 8-10 of you to act as moderators in case Trolls [...]
Posted on 10 December 2013.
It’s just not in me to keep doing something halfway. I appreciate all the e-mails and overwhelming support but this is the end. I have lost my passion for the blog and the baseball in general. I’m still interested but the passion is not there anymore. I will keep the site open unless I sell [...]
Posted on 09 December 2013.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the hiring of veteran Los Angeles writer and editor Jon Weisman as Director, Digital and Print Content. In the newly created role, Weisman will be responsible for creating and producing original digital content for the club’s website, as well as overseeing all of the Dodgers’ publications, [...]
Posted on 08 December 2013.
Hey guys and gals, it’s been fun but all good things have to come to an end and this is it! Baseball is really screwed up. If you don’t think so, maybe you are too. I hate nearly everything about it. I have tried to change my mind, but to no avail. Guggs and Company [...]
Posted on 06 December 2013.
I have been holding my breath all week that Ned would not make a dope-fiend move, like signing Robinson Cano (Seattle’s GM is is a loser), giving Brian Wilson or J.P. Howell 3-year deals or trading Pederson, Seager or Stripling for David Price. I’ve been hoping that Ned wasn’t stupid enough to trade Kemp. So [...]