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DODGER MAJOR LEAGUE COACHES TO RETURN FOR 2012 SEASON

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that all Major League coaches will return for the 2012 season.  General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “I’m very excited that the entire coaching staff will return next season,” said Dodger manager Don Mattingly. “These guys do a great job with teaching and development while [...]

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Lopes was a Ghost and the Dodgers were toast

Lopes was a Ghost and the Dodgers were toast

It’s all Davey Lopes fault.  See what happens when he’s gone.  He had a death in the family and had to leave the team. In the past 30 years, the Dodgers have a perfect winning  record with him, but have lost thousands of games without him. There you go.  That’s all you need to know [...]

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The Return of Dodger Baseball

The Return of Dodger Baseball

After the game, Matt Kemp said: “This is just the beginning.” Tony Jackson of ESPN/LosAngeles hit the nail on the head:  Davey Lopes is helping the Dodgers immensely, especially Matt Kemp.  After describing Matt Kemp who went from first to third on what might have ordinarily been a double play ball, Tony wrote this: “There [...]

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My Fearless Prediction

My Fearless Prediction

Lately, we have been talking about “projections” – especially what Ethier, Kemp, Loney, Furcal, Uribe and Blake will do this year.  Over the years, it has become increasing more difficult to make predictions with this bunch, especially after nearly everyone on the team grossly “underperformed” last year.  Was 2010 just a freak “one-time-thing” or was [...]

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Character Issues?

Character Issues?

Tony Jackson and Jon Weisman write about how important it is that the young Dodgers (Kemp, Loney and Ethier) rebound in order for the Dodgers to even have a ghost of a chance.  I happen to totally agree with that, but I also believe that it’s really a lot more than that.  Steve Dilbeck continues [...]

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A Friendship May Yield a Superstar

A Friendship May Yield a Superstar

It turns out that Davey Lopes and Dave Stewart are best friends.  Matt Kemp’s agent is Dave Stewart.  The Davey Lopes hiring looks to me that it was done with the idea of Obi Wan taking the young Jedi Kemp under his wing to teach him the power of The Force and to show him [...]

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2011 COACHING STAFF

DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2011 COACHING STAFF

Six former Dodgers, including newcomers Davey Lopes and Dave Hansen, highlight a staff with 176 combined seasons of big league experience LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2011 campaign under new manager Don Mattingly. The staff consists of four coaches that will be entering their [...]

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Lopes Comes Full Circle

Lopes Comes Full Circle

Now, he’s back in the fold. He’s a smart baseball guy, a great base-running coach, a cancer survivor, a grizzled vet, a tough guy who bleeds Dodger Blue, and the Dodgers new first base coach.

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