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Camelback Ranch – The Roster Continues To Change

Camelback Ranch – The Roster Continues To Change

In what really comes as no surprise, Jo Torre announced that Doug Mientkiewicz will not make the team.  His days were probably numbered when Garrett Anderson was signed.  Joe expressed interest in keeping Doug at AAA in case he is needed later in the season, but Joe also understands that Doug wants to play in [...]

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Camelback Ranch – March 25th AM

Camelback Ranch – March 25th AM

The Dodgers and A’s tied after nine innings last night 3-3. Hiroki Kuroda pitched 5.1 strong innings allowing just 1 Hit and 2 BB to go with 2 Strikeouts.  In addition to the two strikeouts, he had 8 fly outs and 6 ground outs.  With Joe Torre set to name the 5th Starter today, it [...]

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Anything Can Happen… And Probably Will

Anything Can Happen… And Probably Will

I have read extensive analysis of which match-ups are the best for the Dodgers in the NLDS, which is a lot like all the baseball pre-season predictions.  I read all those magazines (and save them, which shows how stupid I am) and then go back and see how the prognosticators fared.  A monkey throwing darts [...]

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Checks & Bills

Checks & Bills

It’s tempting to only write about Chad Billingsley’s meltdown in the 5th inning, but really, what lost the game for us was again a lack of hitting.   Andre Ethier had 3 hits and the rest of the team didn’t show up.  We do have a new LH pinch hitter: Doug Mientkiewicz.  With Jim Thome on [...]

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Just Rants & Raves

Just Rants & Raves

With 94 games down, we have just 68 games to go.  If we just go .500 the rest of the way, we will in 94 games.  No too shabby.  However, I don’t see us dropping off that much.  If we play just 6 games above .500 we will win 100 games and frankly, I would [...]

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This Is A Flawed Team

This Is A Flawed Team

… which is why it’s a good thing we don’t have to play any “perfect teams.”  Yes, we have flaws, and so does everyone else, but I am going to suggest that while we have a pretty good group of players, the sum of our parts is greater than any other team, and our record happens [...]

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