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No Headline, Just Sidelines

No Headline, Just Sidelines

Randy Wolf has whooping cough?  A wolf should never whoop! Ohman and Vargas are pitching but the Dodgers will leave them both a full 30 days, I believe.  If you remember, I said Ohman should have started the season in the minors. Jason Schmidt may resume his rehab – yeah and I might run a [...]

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The ghosts come out again

The ghosts come out again

June 6, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog –  Missed most of the game tonight because I was at the gym — when you’re unemployed, you have time to do things like that — and I caught up with it just as James Loney was drawing that critical, seven-pitch walk in the ninth inning, which I [...]

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May 31, 2009 – The State of The Union

May 31, 2009 – The State of The Union

“Hey, how is your team doing, Buddy?” “The good news is that attendance is down, but not too much.  The bad news is that our MVP candidate has missed nearly half the season, our All-Star leadoff hitter when the season started, is hitting .240, our opening days starter has been on the DL for most of the [...]

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May 29, 2009 – Troncoso Fans a Fox to Save a Wolf

May 29, 2009 – Troncoso Fans a Fox to Save a Wolf

It was a classic battle in the end.  Randy Wolf had pitched an excellent game, and was in position for a win when Ramon Troncoso  loaded the bases in the 9th with one out, only to fan Bobby Scales (who plated the Cubs only run with an earlier HR), nd then strike out powerful Jake [...]

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May 27, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 27, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Get out those brooms again …. .. because if the Dodgers can win tomorrow’s getaway matinee at Coors, they will have swept a series of at least three games for the fifth time this season. Throw in that two-game blanking of the Snakes a few weeks ago, and they’re actually going for their sixth series [...]

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May 26, 2009 – Is The Power Outage The Fault of Mattingly & Pentland?

May 26, 2009 – Is The Power Outage The Fault of Mattingly & Pentland?

Maybe I should say “choice” instead of “fault.”  The Dodgers obviously have an excellent offense, and are leading the league in “seeing” pitches.  The Dodgers get almost 160 pitches a game – more than any other team.  This wears down opposing pitching staffs, and of course results in more hittable pitches, but maybe this “discipline” [...]

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May 21, 2009 – This Team Just Has That Feel

May 21, 2009 – This Team Just Has That Feel

They seem to have a “get ‘er done” attitude – Two runs was all it took to sweep the Mets in the final game. Andre Ethier, who is hitting HALF HIS WEIGHT the past 13 games, hit a sac fly in the first and Russ Martin drove in the winning run in the 8th.  Jeff Weaver, [...]

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Elbert Sent Down, More Cuts Soon

UPDATE: Dodger brass watched as Will Ohman pitched a simulated 2-inning game to Dodger minor leaguers today.  Hummmm… I wonder if he would sign for a mil?  Jason Schmidt is supposed to start today! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n_Az-1kDn0 The Dodgers seem intent on converting Scott Elbert back to a starter, so with that in mind, he was sent [...]

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McCourt Building A Dynasty

Bill Shaiken of The LA Times writes a piece about Frank MCourt, which I believe, shows how the Dodger Brand is being polished and a Dodger Dynasty is being built.  In part, Shaiken writes: McCourt glowed about Camelback Ranch, emphasizing that the new Arizona complex is not just a spring training ballpark but a year-round [...]

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