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The Faces of the Dodgers: Matt the Knife and Clayton the Ace

In a season that has underwhelmed us all, we are seeing two very special superstars develop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, namely Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp.  If you name the TOP 10 players in all of baseball, Kemp and Kershaw have to be in that discussion. If they are not TOP 10, they are [...]

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There’s Never Been A Worse Time to Be a Dodger Fan

The McCourt Divorce The Accusations The Greed The Decadance The Dodger Bankruptcy The Dodgers are 40 Games Out of First and Ned Still Ain’t Selling The Dodgers Can’t Hit, so They Fire Jeff Pentland (but way too late).  It’s tantamount to calling the fire department when the house has already burned down.  Why bother? Alyssa Milano [...]

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It is time to sell, Ned

No, I don’t mean that Frank McCourt should sell Ned Colletti (wait, maybe that’s not such a bad idea… but I doubt there’s a buyer). What I mean is that it is time to trade Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Miles (yes, there are teams who want him), Jamey Carroll, Rod Barajas, Dionaro Navarro (maybe there’s one [...]

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James Loney – Backup Firstbaseman

James Loney’s days in LA are numbered. In 2012, James will either have left by trade (doubtful, unless someone thinks they can “fix” him THIS year), or non-tender. I know that some Dodger fans are fearful that Ned Colletti may try and make one big run for a pennant, feeling that the only way to [...]

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Frank McCourt is Screwed!

Well, it turns out that it was a big blunder for Frank McCourt to file Bankruptcy for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  As I said before, he would have little chance to prevail in Bankruptcy Court, and today the Judge ruled that he cannot get the Documents he wants from MLB and that he cannot depose [...]

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Dear Josh Rawitch,

I don’t want to be ungrateful because I have been to your “Blogger Nights” and they have been nothing but first class.  No detail has been skipped. I know what is involved in putting on a production like this and you and your staff:  Amy Summers, Joe Jareck, Yvonne Carrasco, Jon Chapper and Colin Gunderson [...]

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Frank McCourt’s Shoes

OK, this far-fetched, but put yourselves into Frank McCourt’s size 10-1/2′s for a minute.  You are hated almost as bad as… well you know who.  You have no BIS (that’s “butts in seats”), which means that you are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a game and you haved a short time to make something [...]

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Frankrupt!

Be sure to visit http://www.frankrupt.com/ and get you Frankrupt Gear to wear to the Stadium! P.S. Frank – It’s way past time to quit.  You are done.  It’s only a matter of time.

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Get Ready For Round Two

Although it ultimately may not mean a lot, Frank McCourt won Round One yesterday.  Some fans have had difficulty is accepting that Frank McCourt had won anything, so I will print what ESPN.com had this to say about that heavyweight round, with RED highlights about the win: The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won [...]

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McCourt Wins Round One

There is no good news, just bad and badder news. MLB was poised for this – I am sure they had planned for McCourt filing bankruptcy and even had their briefs and motions in opposition ready for weeks. I am sure that Frank’s attorneys have told him he would have a better chance of prevailing [...]

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Bankrupt!

Well, it’s official.  Frank McCourt has filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware. I’m sure that there are a myriad of reasons why, when how and where, but I have no clue. What’s the next move? Gonzo posted this on the previous thread: ______________________________________________________ Just found the list of creditors McBroke gave to the court. Fun [...]

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As Hated As Adolph Hitler?

This 2011 version of the Dodgers may be hard to figure out, but I saw a bunch of happy excited young ballplayers last night when Tony Gwynn, Jr. drove in the winning run.  In a season where victories have been few and sometimes, far-between, the Dodgers got another command performance from their Ace, and Tony [...]

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The Liar & The Jackass

Frank McCourt:   Pleadingly pledged that none of the money he received from FOX would go to him or Jamie.  Reality:  Fank intended to use a substantial amount of that money for personal use. Verdict:  He’s a Liar!  He’s “self-convicted.”  Ned Colletti:  Signed Jason Schmidt without a physical.  How did that work out?  Signed Jon Garland [...]

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The Naysayers Are Full of Crap!

I apologize. A  few weeks ago, I said that the naysayers had it right. The naysayers said that this 2011 Dodger team was not good.  That is was bad.  That they would not be able to play .500 ball. Well, in some respects they were right.  The Dodgers sit 9 games under .500 right now, [...]

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Throw in the towel

It’s over.  Not statistically, but in reality,  it’s over for these 2011 Dodgers. It’s time to move Ned Colletti out of his office and replace him with Logan White.   His time is up!  Then, let the fire sale begin.  It’s not going to affect the dismial attendance much. Make a list of the untouchables:  Kershaw Jansen De [...]

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The Door Is Still Open

I was interviewed on a local sports-talk radio show yesterday and was asked if it wasn’t “if, but when” MLB would take over the Dodgers. Is I have always maintained, it is not a given that Frank McCourt will lose control of the Dodgers – like it or not! Today, we learned that Frank and [...]

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Does Anyone Love Andre Ethier?

A few years ago, I was repeatedly berated for calling Andre Ethier “soft.”  I backed off for a while when he had some clutch hits, but let’s face the truth:  He is soft.  He’s a singles hitter who can’t hit lefties.  It is what it is.  You can’t pay a soft player what he is [...]

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When you’re ready to quit,

you’re a lot closer than you think!” I live by that creed, and it could apply to these Dodgers…. But that is very unlikely! This team is rapidly reaching a tipping point of no return.  The naysayers had it right! The popular view is to blame Frank, and he does have to shoulder a share [...]

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How Do You Like Me Now?

Probably not much, but that’s OK by me.  I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel.  I still think there’s a lot of talent on this team.  I told  you McCourt wouldn’t go easily and he won’t!  This team can contend for the West Title and with all the arms on this staff, if everyone [...]

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No End in Sight

No End in Sight

According to a report by Bill Shaikin of The LA Times, Frank McCourt will allegedly make payroll on May 31st, thus stretching out a possible resolution to the Dodgers’ ownership issue and making Dodger fans even more miserable than they already are.  Shaikin also reported this: Frank McCourt has said the contract is “completely negotiated” [...]

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