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Some Days You Get The Bear…

Some Days You Get The Bear…

… some days the bear gets you!  The bear got us yesterday, but I see it as no big deal.  It’s just another game, and we just need to get them tomorrow.  Move on… Jason Schmit was lucky his first start – he’s toast.  It was a valiant effort to come back and his son [...]

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You Will Never See It Coming…

You Will Never See It Coming…

Ned Colletti and company play their cards pretty close to the vest, so usually when the Dodgers make a trade it comes out of nowhere!   Boom!  Here’s the trade…

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The Key Word is “Don’t Panic”

The Key Word is “Don’t Panic”

OK, it’s two words, but as much as we would like to have Roy Halladay, we won’t sell the farm, won’t trade Kershaw, Bilingsley or Kemp, and we won’t make any dope-fiend moves.  Since June 16th, the best pitcher in all of baseball has been Clayton Kershaw with an 0.64 ERA.  Not Haren, not Linecum, [...]

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Never, Never, Never Quit!

Never, Never, Never Quit!

That was phrase attributed to Winston Churchill, but Jason Schmidt must have adopted it as his mantra as well.  Admittedly, he’s not the same pitcher he once was.  His fastball was 87-89, with 89 being his fastest pitch.  He claims that he can pitch 91-92, but can’t control it, so he backs off a little.  [...]

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Game Time – Jason Returns

Game Time – Jason Returns

Sounds like a horror movie.  Let’s hope not.  Look, Jason Schmidt did not wrestle Frank McCourt and Ned Colletti to the ground and make them ratify his contract under duress, and he has worked very hard to get back on the mound.  It’s been over 2 years since he has pitched on the major league [...]

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The Bison is Becoming An Animal!

The Bison is Becoming An Animal!

After James Loney doubles up Andre Ethier in the bottom of the 8thinning with the score tied 3-3, Matt Kemp patiently worked the count to 3-2 and waited for his pitch.  Patiently!  Easy…  Then BOOM!   HR by the Bison who is becoming an Animal.  The Bison scored all 4 Dodger runs to dis-mantle the Astros [...]

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Game Time 7/18/09 – The Kershawshank Redemption

Game Time 7/18/09 – The Kershawshank Redemption

It’s official.  As reported here 4 days ago, Jason Schmidt will start Mondays’ game for the Dodgers, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Today is Joe Torre’s birthday.  Let’s get a win for him, Clayton. It’s up to Clayton to keep the Dodgers from losing 3 in a row for the first time this season.

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Gametime – 07-17-09

Gametime – 07-17-09

Torre’s Game Notes: Pierre starts in CF Beliasrio is throwing Kuo will pitch tomorrow in San Bernardino Broxton is available tonight Cory Wade may go back on the DL They are deciding who will be the 5th Starter for Monday (I predict it will be Schmidt)

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Mid-Season Report and Prospectus

Mid-Season Report and Prospectus

With 88 games completed the Dodgers have 56 wins, which is the best in baseball.  The last Dodger team to do this well was the 1977 Dodgers who had 57 wins at the same juncture, and went on to win 98 games.  If  we just play .500 ball the rest of the way, we will [...]

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Either Way…

Either Way…

Here’s a quote from Andre Ethier: “I’m here competing for a job next year any way I can.  I’m not sure if it’s going to be here or with another team, so I have to go out there and perform well. Minus one guy or not, I still have to go out there and play [...]

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Let the Speculation Begin…

Let the Speculation Begin…

The Blue  Jays have hung a FOR SALE sign on Roy Halliday, and Dodger fans are clamoring for a trade to be made.  Let me suggest that it’s not that simple, and the price we would have to pay would be the blood of our first-born, Clayton Kershaw!  I will say right off that I [...]

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So Do You Want To Pay The Price?

So Do You Want To Pay The Price?

Would you like Cliff Lee?  Would ya’?  Would ya’? Pay me Elbert, McDonald, Lambo and DeWitt.  Thank you very much! Zambrano?

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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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What If I Told You At The End Of June…

What If I Told You At The End Of June…

That Manny Ramirez would be 8th on the Dodgers in RBI? That Raffy would be hitting .239 (you would have never believed that one either – you might have believed .439 easier)? That Andre Ethier would be hitting .268? That Russ Martin would be hitting .250? That Casey Blake would be our cleanup hitter? That [...]

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The Full Report

The Full Report

The bottom of the fifth inning last night was a defining moment for Clayton Kershaw and showed why he really belongs in the majors.  After being solid for the first four innings, Clayton suddenly lost his command in the 5th and in a blink of an eye, the bases were loaded with no outs.  Leading 1-0, that [...]

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Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

Just a few things to think about: Logan White does it again!  He drafts a stud hitter and turns him into a pitcher (Aaron Miller).   I think he has a pretty good track record on this, and a LH with a 90+ fastball is not something that dangles from trees. Nice to se the Dodgers [...]

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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 27, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog – #2

May 27, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog – #2

Oh, and I forgot to mention … … that Jason Schmidt’s rehab has been shut down because of “discomfort” he felt in his shoulder. This is to the point where you have to assume this guy is never going to pitch again until he surprises you and actually DOES pitch again.

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May 24, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 24, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

The trip continues, but not at the expense of Dodgers commentary Mom, Aunt Paula, Cousin Carla and I are all holed up at a Holiday Inn Express in a place called Shamrock, Texas, tonight, as we leisurely work our way from my daughter’s graduation in Colorado two days ago to a few days of R&R [...]

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