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This feels like 1988 deja vu all over again!

The Dodgers star outfielder went down during the playoffs and had one meaningful at-bat in the World Series – and I mean “meaningful.”  The Dodgers were given no chance, but everyone forget about the Stuntmen, led by Mickey Hatcher.  The 2013 version of the Stuntmen, I call them “junkyard dogs,” will lead the Dodgers to [...]

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Tough decisions to make

Here’s what I think today: It appears that Andre Ethier will miss the NLDS but likely make the NLCS if the Dodgers prevail… and I believe they will! I do not think there is any scenario in which Dee Gordon makes the playoff roster – you are thinking with your heart if you believe that.  [...]

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Are you ready for some playoffs?

I want to throw out the possibility that Andre Ethier might not be 100% for the first round of the playoffs and could possibly sit, making space for Hairston, but I prefer Scott Van Slyke.  I have no inside info on that, but it could happen.  Probably not, but you have to consider it.  I [...]

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Just wait until next year…

There’s still a lot of season left and the Dodgers could play deep into the playoffs, even win it all!  But, they are hard to watch right now, so I am going to look forward to next season.  I can’t stand this team right now, but hopefully it will change soon.  So, here’s next year: [...]

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Playoff roster

It’s premature, of course, but I’m going to take a stab at the playoff roster.  Of course, the following position players HAVE to be on it (barring injury) because they are starters: AJ Ellis Adrian Gonzalez Mark Ellis Hanley Ramirez Juan Uribe Carl Crawford Matt Kemp Andre Ethier Yasiel Puig Then, there are also a [...]

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You should pay me to talk crazy…

… because when I do, these guys play out of their a$$! The Dodgers all read LA Dodger Talk and are bent on proving me wrong.  That’s a fact (and I’m a Rocket Scientists too).  Juan “Freakin” Uribe!  Holy Cow! Bring it! OK – here’s the inside scoop on Guerrero:  It’s the same as Puig [...]

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Clueless in LA

Predictably, when the Dodgers acquired Michael Young from the Phillies, sides were taken and lines were drawn in the sand.  One side used stats to condemn the deal while the other side used hope as a basis to approve the deal. I submit to both sides, here and now, that neither side knows what the [...]

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The case for keeping Andre Ethier

As you all know, I do not like “THE TRADE.” I like Adrian Gonzalez but Josh Beckett and especially Crawford are boat anchors, in my opinion.  Carl Crawford has a weak arm, is highly injury prone and inherently unreliable… and he can’t play CF.  Maybe CC can go to the AL and DH (that’s a [...]

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Please pass the offense

Yes, I know that Lackey and Lester are good (not great) pitchers, but the Dodgers have scored four runs in two games and that just isn’t going to cut it.  Frankly, they are lucky to have a win in this series.  It’s back to that same lack of clutch hitting that has plagued the Dodgers [...]

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Game 1 – Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Lineup: Crawford  LF Puig  RF Gonzalez  1B Ramirez  SS Ethier  CF Uribe  3B Ellis   2B Fed-Ex  C Nalasco  P I will try and post tomorrow, but we have a funeral tomorrow.  A friend’s father died 7 weeks ago.  Her mother died this week.  We have to travel a long way and I’m about 30%. Go [...]

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Has the wild horse been broken?

Vin Scully calls Yasiel Puig a Wild Horse because you can never predict what he is going to do next.  He will make you laugh and he will make you cry, but he has certainly brought life to a moribund team.  All good things come to an end and the Dodgers winning streak is over [...]

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These are REALLY Destiny’s Dodgers!

A few days ago I said: “The only thing that can stop the Dodgers from winning their first World Series since 1988 is catastrophic injury.” Turns out Las Vegas thinks so too and the Dodgers are now 5-1 favorites to win the World Series! When Hanley Ranirez was hurt, I told you I couldn’t imagine [...]

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Private Conversations

The following exchanges were overheard at Dodger Stadium yesterday: “What happened?” – Juan Uribe on the hidden ball trick used on him “What the hell just happened?” – Tim Wallach on failing to notice the hidden ball trick “What were you two thinking?” – Don Mattingly to Uribe and Wallach about the hidden ball trick [...]

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The one guy the Dodgers can’t lose is lost!

Use your eyes – What do you see? I have watched the Hanley Ramirez flop into the seats over and over, and while I can see that he might be battered and bruised, I would be shocked if it is serious.  Unlike Matt Kemp’s ankle, which was nearly turned inside-out, Hanley’s shoulder didn’t seem to [...]

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Alan Porter is a Moron

On second thought, I’m not going to waste any bandwidth on such a moron.  Mark Ellis said nothing wrong and Porter should be suspended.  That’s all! Medical Update:  OK, I can walk, but I look like Festus (“Mr. Dillion, Mr. Dillon”).  You youngsters will have to Google that.  It also hurts a lot when I [...]

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The KershawKemp Redemption

Rants & Raves over the Nats vs. Dodgers The fans in DC are exceptional.  If I had rooted for the Dodgers like that in Oakland, I’d be in the morgue right about now. A Nats fans asked me “How old is that guy?  I know he’s older than Uribe.”  “I said why do you think [...]

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Andre Ethier’s Blast Sinks Nats

When Bryce Harper  slid into 3B head first I yelled “He’s out!” while everyone around me was yelling “he’s safe.”  The Nats replay every good play on their marvelous scoreboard (best I have ever seen), so I said “If he’s safe, they will replay it.“  No replay – I just said “Scoreboard!“  My wife said [...]

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Clayton Kershaw isn’t the pitcher he once was

… and that’s good.  He’s obviously pitching more to contact now.  He can still blow it by the hitters when he wants to, but for the most part he’s pitching deeper into games by using fewer pitches to record outs. I see two things about this: It will obviously extend his career; and He will [...]

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Everything from Kemp’s shoulder to Uribe’s behind

Kemp’s Shoulder On Matt Kemp’s AC joint pain, I can speak from experience.  It is one of the sharpest, searing pains you can ever have and it literally pops!  Kemp will likely not need the DL, but will have to miss a few games to  let it calm down after the steroid shot (Kemp is [...]

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Think about it people!

Games like yesterday build character!  They also give a team confidence.  Hanley Ramirez for MVP? Chase Utley will cost the Dodgers something like Zach Lee, Dee Gordon and Joc Pederson.  Utley will be 35 this year, so I can’t see him being a factor next year.  He’s a DH in the AL for a couple [...]

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