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It’s Simple – Win or Go Home!

When I looked at the Dodgers’ roster before the season started, I thought that it was likely Carl Crawford, Mark Ellis and Juan Uribe would be injured or waived before the season was over.  Crawford was injury-prone and aging, Mark Ellis was really old and injured last year and Juan Uribe was just plain crap. [...]

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Writing a legend?

Last nights game was all about a portly Korean, a Cuban refugee, a Dominican Superstar playing in great pain, an American-bearded psycho, a former prima donna playing on one leg, a Curaçaoan closer and junkyard dogism! Love him or hate him, Bill Plaschke of The LA Times can write and boy did he write a [...]

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Never, Never, Never Give Up!

It’s going to take a miracle.   Like the one that happened when the Dodgers where dead in the water at 30-42.  A miracle wrought by one Yasiel Puig and the Junkyard Dogs.  It has to be a miracle led by the portly Korean and the Cuban refugee. It’s going to be tough, but 42-8 was [...]

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Counter Culture

It’s painful to have to write this stuff but it is absolutely true.  The Cardinals have a culture of winning that started long ago and is from the top-down.  It used to be true with the Dodgers.  Not so much anymore. Dave Duncan set the standard that the Cardinal pitchers have followed for almost two [...]

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I’ve got a lot to say

… but no time to say it right now. We launched our new website (at a cost of $400,000) last weekend and are so busy dealing with issues we knew we would have to deal with that I am just slammed.  Add to it that I had to go to Ohio this week for a [...]

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Twists and turns

There’s bound to be some twists and turns starting Friday as the Dodgers open the NLCS in St. Louis.  Some of this will happen, but not all: Andre Ethier will start in CF Friday Paco Rodriguez will be replaced with Carlos Marmol on the NLCS roster Ryu will be replaced by Edinson Volquez Ricky Nolasco [...]

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The Kershawshank Redemption

The Dodgers are going for broke tonight as they have scrapped the Ricky Nalosco idea and  will have Clayton Kershaw start the game.  It’s in LA, the Dodgers have momentum and I’m sure Zach Greinke is at the ready too. The Dodgers are rolling the dice and going for the victory tonight.  It will be [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

“One assistant GM proposes that the Rays could trade David Price to the Dodgers for Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Julio Urias and Chris Withrow, Peter Gammons writes. That would give the Rays two very good hitting prospects in Seager and Pederson, a very young arm in Urias, and a big-league reliever in Withrow. MLB.com ranks [...]

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Bluebloods and Junkyard Dogs

You gotta’ have ‘em both!  Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez and the Bluest of the Bluebloods, Clayton Kershaw all stepped up and did what Bluebloods do.  Kershaw, who will ultimately go down as the greatest Dodger pitcher ever, showed why he is so great and helps you understand why he will be even better [...]

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE POSTSEASON ROSTER

ATLANTA – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the 2013 National League Division Series, which begins tonight with Game 1 at Turner Field in Atlanta. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. ET/5:37 p.m. PT. The Dodgers will carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players. The roster is as follows: Pitchers [...]

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The Dodgers can win without Kemp and Ethier

We already know that Matt is gone for the playoffs and I am going to assume that we are being kept in the dark by the Dodgers and that Andre Ethier’s injury is worse than we know.  I am going to assume that the Dodgers won’t carry a pinch hitter who can’t play the field [...]

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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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Ned should have gotten five outfielders

Matt Kemp is done!  Sounds like ankle and shoulder surgery.  Andre Ethier is hobbled and may not be able to run.  Actually, it sounds like Ethier should miss the NLDS, but the Dodgers may be forced to put him in there.  He has four days to heal his ankle, but to me it seems that [...]

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Clayton Kershaw is the Best Pitcher in Baseball

… and if any baseball writer doesn’t have him listed #1 on his Cy Young ballot, a complete investigation should be done on that writer and Credentials should be revoked! We have never see a pitcher like this and don’t even breathe “Sandy Koufax.”  We have never seen Clayton at 26, 27, 28, 29 and [...]

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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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The cost of living

In 1988 a Honda Accord cost approximately $13,000, while in 2013 the average cost has doubled to over $26,000.  A water softener from a professional dealer cost over $1,200 in 1988.  Today the cost is about the same, maybe less.  The average cost of a new home was $138,000 in 1988, while it is $257,000 [...]

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English 101

To those of you who say I am crying and that I hate the Dodgers, I would suggest that you pull out an English book and see where I wrote any of that.  I said that I was happy the Dodgers won – how can you come to the conclusion that I hate the Dodgers [...]

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How the West was bought…’er won!

Los Angeles Dodgers – $216,753,000 Arizona Diamondbacks – $86, 300,000 Colorado Rockies – $73,949,000 San Diego Padres – $68,333,000 San Francisco Giants -  $136,908,000 That tells the tale.  The Dodgers bought the NL West.  I’m happy because I am a Dodger fan, but I’m not proud.  Anyone can overspend and maybe win because of it.  [...]

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Keep calm and forget about it

The Dodgers are going through a rough stretch and it was to be expected after such a hot streak.  Forgetaboutit!  Nothing to see here folks, move along.  Forgetaboutit! If you wonder what is wrong with Clayton Kershaw, you aren’t paying attention.  There’s nothing wrong with him.  The Dude has a 1.94 ERA which is the [...]

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