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A trip down memory lane…

Some of you are new to this site and don’t realize the history between a lot of us.  You have read my negativity on the Dodgers this year, but it is not usually like that.  I bleed Dodger Blue.  This is a painful year and I did predict it.  I hope  I am wrong and [...]

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It’s may be time to sell

The Dodgers had a nice win last night, but unless they can run off about 12 in a row, it appears very unlikely they will make the playoffs.  Skunks don’t shed their white stripe overnight and the Dodgers aren’t likely to suddenly become clutch overnight.  As the sun sets on the Dodgers chances to get [...]

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A Twist of Positive

OK, I have been very negative about this team for quite some time and while I have been spot on, there is reason for hope.  The only thing that worries me is that Ned will make one of his dope-fiend moves and mess it up.  I mean, why does he keep Cruz on the team [...]

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Is there a lesson here?

They lost their best player before the season started and he was never a factor.  They have one player over 27 years old.  Their youngsters have never been here before.  They have a coach that has never coached in the big leagues,and he is young and inexperienced, but he’s a motivator and he believes in [...]

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It’s Deja Vu all over again…

I think I can write the same column every day: “Dodgers can’t hit in the clutch” is all I have to put up every day. It’s went on for two months.  How much longer do we have to watch this? Either Puig or Pederson HAS to take Kemps’ place.  The Dodgers need runs, not defense.  [...]

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Underachievers All!

Three Stinkin’ Runs!  3! What a bunch of underachievers! That seems to be all the runs the Dodgers can get most nights.  We have watched almost two months of this nonsense.  Capuano wasn’t lights out, but he was good enough to win on most teams.  But, not on the 2013 Dodgers.  This bunch is 5th [...]

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There May Be Light – I Hope It’s Not a Train!

The tunnel has light.  Two wins in a row is a lot for this bunch, but there is reason for hope.  I have a few observations: Hanley Ramirez is way ahead of schedule – that can’t hurt; Juan Uribe has an OB% of .388 plus he plays great defense – let’s hope Donnie leaves him [...]

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I am tired of these lying Dodgers

They told us that Magic Johnson would be “hands on and in his office every day.”  That was a damn lie.  I see him everywhere that has to do with the Lakers or the NBA, but he has no office in Dodger Stadium and he rarely shows up at games. The Dodgers told us that [...]

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So you think a manager doesn’t make a difference?

Do you really believe Joe Torre or Don Mattingly could have taken that rag-tag bunch of wanna-be’s, never-were’s and utilitymen to the 2000 Olympics and beat the heavily favored Cubans to win Gold for the USA?  No way, Jose!  Some people admire Donnie’s calmness.  That’s just the way he is.  Very little emotion.  Unflappable, some [...]

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You can’t cheat the Baseball Gods

I guess that’s what it comes down to.  Guggs and Company rode into town and threw money at problems like the fire department throws water on a fire.  They over-bought, over-paid and over-spent.  Then, they openly bragged about their resources and the Baseball Gods spanked them.  There’s something really bad wrong with this team.   That’s [...]

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Worse than even I imagined

I have always been a positive person.  Each year I have faced the season with optimism and have always felt that the Boys of Summer were full of promise every Spring.  It was not hard for me to see a silver lining in seasons of doubt.  I was frequently accused of having my eyes clouded [...]

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What’s wrong with the Dodgers?

ELEVEN THINGS: If you want a scapegoat, you have one.  Why would Donnie start Luis Cruz at 3B?  His defense or lack thereof was a factor.  Uribe is superior defensively and has an OB% 300 points above Cruz.  What is wrong with him?  What is wrong with Ned?  Cruz is a waste of a roster [...]

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Kershaw, Greinke and Who is #3?

Aaron Harang is gone (thankfully).  Ted Lilly will likely never be what he once was (maybe a #4, but now he’s a # 8).  That leave Capuano and Ryu as part of the Dodgers rotation, but I see them as #4 and #5 starters (you pick the order).  It also leave the Dodgers without a [...]

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Quit Making Excuses

I am getting weary of hearing that the Dodger team is riddled with injuries and if they had all of their regulars things would be different.  Let me remind you of a few things: The Yankees have Michael Pineda (certainly the equal of Chad Billingsley), Joba Chamberlin, starting catcher Francisco Cervelli, starting shortstop Derek Jeter, [...]

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I Remain Unconvinced

Mark McGwire is unconvinced too.  The hitting of this team absolutely sucks.  It can change, but will it? A couple of moths ago I said I would not be surprised if this team won 80 games… or 100 games (the lineup will have to change for that to happen).  I stand by that! This team [...]

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The Big Dodger in the Sky

Whether you are Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Wicca, Taoist and any other religion, you already know about the Big Dodger in the Sky.  How do you know that he is real?  Tommy Lasorda told us so.  That’s all you need to know. What else you need to know is that he is not happy [...]

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Focused, Riveted, Vulcanized, Galvanized and Refined By Fire!

There ain’t nothing like a good fight where you go to battle with your brothers and come out closer than you have ever been. YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE BAND OF BROTHERS KNOWN AS THE LA DODGERS! If your name is Clayton Kershaw, you drill Carlos Quentin in the ribs the next time you face [...]

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This is the time to be BOLD!

This is a little complex, but stay with me people: The Dodgers trade Andre Ethier and Mark Ellis to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt and Ian Kinsler. The Dodgers trade Chris Capuano and to the Angels for Taylor Lindsey (2B &  Angels #4 Prospect). The Dodgers send Mike Olt, Taylor Lindsey, Yasiel Puig, Josh [...]

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Clayton Kershaw: $300 Million Dollar Man?

 Clayton Kershaw has won two-thirds of the Dodgers games this year.  A $200 million /8 year deal probably won’t get it done.  Clayton is looking at getting a 10 year/$250-$300 mil deal.  I am certain someone will give him that.  The Dodgers might as well pony up.  I predict at least $250 mil/10 years… maybe [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Carl Crawford is looking like the best leadoff hitter the Dodgers have had since….  I can’t remember when. Justin Sellers?  What is Mattingly smoking?   Memo to Dodgers:  Forget Sellers!  Just put Cruz at SS. Prediction:  Mark Ellis will hit .300 because he won’t hit against tough righthanders.  He’ll probably have around 400 AB’s. The Dodgers [...]

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