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Our Window Of Opportunity Is Not Closing

Our Window Of Opportunity Is Not Closing

In the ebb and flow of a baseball season, the Dodgers are certainly in the ebb, having lost 14 of our last 22 games.  These things happen and past performance is not indicative of future prospects.  I think this team is still poised to turn it around and win it all.  Even after ragging on Jon Broxton, I [...]

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This Team is Built for the Playoffs

This Team is Built for the Playoffs

It’s good that we have a nice lead, because we might stumble a little down the stretch, but did it ever occur to you, that with the extra days of rest in the playoffs,  this team is built for just such an occasion?  As it stands right now, Clayton Kershaw would probably start game #1 of [...]

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Listen Up, People!

Listen Up, People!

I used to post at the old LA Times DodgerTalk Board (I was MountainMover), which then evolved to World Crossing (which was a horrible format in my opinion, and now has about 6 people who post there).  The old LA Times board was great, but the Times screwed it up and people from there migrated [...]

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Cooler Heads Will Prevail

Cooler Heads Will Prevail

Most Dodger fans want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.  “Everybody sucks, get a new team.  We should have traded for Lee and Halladay.  I knew this would happen, blah, blah, blah.”  Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLa.com puts it all in perspective: Before you go throwing dirt on a club with a 5½ game [...]

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“He’s Growing Up, Isn’t He?”

“He’s Growing Up, Isn’t He?”

That is an understatement by Joe Torre (written by Dylan Hernandez of the LA TIMES). What Clayton is doing, is growing into one of the most dominant pitchersin MLB.  At an age when Tim Lincecum was learning to pitch at AAA, Clayton Kershaw is learning how to become an ACE.  Frankly, as much as Ihave championed [...]

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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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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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I’m Just Mumbling…

I’m Just Mumbling…

Don’t even get me started about yesterdays’ decisions on pitching, because I am sure that Joe Torre has a pet chimp named Bonzo whom Joe allowed to make all the pitching decisions.  After all, monkeys throwing darts at the stock pages is how Joe picks his stock portfolio, isn’t it?  That’s what it was – [...]

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A Call To Arms

A Call To Arms

First, I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July, but I suspect DRomo had the best.  What a day to be able to celebrate your daughter’s birthday!  Congratulations! 

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Will Manny Get Wood On The Ball?

Will Manny Get Wood On The Ball?

Rants & Raves: Thanks to Roger Dodger for the best “Get Well Pot” I have ever seen!  Very cool!  I guess that means I have to allow hom to keep ragging on me. My Physical Therapy is progressing very well.  I can walk for short distances and up and down stairs without a cane or [...]

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Whipping Boys, Dodger Blue & A Date With Destiny?

Whipping Boys, Dodger Blue & A Date With Destiny?

That mighty buzz-saw that was the Colorado Rockies rolled into LA, thinking they would no longer be the Dodgers “whipping boys.”  The Dodgers had lost two in a row and the offense was woeful.  There were also whispers about the Dodgers pitching being on the wane.   Well, the boys would have nothing of that, and [...]

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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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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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Who Will The D-Backs Get With the 17th Pick?

Who Will The D-Backs Get With the 17th Pick?

So far, getting Orland Hudson has been worth losing the 17th pick in the draft.  However, there is a long way to go in the season, and that was always my concern – whether the O–Dog could stay healthy.  So far, he may have been the best free agent pickup of the off season.  Let’s [...]

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O-Dog is “beat up,” whatever that means

O-Dog is “beat up,” whatever that means

June 3, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog - This is what Torre said in his pregame: “Hudson’s beat up. We talked after the game, and we decided to take a day or two. He’s just beat up. We’ll take it a day at a time with him.”

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June 3, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

June 3, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Bulletin: Orlando Hudson not starting tonight – That would be for the first time this season. The O-Dog started every single game through the one-third mark, which was last night. Not sure of the reason yet, but I don’t think he has any kind of injury. It definitely isn’t a matchup thing, as he is [...]

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May 23, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 23, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Wasted opportunities, intentional and otherwise Just read Dylan Hernandez’s game story on the L.A. Times website, which included the following bit of wisdom from Orlando Hudson: “We had 50 guys in scoring position,” Orlando Hudson muttered as he raced past reporters on his way to the showers.

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