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Happy July 4th!

It’s July 4th and the Dodgers are officially out of it. So, let’s first say this” “The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. It flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. Soldiers don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…they fight [...]

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As Hated As Adolph Hitler?

This 2011 version of the Dodgers may be hard to figure out, but I saw a bunch of happy excited young ballplayers last night when Tony Gwynn, Jr. drove in the winning run.  In a season where victories have been few and sometimes, far-between, the Dodgers got another command performance from their Ace, and Tony [...]

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Is This The End Of The Line?

Is This The End Of The Line?

Here’s something to contemplate:  In 2010, practically every Dodger player regressesd or had a season below their norm.  This makes me want to ask whether this was just a “bump in the road” or a “trend for the future“.  Today, I am going to consider just tha,t and I am not going to reach any conclusion.  [...]

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Two Reasons Broxton Has To Go

Two Reasons Broxton Has To Go

So, if he’s hurt, he has to go and if he’s not, he has to go. The common denominator – he has to go! Maybe he can get it together somewhere else. He’s a good dude. I have no issues with him personally, but baseball is a bottom-line business, and the bottom -line is the Dodgers cannot afford to keep him based upon “hope.” My only fear is that no-one will take him for 7 mil. I will say this: If the Dodgers have to give him away, they will be better for it. Imagine what they could have gotten for Sherrill and Broxton in the offseason. Maybe J-Brox can end up in his home state. That just might be the ticket.

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Fish or Cut Bait?

Fish or Cut Bait?

A week ago, the Dodgers were dead and buried. Everyone said it.  I said it!  That didn’t make it true. There was one difference:  I have always maintained that this team had the talent to win it all. I felt that they were dramatically under-performing.  It too much to ask them to win the division, [...]

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Cheryl Goes To The DL

Cheryl Goes To The DL

The Dodger blogosphere was white hot with who was going to be sent down to make room for Rafael Furcal.  Would it be Ramon Ortiz, Nick Green, or (God forbid) Blake DeWitt?  In the end, it was George “Cheryl” Sherrill who went on the DL with a strained ego, ‘er back.  Yeah, that’s the ticket! [...]

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Just My Opinion

Just My Opinion

I hate haters. Well, I don’t really HATE, HATE them, but I can’t stand them.  I would wear a t-shirt saying “Go Dodgers” but I would never wear a t-shirt that says “Giants Suck,”  even though we all know that they do.  I might call my site LAdodgerTalk, but I would never name it after [...]

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Play Ball!

Play Ball!

At the start of the college basketball season, I said the following about my beloved Duke Blue Devils (who are playing my hometown Butler Bulldogs in what is truly a David vs. Goliath game – I hate to admit it, but part of me wants to see Butler win.  Either way, I can’t lose tonight.) : [...]

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Head Cases, O-Dogs, McDonalds and Loneys

Head Cases, O-Dogs, McDonalds and Loneys

If there was any doubt, it is painfully apparent that Chad Billingsly has deep-seated psychological problems.  Fear of success can be just as paralyzing as fear of failure. Many people fear success because it tests their limits and makes them vulnerable to new situations. Even worse, success can expose weaknesses and force people to deal with [...]

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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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Double Steal

Double Steal

We got 2 for 1.  At least that’s what it looks like to me.  Not only did we get Manny Ramirez back (who looked like he han’t played for about 50 games), but it appears that he brought Rafael Furcal back with him.  What a great deal.  I mentioned that this was a possibility yesterday.  [...]

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