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Don’t Wait For The Cards To Die – Kill Them Now!

Don’t Wait For The Cards To Die – Kill Them Now!

A good team has a killer instinct.  It seizes the moment and puts their opponent away.  Michael Jordan had a killer instinct when he played for the Chicago Bulls.  The Dodgers need that killer instinct.  They need to stomp on the Cardinals on Saturday and make sure they put them down!  The Dodgers cannot afford for that “two-headed snake” [...]

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What Would Manny Do?

What Would Manny Do?

Would Manny jilt the Dodgers for someone who will pay him more money?  Manny would! Would Manny dog it in the outfield chasing a double and playing it into a triple?  Manny would! Would Manny take an illegal drug in order the get an unfair advantage?  Manny would! Would Manny ditch his teammates if he [...]

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Spiderman Attacks

Spiderman Attacks

 The ball looked like it was gone, but suddenly Spiderman aka/Andre Ethier, shot out his net, scaled the wall and brought it back into the park, all this after walking to deliver the winning run for the Dodgers.  It was the Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp show.  Get used to it.   After a rough start, [...]

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These Deals Won’t Help Us Win The Pennant…

These Deals Won’t Help Us Win The Pennant…

But, they might just help us win the World Series.  I love Juan Pierre, but would you rather have him or Jim Thome as DH in the World Series?  Well, we now have a choice.  Thome says that he is not physically able to play 1B (although I suspect we will see him there from [...]

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The Dodgers Will Look A Lot Different Next Year

The Dodgers Will Look A Lot Different Next Year

I know that we are in the midst of a pennant race, but it always is important to look ahead, and plan ahead.  I have a few ideas as to how the team will look next year and I’m sure Ned has some of the same thoughts, but first:  Ronnie Belliard for Minor League pitcher Luis [...]

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Just Rants & Raves

Just Rants & Raves

Doug Mientkiewicz will be one of our first call-up on September 1st.  We can use his LH bat as a pinch hitter.  Tony Abreu’s bat will be nice too. With the Rockies 4th straight loss, the Dodgers are now 5.0 games in the driver’s seat! Cliff Lee Yesterday - 5 IP/10 Hits/6 R – See that [...]

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What Did Colletti Tell Torre?

What Did Colletti Tell Torre?

Rumor has it that after Tuesday’s extra-inning loss, the reporters were not allowed into the Dodger clubhouse for quite some time as Ned Collottimet privately with Joe Torre.   What was said?  Look, Ned could have called Joe or had a beer with him later, but he chose to come to the clubhouse and talk to [...]

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Did We Just Sign Ted Bundy?

Did We Just Sign Ted Bundy?

I have heard that the newest Dodger, Vicente Padillais a really bad guy.  His teammates allegedly hate him and he’s a cancer in the clubhouse.  Hey, it’s starting to sound like he’ll be right at home with Manny Ramirez who has fought with teammates, punched a 65 year-old traveling secretary, failed to hustle on every play and [...]

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Kershaw Bombed!

Kershaw Bombed!

That’s what we think, now that we expect a lot from him, but the fact of the matter is that Clayton Kershaw “getting bombed” means he gave up a few walks and 2 doubles.  He still has a  2.91 ERA and has given up the fewest HR of any starter in baseball.  When Clayton gets [...]

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We Lost The Battle, But Won The War…

We Lost The Battle, But Won The War…

I wanted a sweep, but I’ll take 2 out of 3, especially since Lincecum was pitching yesterday.  But, dag-nab-it, we could have won.  Our bullpen guys were nearly as good as the past Cy  Young Award winner… until Mota!    One other thing – Russ Martin will fight!  So will James McDonald.  I like James McDonald [...]

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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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The Yankees Still Haunt Torre

The Yankees Still Haunt Torre

After last night’s debacle of the pen, the Yankees led by a walk off home run by A-Rod, claimed the best record in baseball from Joe Torre and the Dodgers.   That says it all. I felt early in the game that Billingsley was still favoring his hamstring and did not have his normal “follow-through” during [...]

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Can The Dodgers Ignore Tony Abreu?

Can The Dodgers Ignore Tony Abreu?

It’s been a while, but unless you havn’t checked, Tony Abreu is back… with a vengence! What is a player who is switch-hitter, can play all the infield positions (shoot, probably all the outfield positions), has decent power and above average speed, worth? Tony Abreu (former TOP 5 Dodger Prospect) is back and better than [...]

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Wasted Opportunities – At Bat & On The Mound

Wasted Opportunities – At Bat & On The Mound

The Dodgers had 11 hits but, 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position coupled with 4 twin-killings doomed the dodgers.  We hit, but not when we needed to.  Wasted opportunities was the games’ byline, and finally it was sad to see the wasted opportunity that was James McDonald.   After James McDonald was re-called from [...]

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Just Rants & Raves

Just Rants & Raves

With 94 games down, we have just 68 games to go.  If we just go .500 the rest of the way, we will in 94 games.  No too shabby.  However, I don’t see us dropping off that much.  If we play just 6 games above .500 we will win 100 games and frankly, I would [...]

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