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Clayton Kershaw Interview & Tony Jackson Update

Clayton Kershaw Interview & Tony Jackson Update

ESPN Los Angeles has a good interview with Clayton Kershaw today.  Here’s the transcript: ESPN Los Angeles By the way, this is Tony Jackson’s new home: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/columns/archive?name=tony-jackson It’s good to see him back on the beat! ESPN Los Angeles has lots of good stuff – I’ll have a link to it on the home page [...]

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Congratulations Tony Jackson

Congratulations Tony Jackson

Just texted with Tony Jackson – he was hired by the new ESPN LA Network.  It couldn’t have happened to a better guy.  Tony is as good as they come. I can say “I knew him when…”

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12-06-09 Winter Meetings Report

12-06-09 Winter Meetings Report

From the Dodgers: The new EspnLosAngeles.com network has interviewed 3 former and current Dodger “beat writers” for the job:  Dylan Hernandez (LA Times), Tony Jackson (formerly of the Daily News), and Ken Gurnick (Dodgers.com) – we should know who they hire in a day or two.  My money is on Tony Jackson! Dennis Mannion is [...]

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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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What’s The Best Pitch In Baseball?

What’s The Best Pitch In Baseball?

The fastball – scorching hot fastball, right?  Wrong! Well then, it’s the 12-6 big curve-ball?  Not even close! Oh, it’s the cutter.   NO!  Slider?  No!  Split-fingered fastball?  Nope! It must be the knuckle-ball.  No, you knucklehead!  … or that knuckle-curve, or slurve, yeah that’s it, right?   WRONG! It’s the change-up!  Well, that’s no so sexy!

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This Year Has Been Rough…

This Year Has Been Rough…

On Wednesday my brother and I made the trek to Greenville, Ohio to bury another uncle.  This is the third time in about 6 months that we have been there to bury our aunts and uncles – all were over 94 years old.   My bother and I are the last of the Mohicians. In February, [...]

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A hero here, a hero there, everywhere a hero

A hero here, a hero there, everywhere a hero

June 7, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog – OK, that guy some of you are so fond of calling Mr. Softee, or whatever, came up big again, his second walkoff hit in less than 24 hours. But Ethier’s heroics aside, don’t overlook Cory Wade. He might have been the real hero of this one. He [...]

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The ghosts come out again

The ghosts come out again

June 6, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog –  Missed most of the game tonight because I was at the gym — when you’re unemployed, you have time to do things like that — and I caught up with it just as James Loney was drawing that critical, seven-pitch walk in the ninth inning, which I [...]

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Eric Milton Tries To Remain Perfect

Eric Milton Tries To Remain Perfect

Game Time – June 5, 2009 He’s 2-0.  That’s pretty perfect isn’t it? Tonight’s lineup yields no surprises:

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Score runs much?

Score runs much?

June 5, 2009 -Tony Jackson’s Blog – The boys got taken to school tonight by Cole Hamels, a complete-game shutout in 97 pitches. Ordinarily, I might say shake it off, it’s a complete-game shutout by Cole Hamels, it happens. But has anyone noticed that on this homestand, the Dodgers have scored runs in four of [...]

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Who Sould Be The All-Star Catcher?

Who Sould Be The All-Star Catcher?

Here are their stats: Player BA OB% 2B 3B HR RBI SB E PB 1. Yadier Molina .263 .346 4 1 3 17 3 1 2 2. Jason Kendall .207 .305 6 1 0 17 0 4 2 3. Ivan Rodriguez .266 .305 7 2 5 23 0 0 3 4. Brian McCann .302 .406 [...]

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June 4, 2009 – Kershaw vs. Phillies & An Important Announcement

June 4, 2009 – Kershaw vs. Phillies & An Important Announcement

Will the extra rest help Clayton Kershaw pitch better or make him want to throw every pitch 150 MPH?   We shall find out soon. Tonight’s Lineup: Pierre, LF Furcal, SS Hudson, 2B Blake, 3B Loney, 1B Martin, C Ethier, RF Kemp, CF Kershaw, P

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The two faces of Chad Billingsley

The two faces of Chad Billingsley

June 4, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog -  Chad Billingsley walked four batters, constantly flirted with danger and threw 111 pitches through six innings. He was good — good enough to get the win, anyway — but it is that tendency to nibble that has plagued him since the day he arrived in the major leagues, [...]

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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 – Gametime – Billlingsley on the Mound

June 3, 2009 – Gametime – Billlingsley on the Mound

Lineup: Pierre, LF Furcal, SS Loney, 1B Blake, 3B

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That Claudio Vargas update you’ve been dying for

That Claudio Vargas update you’ve been dying for

June 3, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog  - He made his first rehab appearance for high Single-A Inland Empire last night (that’s in San Bernardino, by the way). He pitched one scoreless inning and struck out one batter. There you have it.

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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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Never leave a Dodgers game early

Never leave a Dodgers game early

June 3, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog  – Watching the Dodgers these days reminds me an awful lot of watching those New York Yankees teams that Joe Torre used to manage. Granted, the Dodgers don’t have four World Series rings, or even one (yet) for that matter. But they approach the game almost exactly the [...]

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June 2, 2009 Minor League Report

June 2, 2009 Minor League Report

June 2, 2009 Great Lakes Loons – Low A Kyle Russell hit his 14th HR and Devaris Gordon sole his 29th base as the Loons won 8-7.  Russell was 2-4 with 2 RBI (he has 42), and also hit his 13th double.  Javy Guerra pitched the final inning to notch his 13th save (1.82 ERA).

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June 1, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

June 1, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Dodgers head home with a series split and a 5-2 trip – Oh, and an opposing manager’s stuffed head to hang above the fireplace. The Dodgers swept Clint Hurdle right out of a job. Sorry about the inconsistency of posts the past few days. Figured I would let Mark take center stage while he was [...]

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