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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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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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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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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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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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May 28, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 28, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Finding the negative in a three-game sweep – A Dodgers PR intern from a few years back — and she knows who she is — bestowed upon me the title of Captain of the Negativity Squad. I believe that arose right around the time the Dodgers were going 1-14 coming out of the 2006 All-Star [...]

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May 26, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 26, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

A long day’s journey into early evening  – Greetings from the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Finally arrived at my parents’ home in Fayetteville, Ark., at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning, slept til noon, then spent the rest of the day relaxing, visiting and NOT watching the Dodgers on mlb.tv. By the time I finally did [...]

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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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May 19, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

May 19, 2009 – Tony Jackson’s Blog

Guess they decided Eric Stults’ bad thumb was still too bad for him to pitch, even though he reported improvement in it yesterday after he played long toss. He ended up skipping his regular bullpen altogether because of the injury. The Dodgers still haven’t sent out the usual transcript of Joe Torre’s pregame media session, [...]

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What Now?

I’m not just talking about what the Dodgers will do – I believe that the Dodgers will surprise a lot of people.  We have already seen certain players raise their games and I sometimes things that appear bad on the surface can galvanize a team into becoming even better.  I think something of that sort [...]

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