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The Junkyard Dogs are Back!

Last year, when the Dodgers got off to a fast start, it wasn’t like they had a big star, it was just a team effort by a bunch of junkyard dogs.  Last year the junkyard dogs were Luis Cruz, Juan Rivera, Bobby Abreu, Elian Herrera, Adam Kennedy, Mark Ellis, James Loney,  AJ Ellis and others. [...]

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The one guy the Dodgers can’t lose is lost!

Use your eyes – What do you see? I have watched the Hanley Ramirez flop into the seats over and over, and while I can see that he might be battered and bruised, I would be shocked if it is serious.  Unlike Matt Kemp’s ankle, which was nearly turned inside-out, Hanley’s shoulder didn’t seem to [...]

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Six-Step Blueprint for a World Championship

By virtue of an incredible 40+ game stretch, the Dodgers are soundly entrenched in first place in the NL West and it is not likely (barring major injury) that any team can catch them.  However, the real work has just started.  Now, Stan & Ned and Company go to work on the Blueprint for a [...]

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Alan Porter is a Moron

On second thought, I’m not going to waste any bandwidth on such a moron.  Mark Ellis said nothing wrong and Porter should be suspended.  That’s all! Medical Update:  OK, I can walk, but I look like Festus (“Mr. Dillion, Mr. Dillon”).  You youngsters will have to Google that.  It also hurts a lot when I [...]

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The Puig who saved the Dodgers

You can’t help but notice the sheer joy and enthusiasm with which these Dodgers play.  The hitters are confident.  The pitchers are confident and even the fielding is improved.  Yasiel Puig has saved the Dodgers… not matter what happens from here on.  He saved Don Mattingly’s job and probably a few players jobs (in LA), [...]

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The Dodgers will not keep spending

If we have learned anything about Ned Colletti or Guggenheim, we know that they play their cards pretty close to their vests.  On the other hand, the Yankees are a 3-Ring Circus.  Lately, the Yankees have been making a lot of noise about getting their payroll down to the $189 million luxury tax level in [...]

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With Matt Kemp, It’s Not a Lack of Hustle

It’s not surprising that you might think Kemp was not hustling when he injured his ankle.  A player doesn’t always run top speed or slide every time.  While it may have looked like he wasn’t hustling, I believe it is much deeper than that.  I believe it is a lack of concentration and/or focus, and [...]

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The KershawKemp Redemption

Rants & Raves over the Nats vs. Dodgers The fans in DC are exceptional.  If I had rooted for the Dodgers like that in Oakland, I’d be in the morgue right about now. A Nats fans asked me “How old is that guy?  I know he’s older than Uribe.”  “I said why do you think [...]

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Puig isn’t Superman

But he’s pretty good.  Look, did anyone expect him to hit .300, let alone .369 after a slump of several games?  Did you really think he would keep hitting .400+?   It’s really pretty silly to be down on him now that he’s hitting a mere .369.   He’s 22 years old and next to Hanley Ramirez, [...]

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Praying for a National Disaster!

That means I am headed to Washington DC to watch this three game series, hoping that the Dodgers sweep, thus making it a National Disaster.  We have tickets to all three games, so I hope to have some good photos and the latest “scoop.”  I’m sure that Donnie and Ned will want to take me [...]

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It’s baseballs and the fans loss

It’s probably best for Yasiel Puig that he not be in the All-Star Game.  He’s barely 22, from a suppressed country and speaks little English.  To top it off, he’s a multimillionaire.  His head is pretty big right now and probably feels bulletproof. In some ways, he’s like a little kid in a candy store, [...]

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Bullpen Problems? Nope! Puig Arrogant? Maybe!

.500 smells good, but until you are the lead dog, the scenery never changes.  Keep charging! The Dodgers are 15-3 in their last 18 games.  Now is the time to reel off about 10 in a row.  Bury the Rocks. 9 Shutout Innings by the Bullpen.  The Dodgers don’t have any stinking bullpen problems.  Winning [...]

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Everything from Kemp’s shoulder to Uribe’s behind

Kemp’s Shoulder On Matt Kemp’s AC joint pain, I can speak from experience.  It is one of the sharpest, searing pains you can ever have and it literally pops!  Kemp will likely not need the DL, but will have to miss a few games to  let it calm down after the steroid shot (Kemp is [...]

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OK, I just have to say it!

I will be 60 years old in November (I just look young) and for 51 of those years I have been a LA Dodger fan as well as a huge baseball fan.  I have seen a lot of really good players, like Mantle, Musial, Mays, Clemente, Kaline, Killebrew, Yastremski, Aaron, Bonds (puke) and many others. [...]

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Winning cures almost everything!

You sure have to feel a lot better about this team after the last week, but if you are honest with yourself, you still have to have some trepidation.  Here’s why: The clutch hitting is better, but not great.  It took fourteen hits to produce 6 runs.  The Phillies produced 16 runs on 21 hits [...]

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Think about it people!

Games like yesterday build character!  They also give a team confidence.  Hanley Ramirez for MVP? Chase Utley will cost the Dodgers something like Zach Lee, Dee Gordon and Joc Pederson.  Utley will be 35 this year, so I can’t see him being a factor next year.  He’s a DH in the AL for a couple [...]

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It’s a start… isn’t it?

Three is a row.  WOW!  I can’t remember that for a while.  Toronto turned around their horrible season by running off eleven wins in a row.  Certainly the Dodgers are just as capable of the same thing, but can they do it?  They are going to have to start to hit much better than they [...]

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This is Yasiel Puig’s Team

In the Bible book of Isiah it says: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. Jesus Christ said that if you have faith, you can move mountains.  This is Reverend Timmons [...]

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Is there a lesson here?

They lost their best player before the season started and he was never a factor.  They have one player over 27 years old.  Their youngsters have never been here before.  They have a coach that has never coached in the big leagues,and he is young and inexperienced, but he’s a motivator and he believes in [...]

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Right Reasons, Wrong Things

By criticizing some Dodger players the past few days, Don Mattingly has all but admitted that he has lost this team.  He is frustrated as we all are and wants the team to fight, not just play.  That sums up what is wrong with the Dodgers more than anything else.  Donnie said what he said [...]

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