My Top Takeaways from the 2016 Dodgers’ Season

October 24, 2016

2016 has ended for the Dodgers. Every step from here on, is geared toward next year. Improvements are expected, and those will only happen if the organization learns from the previous summer’s battles. Here’s what I learned: 1. This was Adrian Gonzalez ‘s  last hurrah. It was his last chance to make a difference as an everyday player on a World Series team. Although AGone was an iron man at…

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It’s Game 3 at Chavez Ravine, and We Can’t Wait!

October 18, 2016

Pitching, pitching, pitching. That’s what wins ballgames, series’, and ultimately, championships. It’s also what the Dodgers had an abundance of in Game 2 against the Chicago Cubs. Clayton Kershaw retired 14 in a row before giving up a hit, and went on to finish with another excellent two innings. In the eighth, the skipper brought in Kenley Jansen to get the final six outs. And he did. With authority. Every…

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Dodgers Snap Out Of Post-Clinch Trance, Pummel SD 9-4

September 29, 2016

The Washington Nationals have all but sewn up home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs against the Dodgers. At this point, pretty much the last things remaining for the Dodgers to do to close out the 2016 season are, 1. to not get swept by the Padres 2. bury the second place Giants once and for all,  and 3. to tune-up for the playoffs, all while staying healthy….

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First Place Dodgers put Kazmir on the mound

Scott Kazmir
August 17, 2016

Chase Utley returned to Philadelphia yesterday and cracked the liberty bell in grand style belting a two run dinger followed by a grand slam en route to a 15-5 drubbing of the fightin phils.  The Giants also lost 4-3 to the Pirates which propelled the Dodgers to First place in the NL West by a 1/2 game.  The Dodgers are actually playing 500 ball on the road thanks to the victory….

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Can Dodgers end the Pirate Jinx?

Brett Anderson
August 14, 2016

The Dodgers are coming off an 8-4 victory over the Pirates yesterday which hopefully ended the jinx against them.  The game wasn’t without casualities.  Justin Turner didn’t play due to a right hand contusion and Brandon McCarthy exited in the 2nd inning due to a hip issue.  The Dodgers kept pace with the Giants and remain 1 game back in the NL West. Today marks the return of P Brett…

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Don Newcombe No-Show Becomes Wonderful Discovery of Arnold Hano

July 18, 2016

Don Newcombe was inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals last Sunday. Being an ardent fan of the Dodgers, and loving baseball as much as I do, I made it a point to be there. Besides Newcombe, Bo Jackson, and some sportswriter were also being inducted. At least year’s ceremony, I rubbed elbows with my first favorite Dodger, Wes Parker. This time, Bo was on the ticket! And I was…

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Dodgers All Righty Lineup Is All Wrongy. They Lose 6-1

June 25, 2016

The Dodgers lost the first of four games against the Pirates, and sent Kenta Maeda to the mound with orders to begin a new winning streak. Although last night’s game was a loss, the offense did their job in scoring six runs. Among the big questions for tonight:Would the run scoring continue with the “righty” lineup that manager Dave Roberts will use against Jeff Locke, the Pirates’ southpaw pitcher? Will…

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Dodgers Scorch Braves in 4-0 Kershaw Win

June 4, 2016

It was game two of three against the helpless Braves, and the pitcher with the golden arm was taking the mound for the Dodgers. You would be laughed out of Vegas if you tried to bet against Clayton Kershaw in this one, but the ominous clouds wafting over Chavez Ravine, darkened from a wildfire somewhere in Malibu, reminded that anything can happen. 2nd inning Braves They went quickly and Kershaw…

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Dodgers Play Final Game at Turner Field On Getaway Day

Clayton Kershaw
April 21, 2016

The Dodgers finally realized late Wednesday evening that they were in fact playing the Atlanta Braves, one of the worst clubs in the major leagues before they rallied for a 5-3 win in extra innings to even up the three game series at one game apiece. They did fail to get a runner on base against former Dodger Jim Johnson, which is a shameful act but they won. Hey a…

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Old Man Jamey Wright Returns to Dodgers Once Again

Jamey Wright
February 24, 2016

Tis the season for bringing old friends back into the fold. The Dodgers have already signed Joe Blanton for a second stint. Today’s reports indicate the Dodgers are also bringing back former reliever and senior citizen Jamey Wright for a third stint with the club. Ken Gurnick is reporting that Wright has signed with the Dodgers on a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training. Dodgers…

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