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“Kike” Hernandez – And What If His Name Began With An “N”?

LA Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez chooses to use as his preferred nickname a disgusting religious slur, and no one cares. Throughout “polite”, i.e. “white” society, the use of the “N” word is universally vilified, finding a place in today’s … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Kole Calhoun Making Up For Trout Loss

For the last three years plus, the Angels’ Kole Calhoun has been one of the top right fielders in the American League, playing solid defense, hitting for power, driving in runs and averaging in the .270s. As this season began, … Continue reading

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No, Mike, It’s NOT “Just a Freak Thing”

After suffering the first significant injury of his career, a torn thumb ligament that will keep him out of action for as long as two full months, the Angels’ Mike Trout stated that he would continue to slide head-first into … Continue reading

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No, NOBODY Today Can Hit the Ball

Follow up to yesterday’s “Can’t ANYBODY Hit the Ball?“ As rookie Cody Bellinger and second-year man Corey Seager are developing into solid power hitters in the LA Dodgers’ lineup, one thinks back over the past few decades to three other … Continue reading

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Can’t ANYBODY Hit the Ball?

Tonight, the LA Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, two teams each occupying first place in their respective National League divisions, played a robust 12 innings of baseball, 12 innings that saw three runs scored while 42 batters struck out. Before … Continue reading

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The Best Pitcher in the Game?

Not quite one-third of the way through the 2017 major league baseball season, the LA Dodgers clearly have had the most dominant pitching in the National League. The Dodgers lead the NL in lowest ERA, 3.23, a full third of … Continue reading

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Dodgers Key Starters Stepping Up But Toles Injury A Shock

With Kenta Maeda righting his ship with three straight solid performances including last night when he pitched into the ninth inning for the first time his major league career, with Julio Urias more impressive with each outing, with Alex Wood … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Cody Bellinger RBIs in Los Angeles

Note: Today’s Dodgers-Padres game has been rained out Following his late-April call-up to the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger began his major league career by going one-for-ten, with only an infield single over his first three major league games. Batting .100 and … Continue reading

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Three Hours and Counting to the Kentucky Derby

With little more than three hours to the 143rd Run for the Roses, the Churchill Downs track could be sloppy and track bettors have produced a new favorite. Morning line favorite Classic Empire has dropped down with bettors, and at … Continue reading

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