Category Archives: Major League Baseball

Dodgers’, Kershaw’s Path to WS: Keeping Runners Off Base

Through seven playoff games so far this post season, the Dodgers’ pitching staff has done an amazing job keeping opposing batters off base. The Dodgers as a team have hit ten home runs and have scored 37 runs. Opposing teams … Continue reading

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The Vagaries of Managing in the Major Leagues

After another bad season for a struggling Detroit Tigers’ roster, manager Brad Ausmus was fired. Almost immediately his name was among the first mentioned for each major league managerial opening, first with the New York Mets, and then for the … Continue reading

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Big Dodgers’ Issues As the NLCS Begins

Over the years, so much has been made of the underwhelming performances turned in by Clayton Kershaw during the post season. Each year, as the Dodgers proceed to the playoffs with the hopes of a World Series berth, their fate … Continue reading

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The Dodgers’ Spark is BACK!

Anyone watching the Dodgers during the National League Division Series against the previously high-flying and dreaded Arizona Diamondbacks saw something that had been missing from the Dodgers for several weeks, that amorphous, ineffable, ethereal, indescribable something that after weeks and … Continue reading

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Those Pesky American League Awards

Since I gave my ideas about the 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Awards for the National League yesterday, I guess it’s only fair to do the same for that other league: After pitching seven three-hit … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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Dodgers Can’t Solve Philadelphia

So the resurgent LA Dodgers, fresh off taking two of three from Washington and only a game removed from a four-game winning streak, jetted into Philadelphia, with their number one starter, Clayton Kershaw, and their supposed number two, the Whirling … Continue reading

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Downtrodden Philadelphia Teams Stockpiling Talent

For years the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers were the laughingstock of the league, with its record-breaking losing records, culminating with an amazing 10-72 for the 2015-20156 season. But they put that mediocrity to good use with the NBA’s system of rewarding … Continue reading

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Have the Dodgers Regained the “Spark”?

Bringing in questionable players from losing teams, treating September as Spring Training 2.0 for the post season, and a lethargy prompted by just too big a lead over all those other inferior teams lead the Dodgers to a previously unthinkable … Continue reading

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