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Inconsistent Dodgers Ready for Cubs Rematch?

After two embarrassing losses to open their series in Colorado, the Dodgers’ came back today to end their two-game losing streak and to beat a lefty for the first time this season, as they eased by the Rockies 10-6 in … Continue reading

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Heyward Rain Delay Speech Mere Hyperbole, Still Worst 2016 Free Agent Signing

On March 9, 2016, I wrote “2016’s Worst Free-Agent Signings” and number one on the list was the absurd signing of and repugnant contract negotiated that brought Jason Heyward to the Chicago Cubs for eight seasons, in exchange for the … Continue reading

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An Anthem of War at US Sporting Events

The playing of the national anthem before US sporting events can be traced back to the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, and an unplanned occurrence that led to the tradition, and now basically … Continue reading

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Padres Steal Opening Day Thunder

On an opening day that saw Chicago Cubs’ fans brought back to earth a bit, it was the team that really is the most improved over last season, the San Diego Padres, that stole the headlines with a deal that … Continue reading

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So Long, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks died today at the age of 83. When I first began following baseball as a compulsion during the late 1950s, when the Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles, Ernie was the best player in the National League, even … Continue reading

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Latest Dodgers’ Rumors Just Crazy: Do Not Dump Greinke For Lester!

So this morning the buzz all over the baseball rumor mills is that the Dodgers are shopping co-ace and former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, in order to position themselves for a winning free agent offer to Jon Lester. This … Continue reading

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Brief Note of the Day – August 3, 2014

Why is it that the Dodgers so often make lousy opposing players look like stars, and I don’t just mean today? But, today they faced the worst starting pitcher in baseball, Edwin Jackson (5-11, 5.79) who had given up 20 … Continue reading

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Cubs Can Match Dodgers in Rating Worst Contracts Ever

I’ve written a lot over the years about some of the horrible contracts that the Dodgers have signed with questionable players, primarily pitchers, who were either too old for the length of the contract, who were too injury prone for … Continue reading

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The Saga of Alfonso Soriano, and Kevin Towers’ Latest Blunder

I’ve never been a fan of Alfonso Soriano. At the beginning of his major league career he was unquestionably the worst defensive second baseman in the game, and in virtually any clutch situation, he could be counted on for a … Continue reading

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