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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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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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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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Darvish Gets to End Dodgers’ Winning Streak at One

After last night’s resounding thrashing of the San Francisco Giants that ended the team’s 11-game losing streak, the Dodgers take a solid one-game winning streak into tonight’s game, which will feature Giants’ lefty Matt Moore (5-13, 5.31 ERA) facing off … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke….. Don’t Mess Around

Losers of four in a row and six of their last ten games, it seems that there has been something missing, a spark that pervasively infected the Dodgers that made a dream become a reality, where every game was a … Continue reading

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More on the Folly of the Darvish Trade

The thought of Yu Darvish, a declining, over-rated barely .500 pitcher possibly replacing Kenta Maeda in the Dodgers’ starting rotation is very depressing. As I wrote after the trade, giving up power hitting Willie Calhoun, who strikes out just about … Continue reading

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Suddenly Need Pitching? NOT Jose Quintana

How quickly fortunes change in baseball. It seems like it was just hours ago when the Dodgers were rich in starting pitching, with manager Dave Roberts juggling seven starters by putting healthy pitchers on the ten-day disabled list here and … 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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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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