Archive for May, 2014

The generosity of Dennis Gilbert never ends

Anyone who has ever watched a Dodgers home game on television has seen Dennis Gilbert. He is arguably the most recognizable man behind home plate since famed Dodgers scout Mike Brito and his famous Panama hat. He sits in what is unarguably the best seat in the house in the front row directly behind home […]

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Beckett makes a run at baseball’s most impossible record

If someone were to ask you what baseball’s most impossible record is, what would your answer be? Would it be Barry Bonds’ 762 career home runs? Would it be his 73 home runs in a single season? Would it be Pete Rose’s 4,256 hits? Would it be Ricky Henderson’s 1,406 career stolen bases? All of […]

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Dodgers fireballer Chris Withrow joins Tommy John list

It is being widely report this morning that hard-throwing Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow and will require Tommy John surgery. During last night’s post-game interview, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly eluded to the fact that Withrow had suffered an injury but would not reveal what it was. […]

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One pitch dooms Kershaw… again

One of the rarely talked about things when you are the staff ace on a major league baseball team is that often times your opponent is the staff ace of their team as well. Granted this isn’t always the case but it certainly is most of the time – it’s just the way that pitching rotations are normally […]

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Will Beckett’s no-hitter be the turning point for the Dodgers?

Dodger fans waiting patiently for their beloved Dodgers to go on another 42-8 run this season need to come to grips with the realization that such a run will, in all likelihood, never happen again. That historic run, which began almost a year ago, was the first time that a team had done so in 71 […]

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Beckett named National League Co-Player of the Week

Dodger starting pitcher Josh Beckett was named National League Co-Player of the Week for the period ending May 25, along with Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. This marks the second consecutive week that a Dodger player has earned the honor, following Yasiel Puig’s selection last week. On Sunday, Beckett threw the first no-hitter […]

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Josh Beckett’s unusual superstition

By now every Dodger (and baseball) fan is well aware that Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark in the city of brotherly love. It was the first no-hitter of 2014 and the first Dodger no-hitter since Hideo Nomo’s on September 17, 1995 against the […]

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Chuck Connors – Rifle Arm turned Rifleman

Many can identify Chuck Connors as the “The Rifleman” but perhaps not nearly as many know he was once a Dodger and always remained a Dodger in his heart. Chuck Connors, christened Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors, was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 10, 1921. His parents of Irish descent, Allan and Marcella Connors, had […]

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Beckett gives Dodger fans a ‘Where were you when…’ moment

Throughout our lifetimes we all experience several “Where were you when…” moments – moments so monumental that we will always remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when they occurred for the rest of our lives. In most cases these moments involve science, politics, religion and unfortunately tragic events; but many others are individual […]

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Thanks Miguel, thanks a lot

Dodger fans who have been following the progress of Cuban shortstop-turned-second baseman Alex Guerrero at Triple-A Albuquerque are well aware that he was absolutely tearing it up with the Isotopes. In his last 10 games Guerrero hit .415, had an OBP of .419 and a SLG of .951 for a Puig-like OPS of 1.370. He hit […]

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