Archive for September, 2015

Greinke wins prestigious Roy Campanella Award Dodgers right-hander voted 'Most Inspirational Dodger' by teammates and coaches

The Dodgers announced today that right-hander Zack Greinke was named the winner of the 10th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted on by Dodger uniformed personnel, will be presented to Greinke […]

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Kershaw leads Dodgers to third straight NL West title

(Edited September 30 at 11:00 am PT) When you consider that the Dodgers were founded in 1883, have won six World Series titles, 21 National League pennants and 14 National League West Division titles, it’s hard to believe that they have never made it into the postseason three times in a row. …until now. With Tuesday night’s 8-0 […]

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Stay confident Dodger fans – it WILL happen

No one will argue that being swept this past weekend by the last place Colorado Rockies was both embarrassing and humiliating for the Dodgers and their fans. To enter a three-game series with a division-clinching magic number of three and to come out of if still needing two (thanks to a Giants loss) was, in every sense, […]

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Mike Trout makes catch of a lifetime … mine Betts and Pederson also make web gem catches

Having been a baseball fan for six decades and through the magic of television (and now social media), I have been blessed to have seen some incredible home run-robbing catches in my time. And while most of my attention is and will continue to be focused on the Dodgers, seeing the video clip of Angels centerfielder Mike […]

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Dodgers new bullpen motto is working

During a recent one-on-one interview with Dodgers bullpen coach Chuck Crim, he shared a little secret about the Dodgers bullpen – his bullpen – they have adopted a new motto. “Our motto now in the bullpen is ‘Hey, nobody scores – nobody scores,’” said Crim. “I’ve got Avi (Luis Avilan) to the point where I say […]

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Seager’s leg soreness said to be minor Mattingly expects his young star to play this weekend in Colorado

Throughout our lives decisions are often made for or about us that we may not necessarily agree with but are for our own good – at least that’s what we’re told. So when Dodgers manager Don Mattingly opted to finally give Dodgers rookie phenom Corey Seager a day off on Thursday – his first full […]

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Chris Heisey’s confidence and persistence pay off After a season he'd rather forget, Dodgers utility outfield finally hits the mother lode

If you looked up “most unusual baseball transaction of 2015,” you would undoubtedly see a photograph of Dodgers utility outfielder Chris Heisey. In a nutshell, here’s how it would read: Acquired by Dodgers from Reds on December 2, 2014 in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill. Began 2015 season at Triple-A Oklahoma City where he hit .163 with […]

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Have a night, Chase Utley

When Dodgers right-hander and Cy Young award front runner Zack Greinke was a late scratch prior to Wednesday night’s game against the third place Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodger fans weren’t feeling too optimistic – especially after having lost four in a row at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2013. So when veteran second baseman […]

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Baseball world mourns the death of Yogi Berra

About an hour after the first place Dodgers were pounded by the third place Arizona Diamondbacks 8-0, their fourth straight loss at Dodger Stadium that had Dodger fans fuming, word began spreading on Twitter that baseball legend, American war hero and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra had died at the age of 90. And just like that, […]

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Will AGon’s stiff back be a factor in the playoffs?

Anyone who has followed major league baseball for any length of time knows that when you get down to the final few weeks of the season, there isn’t a player on the roster who isn’t beat up to some degree or another. Even guys who are referred to as ‘second-half’ players are dealing with some […]

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