Archive for August, 2016

Baez move absolutely had to be made

Mention the name “Pedro Baez” while in the company of Dodger fans and two things will probably happen. First, all conversation will immediate stop; and second, every eye will immediately be upon you … and not in a good way. There isn’t a reliever on the Dodgers 40-man roster whose mere mention brings out more emotion – […]

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Dodgers to give away Vin Scully commemorative coin

The Dodgers have announced that the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Saturday, September 24 (6:10 pm vs. COL) will receive a limited edition Vin Scully  commemorative coin. Scully is in his 67th and final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers. The Hall of Famer’s 67 years of consecutive service with the Dodger organization is the […]

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Quakes ‘Control their own Destiny’ Three-game series vs. JetHawks likely to determine Cal League South second-half winners

When the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes won the 2015 California League Championship last September it was the first time they had done so since becoming the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate in 2011 and they did so in grand fashion by sweeping the ever-powerful San Jose Giants in three games. But as happens even spring, they began […]

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Cubs mental error gives Dodgers 1-0 win

So many things went right for the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon that led to their exciting 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. There was, of course, the brilliant pitching performance by Dodgers rookie right-hander Brock Stewart, who allow no runs and only two hits to the best team in all of baseball while walking two […]

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Ethier’s return could happen sooner than you think

With so much attention being given to the (hopeful) pending return of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and fellow starters Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson, it comes as no surprise that the recovery and rehabilitation of another Dodger player has, for the most part, gone completely under the radar of many Dodger fans. That player is 34-year-old veteran […]

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Utley shows us again why he is ‘The Man

When all was said and done the Dodgers lost to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night – period. That’s the bottom line and what really matters. It does no good to seek out someone to blame; not Kenley Jansen, who became the new all-time strikeout leader in franchise history for a reliever with his 605th […]

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Down on the Farm – The new kids on the block

In the past two weeks the Dodgers have continued to search for and sign minor league players – especially pitchers – from independent leagues or as undrafted free agents.   Roy Merritt The 30-year- old Merritt was signed by the Dodgers on August 24. He had been having a stellar season with the Sugar Land […]

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Loons Pitchers strike out 18 TinCaps

The Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League are in a stretch run for a playoff berth. They are presently in a life and death struggle with the Lansing Lugnuts and lead the Lugnuts by one full game in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division of the league. The […]

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As if 2016 wasn’t already tough enough for Dodger fans

I’m not going to elaborate on the intricacies of the A.J. Ellis for Carlos Ruiz trade because you can find those anywhere right now (not to mention that it just plain hurts too much). But I thought it both appropriate and important to share this A.J. Ellis quote from his just-concluded farewell interview in the Dodgers […]

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Dodger Stadium to host WBC semi-finals and final Events to take place on March 20-22, 2017

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the North American venues and pools for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will be played at sites around the world in March. Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will once again host the tournament semi-finals and final from March 20-22.  This will mark the second […]

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