Archive for April, 2017

Did anything happen at the Ravine last night? Back-to-back-to-back jacks spur improbable Dodgers come-from-behind 6-5win over Phillies

On Saturday night, a crowd of 53,110 packed themselves into Dodger Stadium … on paper, that is. Truth be told, a good percentage of that sellout crowd – the second of the new season for the Dodgers – had bought their tickets and showed up at The Ravine solely to get their Corey Seager bobblehead and then […]

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Heads-up play by newest Dodger shows wisdom beyond his years In only his fourth MLB game Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger knows how to beat the shift

It’s one of those things that will be completely forgotten by the end of the season. In fact, it may already be forgotten by many already. But you can bet the farm that it won’t be forgotten by Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco or Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, or by the dozens of advanced scouts in […]

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It’s time to call up O’Koyea Dickson

The Dodgers have played exactly 23 games thus far in the 2017 season. And while there are many who buy into that “It’s still early” thing (of which I do not), 23 games out of a 162-game season represents 14.2 percent of the entire regular season. In other words, the Dodgers are 10 games away from […]

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Seager’s mammoth home run revised to a mere 446 feet

Baseball fans take their home runs very seriously, especially when hit by a member of their favorite team. In fact, the popular mantra used by today’s millennials for home runs is “Chicks Dig the Long Ball.” So when Dodgers shortstop and 2016 National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager hit his monster home run […]

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Oh that swing Dodgers number one prospect Cody Bellinger makes his MLB in 2-1 win over the Giants

In the interest of full disclosure let’s get this out of the way right up front. I’m going to violate one of the golden rules of journalism. This story is about me. …well, sort of. Let us travel back in time to June 6, 2013. In the fourth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player […]

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Quakes catcher Will Smith receives endorsement from excellent source

Fans who attended (or listened to) last Friday night’s Advanced Single-A game between the Dodgers affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Angels affiliate Inland Empire 66ers not only got to witness (or hear) an extremely exciting and well-played game, they also got a glimpse at who the Dodgers’ future catcher might be. Although the first place […]

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Versatility – The key to success in the Dodgers Organization

On Saturday, April 21, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate – took on the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). The game was an offensive display from Quakes in which they put up seven total runs, three of them by way of the long ball. Aside from the power showcase, Quakes manager Drew […]

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Time to stomp on their throats

Baseball can be a brutal game. Take Friday night, for example. The Dodgers managed to pull to within a run of the NL West second place Arizona Diamondbacks only the see their up-to-that-point stellar bullpen completely implode when they collectively allowed 13 Dbacks hitters to come to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning, […]

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Walker Buehler’s ‘Tale of Two Different Games’

You know how when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw does really really good in a game and then during his postgame interview he says that he sucked, even though he didn’t suck at all but he is his own toughest critic? Well get ready for another one of those guys. On Friday night, Dodgers 2015 first […]

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Another side to Justin Turner

  *  *  *  UPDATED April 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm PT  *  *  * It’s one of those things that happens at nearly ever Dodgers home game. But unless you are actually looking for it, you will probably miss it – kind of like when the umpires used to show their respect to Hall […]

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