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A look back at the 2014 Dominican Summer League Dodgers

The Dominican Summer League (DSL), founded in 1985, is a summer league playing all of its games in the Dominican Republic. It is comprised of thirty-six teams in five divisions. Each team is affiliated with a MLB team and bears that team’s name. Five MLB organizations field two teams in the DSL – Mets, Orioles, […]

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Tulsa Oklahoma – Where Dodger Blue meets Driller Blue

On September 17th the Dodgers announced some dramatic moves in the locations of their minor league affiliates. The theme seemed to be “Oklahoma Here We Come,” as their AAA affiliation was moved from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City and their AA affiliation shifted from Chattanooga to Tulsa. Whereas the red of the RedHawks in Oklahoma City […]

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Dodgers trade tradition for practicality in Triple-A move to Oklahoma City

I was surprised but pleased when I learned the Dodgers had moved their AAA farm team from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City. On the one side was the long tradition in Albuquerque first with the Dukes and later with the Isotopes. Dissolving the relationship with the city of Albuquerque after a 44 year affiliation perhaps was […]

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Arizona Fall League – MLB’s ‘Pace of Game’ testing grounds

On Thursday night I was surprised to learn that MLB.com was live streaming some of the games from the Arizona Fall League. With several young Dodger prospects playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs I naturally was pleased to be able to pick up that game. I did so just in time to see top prospect […]

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Great Lakes Loons – The bullpen the Dodgers wish they had

As we perhaps feared with the Dodgers going into the NLDS, there was concern that the bullpen might not be up to the job. It must have been a bit of a nightmare for manager Don Mattingly and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to even consider going to the pen. However, it appears Mattingly does play […]

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It’s ‘Wait ’till next year’ for Chattanooga Lookouts Suns sweep Lookouts in three games to win Southern League Championship

Series Re-cap Game 1 – Suns 5 Lookouts 3 Game 2 – Suns 12 Lookouts 3 Game 3 – Suns 6 Lookouts 1 Tonight the Chattanooga Lookouts had a mountain that seemed too high to climb. They arrived in Jacksonville after a 460 mile drive down 2-0 to the Suns in the Southern League championship […]

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Lookouts fall behind 2-0 in Southern League Finals Chattanooga in 'Win or Go Home' situation

Series Re-cap: Game 1 – Suns 5 – Lookouts 3 Game 2 – Suns 12 – Lookouts 3 Yesterday the Lookouts had one of those games that can either make or break a team. On the one hand the pitchers went 3-2 on countless Suns hitters and wound up walking 10 with four of those […]

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Lookouts drop Game One of Championship Series

The Chattanooga Lookouts have waited a long time. Monday’s victory over the Huntsville Stars marked the first time they have won a playoff series since 1996 when they defeated the Memphis Chicks three games to one. They lost the championship round in 1996 with the Jacksonville Suns also three games to one. This series marks […]

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Lookouts advance to Southern League Championship Series

The Chattanooga Lookouts and Huntsville Stars went head to head in a do or die fifth game this evening for the Northern Division championship of the Southern League. The winner competes in the league championship round against the Jacksonville Suns who captured the Southern Division crown with 9-1 victory today over the the Mobile BayBears. […]

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Lookouts take 2-1 series lead in Southern League playoffs

The Chattanooga Lookouts and Huntsville Stars squared off in the third game of their Southern League play-offs on Saturday. The series was knotted at one game apiece following the first two games in Huntsville. Several members of the Huntsville team will play in the Arizona Fall League including outfielder Tyrone Taylor, first baseman Nick Ramirez, […]

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