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Arizona League Dodgers toss a combined No-hitter

The Arizona League Dodgers ended their 2014 season with a bang on Thursday – with a rare no-hitter. It is rare because of the youth on the AZL teams and also because it was accomplished by four pitchers. A personal favorite of mine, Jairo Pacheco, who had a slow start to his season after being […]

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August 28, 1945 – A monumental date in history

On this date in 1945, Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey held his famous three-hour meeting with Jackie Robinson. It was the meeting in which Rickey attempted to incite the 26-year-old future Hall of Famer, which he succeeded in doing – although only verbally. Rickey asked Robinson if he could face the racial animus that he […]

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Down on the Farm – Playoff chase update

Ogden Raptors The Rookie League Raptors are one half game up on the second place Grand Junction Rockies after taking a double header from the Rockies yesterday. The first game was the completion of the rain delayed game from Tuesday, August 26. The Raptors have won eight of their last ten games, seven of them […]

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Without Vin Scully there might not have been a Dodger Stadium

During last Sunday’s game at Dodger Stadium between the Dodgers and the New York Mets, the Dodgers surpassed the three-million mark in attendance for the 18th time in the last 19 seasons and the 28th time since the franchise moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958. And while Dodger fans still marvel at the incredible beauty of […]

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Defensive Indifference or Defensive Ignorance?

Quick – How many times have the Dodgers allowed a runner on first base to take second base on Defensive Indifference this season? Don’t know? Okay, here’s an easier one. How many times has the base runner that the Dodgers gave Defensive Indifference to come around to score this season? Can’t find the answer? Of […]

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2014 Arizona Fall League preliminary rosters announced Four Dodgers prospects named to Glendale Desert Dogs roster

It’s the day that true die-hard minor league baseball fans have been waiting for – the day that the 30 MLB teams announce who will represent their respective franchises in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (AFL), which begins play on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Representing the Dodgers for the second year in a row is […]

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Is Jose De Leon the next Clayton Kershaw?

There is a buzz beginning to circulate among baseball fans who diligently follow the Dodgers minor league teams. No, it’s not the buzz about ‘The Untouchable Three’ (Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias), it’s a buzz about a 22-year-old right-hander named Jose De Leon who the Dodgers selected in the 24th round of the 2013 […]

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AGon continues to carry Dodgers towards postseason Dodgers first baseman's consistency remains key to team's success

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has said it time and again. “Adrian [Gonzalez] is our most consistent guy day in and day out,” and the numbers back this up. In his second full-season with the Dodgers, Gonzalez is within 17 points of his career .292 batting average, is within five home runs of his 23 per […]

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Mattingly running out of things to say about Kershaw

On June 24, 1955, a 19-year-old left-hander by the name of Sanford Koufax made his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and for the first six years of his career he was… well, not very good. In fact, from 1955 through 1960, Koufax posted a 36-40 record with a mediocre 4.08 ERA and a 1.425 WHIP. […]

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Is Matt Campbell the next Paco Rodriguez?

The game of baseball has been around as America’s favorite pastime for 169 years. During that time there have been many changes to Alexander Cartwright’s game. In my 62 years as a Dodger fan there has been the inclusion of the DH in the American League, the increased use of Sabermetrics – of which I […]

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