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Rube Walker – Father of the 5-man rotation

I began following the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1952. As often mentioned, I was captured by the voice of Vin Scully when by chance I turned the dial of my radio and picked up a Dodger broadcast out of Brooklyn. Duke Snider sealed the deal with a home run that evening. For me […]

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Maddux and Ibanez hiring more than just a PR thing

When a team brings a former player back into the fold it is often done as a feel-good, public relations move – especially if that former player was once endeared by fans. I mean really, how are guys in their 60s, 70s and even 80s really going to teach today’s Millennials anything, right? Now this certainly isn’t […]

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Dodger fans hoping history will repeat itself

The last time the Dodgers won a World Series they had guys named Gibson, Hershiser, Sax, Scioscia, Guerrero, Howell (two, in fact), Hatcher, Shelby and Leary (among others) on their roster. They also had a rookie named Hefley. No, not on the field but rather at the keyboard of the Dodger Stadium organ. Yes, the last […]

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Happy 82nd Birthday to Hank Aaron – one of the greatest to ever play the game

It would be impossible to even try to list all of the accomplishments of Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron without forgetting some of them – not to mention the fact that it would take a great deal of time and space to do. But when it comes to remembering Aaron’s birthday – especially during what is now officially Black History Month in […]

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Kershaw may be onto something here

During last Saturday’s FanFest event, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw told reporters something that may have gone over a few heads. It had to do with the loss of co-ace Zack Greinke to the division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks and the efforts of Dodgers president of baseball operation Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi to replace him. “Zack […]

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Howie Kendrick – Done Deal

The Dodgers have announced that the rumored signing of infielder Howie Kendrick is now official. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the deal is a two-year/$20 million contract that is differed, with the 32-year-old Jacksonville, Florida native receiving $5 million per year over the next four years. In his first year with the Dodgers in 2015, Kendrick […]

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Ibanez brings treasure trove of experience to Dodgers staff

On Tuesday the Dodgers announced that they have hired Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year veteran Raul Ibanez as special assistants to Andrew Friedman in the team’s front office. The team indicated that Maddux and Ibanez will help Friedman, who is president of baseball operations, while also working in scouting, player development and […]

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Dodgers all on same page over depth and division rivals

It was as if they all got together beforehand and read from the same script. During Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium, nearly every Dodger player interviewed by the media after their respective stage appearances said they same thing about the depth of their team and even about acquisitions made by their division rivals. Adrian Gonzalez: […]

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Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez join Dodgers front office

The Dodgers have hired Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and 19-year big league veteran Raul Ibañez as Special Assistants to the Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and the team’s Baseball Operations Department. In their roles, Maddux and Ibañez will assist in all aspects of baseball operations, including scouting, player development and working with the […]

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Dave Roberts wants clean slate with Yasiel Puig

After two months of waiting and wondering when it would happen, new Dodgers manager Dave Roberts finally met with outfielder Yasiel Puig for the first time on Saturday morning at the team’s annual FanFest event at Dodger Stadium. “I actually had a good sit-down with him,” Roberts said. “It was refreshing for me to get face-to-face with […]

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