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Well for a while, it looked like vengeance WOULD be the story of the day.  Adam Wainwright hitting Yasiel Puig- intentionally or unintentionally, it no longer matters to most Dodger players and fans- woke the team up, in a way that seemed like a nice story that wrote itself.  No longer would the Dodgers allow [...]

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During a post-season (or pre-postseason) rally at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Tommy Lasorda gave one of  his trademark rah-rah speeches, punctuated with a few words that had some taken aback, even by his bombastic standards.  He finished by saying how we wanted to see the championship banner flown out in centerfield, so he can be [...]

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Thankfully, this post does NOT apply to the 2014 Dodgers, who will be off the grid until the “real” playoffs begin on Friday.  However, for those still hang wringing about how adding a second wildcard further diminishes the “integrity of the game”, this post is for you. Before making my case, in the interest of [...]

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The most remarkable thing about this now completed regular season is how few remarkable things actually happened- no ninth inning comebacks, no grand slams, no unseemly winning streaks…or losing steaks, for that matter.   In a few ways, it was similar to last year- a substandard start, prompting a frustrated manager to call out his team, [...]

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