The past two regular seasons for the Dodgers had nearly identical arcs- slow starts lasting well into June, before giving way to strong finishes en route to NL West division titles. We’re still a long way from what can even be considered a possible turning point, so to start making declarative statements about this season is very [...]
It’s hard for me not to feel kind of bad for Andre Ethier. Don’t get me wrong- relative to most everyone else, he’s got it pretty good. He’s been able to live a childhood dream that millions can ONLY dream of. And speaking of millions, his family shouldn’t have to worry about paying bills for [...]
With the San Diego Padres visiting Dodger Stadium for the first three games of the season, we figured there’d be a lot of disgruntled fans, angry about “their” guy playing for the other side. We just didn’t figure that guy would be Adrian Gonzalez! It has been a while since “A-Gon” played for his hometown [...]Continue Reading →
An Offseason Review and In-Season Preview of the 2015 Dodgers As we get ready for the start of Vin Scully’s 66th season behind the microphone, this would normally be the part where I say something about how quickly the offseason went by. But for the Los Angeles Dodgers, last season mine as well have been a lifetime [...]Continue Reading →
Jerry Seinfeld once said something to the effect that being a fan of a sports team is basically rooting for laundry. While there’s definitely something to that, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are taking that theory to the extreme. Just how far will Dodger fans go to support their team, now that it’s not very [...]Continue Reading →
As complimentary as this blog’s previous post was towards Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ new, forward thinking President of Baseball Operations, it was largely for making analytics a part of the front office WITHOUT engaging in Billy Beane-style destruction of Major League rosters. Even after hiring one of Beane’s top lieutenants, Farhan Zaidi, the new front [...]Continue Reading →
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