Celebration is Over

September 27, 2016

The Dodgers have won the NL West Division.  The celebration happened on Sunday, and now it is over.  We’ve got work to do. It’s time to get ready for the playoffs.  What does that entai…

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Travel Day Thread

August 20, 2015

I’m hoping crash can find some stats and such for the next series.

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In the meantime here is another thread to discuss where you see this ballclub headed in the future???


Dodgers and Reds

August 14, 2015

8/13 – vs Reds. L 3-10
8/14 – vs Reds. W 5-3
8/15 – vs Reds. W 8-3
8/16 – vs Reds. W 2-1


Opening Day is all downhill from here…

March 20, 2015

Camelback Ranch Elevation: 1152 ft, above sea-level
Dodger Stadium Elevation: 267 ft, above sea-level

(Trivia Question) Colorado’s ballpark (5183 ft, above sea-level) stands at the highest elevation in all of MLB. Can you name which ball clubs stadium stands at the second highest elevation?
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We’re on the threshold of being halfway through Spring Training games. There are 16 days left until Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have two off days in-between now and then, coming on Tuesday the 24th, as well as Sunday, April 5th. They have two split squad days left, coming tomorrow (Rangers & Rockies), and again on March 29th (Rangers and Giants). Innings and playing time are getting harder to obtain, and the prospects are mostly in minor league camp now. So, the Arizona limelight is beginning to shine more and more…on the regulars who up until this point, have been working on different aspects of the game than the younger guys. Pitchers are reaching the pinnacle of their arms performance and hitters are gearing up towards pitch recognition and timing, as well getting more time on the field of play itself.
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It won’t be long now till we’re tipping our glass to the sound of “I Love L.A.!”

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If you just can’t control your thoughts & emotions…feel free to display your concerns in the section below…


Counting down to 25

March 14, 2015

The first reassignments of spring have been made, with Chris Anderson, Julio Urias, Ryan Buchter and Josh Ravin being sent to the minor league side today. I believe the Dodgers started with over 60 players in camp, so we still have a way’s to go yet, but the journey towards the 25 man roster has begun.

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I’ve been fortunate enough this spring to of had every minute, of every game on so far in 2015. Although, after a few innings…I end up fully engaged in my daily nap. So, I haven’t seen as much play as I would have liked. I really have nothing knowledgeable to pass along as far as how anyone has looked? Perhaps some of our other commenters can better assess the play to date.

Maybe discuss what you’ve seen from the positive side and the negative side of the youngsters being reassigned??? (No worries though, I just thought we could use a shorter thread)

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62) Julio Urias
61) Chris Anderson
60) Ryan Buchter
59) Josh Ravin

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Just a reminder:

(The blackout restrictions have been lifted during Spring Training when using MLB.tv. Even without a subscription they have one free game of the day. Which is updated around 9am on mlb.com.) I use an HDMI cable attached to my laptop and TV. I have found that as long as I defragment and run my cleaner before the games, it works as well as any other broadcast option. Plus there aren’t any commercials, which is usually how I begin to doze-off. Sometimes I open my eyes when they come back on…and sometimes I just let my subconscious listen in…

This sure beats the hot-stove season spent watching QVC. Yes, I said QVC! One day, the folk’s and I decided to see if they had a boat motor with a functional spinning prop, you know for 5 easy payments cause ours didn’t function any longer…They didn’t!  They did have a slop bucket with a functional spinning mop though…Dang thing is a dream machine, I tell ya’!! Only problem now is the UPS guy wakes me up about twice weekly during my thoroughly planned ballgame nap! I’m trying to train the dog to ignore him, but he hasn’t caught on yet! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!


Would Vinny, Strike Kershaw Out??

February 10, 2015

Just cause I thought it be fun to imagine Vinny on the famed hill against Kershaw.

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Do you consider Vinny to be a Dodger? Or, is this something that should be bestowed on players only?

And if you think of Vinny as a Dodger…would you consider Vinny the Most Valuable Dodger?

I’ve always believed that even fans were considered Dodgers…They call the fan club the Jr. Dodgers… A lot of us started out in the Dodgers fan club…

We ultimately foot the bill…

If the Dodgers could only keep one…and they were asking for donations to even do that…which pile would be bigger???
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Kershaw’s
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Vinny’s

(I think they’re both priceless gems! I also think it’s shameful that greed is keeping them from the the very folks that bestow them so much love…)

Sorry Kersh…

My money say’s, “Vinny gets you with two soap bubbles and a Butera heater!!”


What Will the Dodgers September Song Be???

September 1, 2014

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The song to this point has been somewhat slow…
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkB_d0oFAaM
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Oh, it’s a long long while
From May to December

[February to October/November???]

But the days grow short
When you reach September

When the autumn weather
Turns leaves to flame

[Will 2014 burn like an ever glowing star, or become just more embers of a season that’s been charred???]

One hasn’t got time
For the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down
To a precious few
September, November
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The team has played well enough to find themselves sitting a top the N.L. West, on this first day in September. They have managed to improve upon the early season errors and overall lack of good fundamentals. Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw have given us two no-hitters that will forever be looked upon as bright spots. Matt Kemp has turned a frustrating few years, back into one of potential. Puig has maintained a nice line across the board in his sophomore season. We have a guy in Gordon who has pleasantly and somewhat quietly taken over and improved upon the lead-off spot and second base position. Kenley Jansen has been for the most part all business when given the chance.

And these few precious days
I’ll spend with you
These precious days
I’ll spend with you
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As far as I can tell, everyone on this blog, that was here in [was it late February] when Boy’s embarked upon 2014… Is still around as we head into the final stretch. Over 3 million fans  have shown up to watch the team in person. Season ticket sales were up across the board, so much so, that after closing down sales, the Dodgers then re-opened ”said sales”, even if at a higher premium than before. The faithful have even endured a season in which the beloved Vin Scully has only been view-able to a select few. A season in which he announced his intentions to return in 2015.
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I don’t know what the Dodgers September song will be???

I do hope it will be one with an upbeat tempo…I do hope it will be a prelude to an October chart buster…I hold out hope that the September Song will showcase the talents of Kemp, Hanley, Gonzo, Puig, Uribe and yes, even Ethier lighting up the billboard. I trust that Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu will give the teams song a solid foundation on which to perform.

The team has one road trip remaining. Which takes them through San Francisco, Colorado and Wrigley Field in Chicago. Meaning, whatever song the team decides to sing…the majority of it will be sung in front of the hardworking, and loyal fan-base, in what once was referred to as DodgerLand..

It sure would be nice to see the Boy’s put together something that has us all humming the same tune… A tune that will forever stick in the minds and blue-bleeding hearts of us all…

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Cue the music… It begins tonight, with the energetic Nationals arriving for the show…

[sound-check/gut-check…1-2-3-4…]