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    Stand Up and Yell WOO If You Hate the Wave

    The sun is shining hot and bright on this Southern California day, the sky is a cloudless pale blue. Dodger Stadium is filled to the pavilions with fans. A beach ball bounces lazily around the stadium. If I’m lucky it’ll bop someone in the face who’s on the phone instead of watching the game. That […] More

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    Dodgers Baseball – We’re Living in Blue Heaven

    When Vin Scully retired last year, we Dodger fans knew this year would be different. For most of us Vin was all we’ve ever known and despite a near consensus on believing Joe Davis is the perfect man to step into the booth, we still came into this season with trepidation. What would it be […] More

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    Dodgers Baseball: The Great Distraction

    In 1942, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, baseball season was approaching and the owners didn’t know how to proceed. They were unsure if there was a place for baseball in wartime America. The owners took their concerns to baseball’s first commissioner, Kennesaw Mountain Landis. Kennesaw Landis was famously known as the judge […] More

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    Spring is in the Air – Spring Training Baseball

    As I write this, it’s a chilly Southern California day with rain in the forecast. Much of the nation is still nestled under a blanket of snow. However, in Glendale, Arizona – the home of Camelback Ranch – there’s a hint of Spring in the air. Spring Training baseball, that is. The temps are in […] More

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    Team Loyalty ~ Is That Too Much To Ask?

    There is a bit of Dodgers lore that states, in 1956 when Brooklyn’s Jackie Robinson was traded to the hated New York Giants he chose to retire rather than play for the team’s lifelong rival. I love that story… unfortunately, it’s not true. The true story is less exciting, as Robinson was simply thinking of […] More

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    All That’s Left To Say Is Wait ‘Til Next Year

    Back in the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers, “wait ‘til next year” became the unofficial slogan of the long suffering Dodger fans. They won pennants in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, but would fall to the New York Yankees in the World Series all five times. In 1955, ‘next year’ finally came and the storied “Boys […] More

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    In Kershaw We Trust

    Hey, Dodger fans! Can we please step off the ledge and hold onto hope? Because it’s not over yet, not even close. Believe me, I understand, the last two games have been downright horrible… soul crushing even. Yes, the Cubs took it to the Dodgers, but even more painful – the Dodgers took it to […] More

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    Why Postseason Baseball May Kill You (But Probably Won’t)

    Postseason baseball is a nervous breakdown that lasts nine innings. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece on the glories of September baseball. The thrill we experience as our team battles to clinch a spot in the playoffs. It’s like a wild game of baseball musical chairs. When the music stops you’ve either […] More

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    Why José Fernández’s Passing Hits Close to Home for Dodger Fans

    People often ask me how can you love baseball so much and my simple answer is actually a question, “How can you not?” But, the more in depth answer is found in the tragic death of José Fernández, or more accurately, its aftermath. Last Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, the devastating news […] More

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    Why September Baseball is the Best Baseball

    ***Author’s note: I’d like to send my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to José Fernández’s family, friends, loved ones and all the Marlins family. We at Dodgers Nation mourn your loss, as well as the loss to baseball. Rest in peace, José, gone much too soon. 1992 ~ 2016 As September comes to a close with […] More

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    Vin Scully – Simply the Best (1994-Today) Part 3

    “Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon to you, wherever you may be.” ~Vin Scully Welcome to the third and final part of this three-part series, where we explore a timeline of the history being made on and off the field during Vin Scully’s 67 year tenure. This time period, from 1994 through the […] More

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    Vin Scully – The Big Time (1970-1993) Part 2

    Welcome to part two of this three-part series, where we explore a timeline of the history being made on and off the field during Vin Scully’s 67 year tenure. As we swing into the 1970’s, we find our hero, Vinny, has really hit the big time. Not only is he calling every Dodger game with his trusty […] More

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