L.A. Dodgers: Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and the 5 Reasons 2012 Is L.A.'s Year

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L.A. Dodgers: Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and the 5 Reasons 2012 Is L.A.'s Year
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The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't been to the World Series since 1988, when they defeated the Oakland A's.  I believe that streak of 24 years without a World Series appearance ends in 2012, as the Dodgers have what it takes to not only make the Series, but possibly win it.  

The last time the Dodgers were seen in the World Series, the iconic image of Kirk Gibson pumping his fist as he hobbled around the bases after hitting a walk-off home run was etched into the memories of Dodger fans to be remembered forever.

But that was then and this is now.

Now, the Dodgers are coming off one of the worst ownership eras in the history of the league.  Now, the Dodgers boast a major-league leading 32-16 record and field an extremely talented team that includes reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and should-have-been-MVP Matt Kemp.  

Now, the Dodgers are the best team in baseball.   

With that in mind, here are my five reasons why the L.A. Dodgers will make the 2012 World Series 

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