1. JC's Dodger Line Drives | April 10: Desert Dehydration for the Blue Crew

    Life was good for the Dodgers. At least it was for two and a half innings that is. A homer to lead off the third by Arizona's Chris Young changed all that...

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  2. JC's Dodger Line Drives | April 9: Snatching Defeat From Jaws of Victory

    Control, or more specifically the lack of control, was the most important element of the final tilt in the four-game season opening series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres...

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  3. Los Angeles Dodgers' Kuroda on DL With Oblique Strain

    Not wanting to take any chances with one of their top starting pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Opening Day starter Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle...

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  4. JC's Dodger Line Drives: Padres Swamped by Chad Billinglsey | April 8

    The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres today, 5-2, behind six innings of mixed work from the Dodgers second ace, Chad Billingsley...

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  5. JC's Dodger Line Drives | April 7: Penthouse to Outhouse, No Waiting

    Greetings Dodger fans and blood enemies, JC here. I'll be trying to string a few thoughts nightly about the finest team in the Majors, the Los Angeles Dodgers...

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  6. JC's Dodger Line Drives | April 6: Out of the Chute and Vanquishing Peavy

    Greetings Dodger fans and blood enemies, JC here. I'll be trying to string a few thoughts nightly about the finest team in the Majors, the Los Angeles Dodgers...

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  7. Manny Ramirez and LA Dodgers Finally Agree on Deal

    Like the photo above, the Dodgers and Manny Ramirez are rounding third and heading for home in their negotiations on a new deal. The parties have agreed on the terms of a new contract, pending a physical exam...

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  8. Los Angeles Dodgers' New Spring Home: Camelback Ranch

    2009 witnesses the Los Angeles Dodgers move from their long time spring home at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fl. Along with Dr. D, another lifetime Dodger fan, I took these photos at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Az...

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  9. Open Mic: Draft Scott Boras Now

    Relax, I'm not talking to you fantasy players. And no, I am not referring to any compulsory military service. Instead, this message is intending for the new guy sitting behind the big desk in Washington, D...

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  10. Los Angeles Dodgers' 2009 Spring Training Expected to Bring Major Changes

    You could say the Los Angeles Dodgers have cut their last tie to their Brooklyn heritage by ending their long association with the city of Vero Beach, FL...

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  11. Open Mic: Steroids and The Bard

    Adrift in a sea of strife, both without and within, I perchance to commune with the noble Bard on this thorny topic. What follows comes from his timeless inspiration, as well as some of my rank perspiration...

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  12. Denis Gauthier Talks While the L.A. Kings Smite the Devils

    The Los Angeles Kings have found a new role for the suspended defenseman, troglodyte, and failed levitator Denis Gauthier: good luck charm...

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  13. Has Manny Ramirez Done His Financial Homework?

    Putting aside all the bile bubbling over from Bostonians, we know a couple of things about Manny Ramirez: He is one of the most feared hitters in baseball. He loves to talk to the media (when he feels like it)...

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  14. If Unable To Land the Manny-Fish, Dodgers May Need To Cut Fresh Bait

    With Manny Ramirez, or more likely his agent Lucifer Boras, running away from the three offers the Dodgers have made while not once giving a counter, we have arrived at that point in ...

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  15. They Call It Super

    Game, contest, conflict, battle same as twenty-odd times before this year yet radically different all the same. Studying, taping, stretching, psyching familiar prep work but the stage ...

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  16. Couple of Thoughts on the NHL All-Star Game Coverage by Versus

    Since I had work to do on Sunday and knew I wouldn't be able to watch all of the NHL All-Star game, I decided to burn a DVD copy to watch later...

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  17. Open Mic: Changing Major League Baseball from the Commissioner's Chair

    The Commissioner of Major League Baseball is charged with regulating the game. Decisions should be in the best interests of the game, sportsmanship, and fair play. Unfortunately, we are not at that place at the present...

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  18. Grading the L.A. Kings at the All-Star Break

    The Los Angeles Kings have arrived at the All-Star break with a better record than last year, but still leaving many wanting for even more improvement...

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  19. Jeff Kent Is Out, Blake DeWitt and Mark Loretta Are In

    The Dodgers officially said goodbye to the retiring Jeff Kent on Jan. 22. It's a bittersweet feeling as Kent has provided many good things to the Dodger squad the last four years after torturing them as a Met, Giant, and Astro...

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  20. Open Mic: Comments and Observations on the Passing of James Bond

    Last week I attended funeral services for Mr. James Bond. Obviously, I am not speaking of the fictional 007 of the British MI6 from the books by Ian Fleming and the various movies featuring Sean Connery, among others...

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  21. Tending to the LA Kings Netminders

    Kings coach Terry Murray has shown a penchant for streakiness in selecting his starting goaltenders during the start of his time as the Los Angeles coach. The first 10 games of the season saw Jason LaBarbera start in the nets...

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  22. Dodgers Should Void Andruw Jones Contract For His Failure To Fulfill It's Terms

    As the United States prepares to celebrate it's Thanksgiving holiday—traditionally with a turkey dinner—and baseball teams work on their budgets and rosters, this would seem the perfect ...

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  23. MLB's Uncle Bud Has Moment of Clarity

    Normal 0 Having tossed plenty of thorns in the direction of baseball’s commissioner, I now face the unusual duty of having to praise Bud Selig for removing (albeit temporally) his head from a tight, dark cavity...

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  24. Tommy Lasorda to Be Honored By Order Of Japanese Emperor

    On December 2nd, the Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will be honored by the Japanese Emperor and receive the Order of the Rising Sun for his contributions to the development of Japanese baseball...

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  25. Dodgers To Keep Major League Staff, Announce Minor League Coaching Assignments

    Soon after Dodger owner Frank McCourt (sadly) confirmed Ned Colletti would return as the team's General Manager, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced they would be retaining the entire coaching staff for 2009...

    J.C. Ayvazi Written by J.C. Ayvazi about over 5 years ago 566 reads 2 comments