Ohtani Intrigue a Welcome Reminder of Dodgers’ Biggest Rivalries


One pleasantly unexpected development in Los Angeles Dodgers world last week was the high and hard shade thrown by Our Guys towards the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani.

You know, Shohei Ohtani—the rookie pitcher who can’t hold the Tijuana Toros to under six runs in four innings. The guy who was supposed to be the new Babe Ruth.

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The 2017 Dodgers Are Setting a New Standard for the National League West


For as long as I can remember, the Dodgers and the Giants have been fighting for first place in the National League West. I’ve grown up with the certainty that as good as the Dodgers are, the Giants will always be close behind, but that is simply no longer true. The 2017 Dodgers have proven that they are the team to beat not only in the West but all of baseball.

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Dodgers Return Home to Host Phillies, Giants

(Mandatory Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

For their third homestand of the season, the Dodgers return to Los Angeles and will take on the Phillies for a three-game set beginning at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, while hosting the Giants for another three-game series starting on Monday. The set against San Francisco will be highlighted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully being inducted into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor on Wednesday. Scully will be on-hand for a very special pre-game ceremony before the contest, and fans are encouraged to arrive early as a large crowd is expected.

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Dodgers Will Open 2016 Playoffs on Road Against Nationals


After finishing up the final series of the regular season on the road in San Francisco this weekend, the Dodgers will have four full days to strategize and prepare before opening the 2016 postseason on Friday, October 7 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Chances Are

“Guess you feel you’ll always be the one and only one for me
And if you think you could
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good”

~Johnny Mathis


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Seventy-Six Trombones


(Author’s note — I know that “Seventy Six Trombones” seems like an odd title for a post about baseball and clinching a division title.  It’s actually a nod to Vin Scully‘s favorite musical, The Music Man.  My friend Ron Ramos sent me a link to this article, which I had never read before, and this is my favorite quote from it: “One of my favorites, and I love so many, has to be ‘The Music Man,’ because it combines so many things about living in a small town, the barbershop harmony, the beautiful love songs … it has everything. I loved the play as well as the musical…..I guess my philosophy has always been to play something up-beat, a musical, while I’m driving to the park. Anything that’s full of beans, peppy. I like to get out of the car singing that last song.”  And I don’t know about you, but I adore the thought of Vin humming and bouncing along to “Seventy Six Trombones” as he heads in the stadium.)

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