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  • 8 months ago | Dodgers

    Remember all of two years ago when for every Mike Trout mention there was an equal and opposite reaction including the words “Bryce Harper?” Ah, those were quaint times. Today, Angels’ center fielder Trout is almost universally considered the best...

  • 8 months ago | Dodgers

    Twenty-six years is a long time between pennants. Unacceptably long; the longest period without a World Series appearance in Dodgers franchise history. That’s L.A. and Brooklyn. Of course, 1988 was glorious, but there is a large and growing contin...

  • 8 months ago | Dodgers

    Yes, the Dodgers are 2-4 coming out of the All-Star break, and yes, the back of their rotation makes for viewing scarier than The Purge, but don’t buy into whatever “they can’t beat the good teams” chatter you may be hearing. Elementary ...

  • 8 months ago | Dodgers

    It has been stunning to see the number of Adam Wainwright apologists who’ve chimed in since the St. Louis pitcher’s All-Star Game “pipe-shot” controversy Tuesday. Absolutely stunning. We’ve been treated to the trotting out of phrases lik...

  • 9 months ago | Dodgers

    While we can debate Brian Wilson’s suggestion that a beard is “basically the epitome of man" without reaching consensus, L.A.'s eighth-inning reliever is unquestionably right about one thing: There is an “epidemic of beards” in big league baseball...

  • 9 months ago | Dodgers

    While the what-goes-up-must-come-down cliché doesn't always apply to baseball, what do you say we use it in reference to the spinning-their-wheels San Francisco Giants anyway, shall we? The Giants, Reds-faced after losing four straight to C...