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Old 06-04-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: California
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Long time Dodger fan here. Went to my first game at Dodger Stadium around 1970. I used to go a lot in the 1980s when it was cheap and I only had to pay for me. Now I have a family of six and going to a game is too expensive. We live a lot closer to the Angels too.

I went to high school with Vin Scully's late son Mike.

Biggest disappointment was the stadium looking so commercialized. Back in the 1970s and 1980s there were only two 76 balls on the scoreboards and two on the infield scoreboards. That's it.

The reason being is because Union Oil helped finance the construction of Dodger Stadium. The agreement was that the 76 logo was to be the only form of advertisement visible from the playing field.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: California
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Yasiel Puig is going to be a bonifide superstar!! Did anyone see the throw he made from the warning track to first base for the final out in last nights game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium? Never mind the fact he went 2 for 4 at the plate in his major league debut.

I think the Dodger may have to consider trading Andre Ethier to make room for him.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Yasiel Puig is going to be a bonifide superstar!! Did anyone see the throw he made from the warning track to first base for the final out in last nights game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium? Never mind the fact he went 2 for 4 at the plate in his major league debut.

I think the Dodger may have to consider trading Andre Ethier to make room for him.
. . . and has a couple more amazing days since. In Spring Training, no one really thought Puig could keep hitting like he was. Now he's doing the same thing. Surely he won't hit like this for the rest of the season, but it is fun now. (But wait - that's what we said during ST.)

I'd like to see Kemp healthy and playing better before they trade Ethier. Neither is hitting as well as he should, and I'd hate to see the wrong one go.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: California
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. . . and has a couple more amazing days since. In Spring Training, no one really thought Puig could keep hitting like he was. Now he's doing the same thing. Surely he won't hit like this for the rest of the season, but it is fun now. (But wait - that's what we said during ST.)

I'd like to see Kemp healthy and playing better before they trade Ethier. Neither is hitting as well as he should, and I'd hate to see the wrong one go.
Kemp has the better upside, he is faster, the better arm, and has more power. Kemp will return to his old self soon.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Yasiel Puig is going to be a bonifide superstar!! Did anyone see the throw he made from the warning track to first base for the final out in last nights game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium? Never mind the fact he went 2 for 4 at the plate in his major league debut.
Puig looks like the real deal. His start reminds me of DiMaggio's in 1936.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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Dodgers' infield of the 1970s had a lasting impact - latimes.com

Good article in LA Times about Dodgers infield of the 70's
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think it’s about damn time this thread got started this year. Especially considering the fact that we have one of the most, if not the most, loyal fan base in baseball.
Especially now, a few days after the brawl in San Diego leaving Greinke out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured collar bone.

My observations on this.
It sucks to see Greinke on the DL so early in the season. Especially considering the fact that it looked like he was on a start to a great year. He and Kershaw as our 1-2 would be, and will be phenomenal.
But I think the media may be blowing the impact of this injury waaay out of proportion. In fact, it could be argued that it may be a blessing in disguise if we remain in the playoff chase throughout the time he is on the DL. The fractured collar bone is on his opposite shoulder. This 4-6 weeks will be treated almost as rest time so when he comes back he will be fresh. Of course you have to consider the fact that this period of time could be used for him to establish himself and his game in the rotation. We’ll see.

I think our bats are now starting to get it together, but there is still a lot of work to do. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a terrible year for Kemp. We are badly missing Hanley Ramirez in my opinion. I think he was one of the crucial players that brought together our lineup last year and thought that Kemp was playing a lot better when Ramirez was batting behind him. Will be great when Ramirez actually comes back and starts putting in work.

Crawford has been a great addition to our club and I can see him performing well in the playoffs.

I think we need to let go of Cruz. Thank god the new ownership is not shy about spending the big bucks, and would like to see us pick someone big in his place.

The renovations to Dodger stadium have been awesome. The ballpark feels and looks like everything was done for the fans.
Not only do we have a loyal fan base, but who would have thought, just a month ago, that our boys would be about to move into first place..????
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Dodgers' infield of the 1970s had a lasting impact - latimes.com

Good article in LA Times about Dodgers infield of the 70's
We were still living in the L>A. area in the 70s and boy how I remember those days? I also remember the 50s, right after they came to Los Angeles. We used to get tickets to the games (hubby was a sports writer for a small daily in Los Angeles) I had tickets to a World Series game the day I went into labor with our oldest daughter. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately I couldn't find anyone to go to the game with me. I know, sounds unbelievable but it happened.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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Don't look now, but guess who is in first place?

Dodgers top off epic run with 14-5 rout of Toronto, take first in West - latimes.com
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Bravo Dodgers! for making it into first place, a great run and a great story.

They were one of my "faves" growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s. My little league team was the Dodgers.
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