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Old 11-01-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Both teams played very hard. I'm happy that the Dodgers made it despite the loss.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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That was one hell of a series, the Dodgers made it much more exciting than my Cubs would have. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Poor Tommy Lasorda, I did not see much hoopla about him in this series, but for a brief moment in game 6, which you guys won. The will of Tommy Lasorda is very strong....maybe next year. I saw some of those old videos of him chasing down the Phillies mascot and cussing up a storm. It is a time for cussing, if you are a Dodger fan, so here you go.

Warning....bad language, do not watch

Tommy Lasorda on the plate 1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9pxdNerOok

Tommy Lasorda Audio Stew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUy9FmzsxY

Tommy Hunts down Phillie Phanatic Mascot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX4L2LHGs98

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Just thought this photo might cheer you guys up a little.....

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:26 PM
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Well, too bad folks.

Always next year...maybe if they raised the payroll to a more competitive level.
The team is heading in the right direction, as the contracts of Ethier, Guerrero, and Crawford come off the books this year, for a savings of $43.5 million.

If they could trade Kazmir and McCarthy (for little in return), another chunk of the $52 million owed to that pair will help keep the payroll less than $40 million over the threshold, so as not to incur a draft penalty in 2019.

In spite of the WS loss tonight, things are looking up, as the prospects work their way through the system to keep the LAD very competitive next year and for many years in the future.

Looking forward to ST.

P.S. Congratulations Houston on a well-played WS. You guys proved to be the best this year. Maybe the LAD will see you again next October for a little payback.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:50 PM
 
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This experience should humble and help Bellinger. The Astros figured him out, his plate discipline was tested and he needs to adjust. Nevertheless, the future seems bright.

I'm hoping he's not a 1 year wonder. I don't think he is because I think he's a natural at so many ways. But he's got work to do this off season. Just when we thought he figured it out he looked horrible.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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I don't have any ill feelings towards Darvish as a person. I think he's a great individual. But it's a little harder to see a guy come over in a trade in August. Only to completely be a disaster when we needed him the most. All while 20+ other guys who were around since April have to suffer that loss.

I know Dodgers offense has to bear a big part of the game 7 loss. But Darvish killed our bullpen in game 3 which might have hurt us in that wild game 5. I remember our big arms just seemed gas in game 5.

It's tough seeing another year of losing. 2013-2017 now. I am very happy they made it to the World Series but now all we have to look forward to is another long 162 game season followed up by a short sprint post season.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Both teams played very hard. I'm happy that the Dodgers made it despite the loss.
yep, it is just too bad, after all these years they could not have been the champs again, but look at it this way: spring training is only 3 and 1/2 months away; there is always next year.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:34 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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That was just tough to watch, I kept hoping my Dodgers would win. Almost cried after it was over, awful game just awful.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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It was one helluva of a series the Dodgers just lost to a better team, the Houston Astros. Congrats. I wouldn't be surprised if the Dodgers returned to the big stage next year, they have the talent. It will be interesting to see what the Dodgers do in the off season. Congrats to the Dodgers for an amazing and entertaining 2017 season. Can't wait for 2018!
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: California
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yep, it is just too bad, after all these years they could not have been the champs again, but look at it this way: spring training is only 3 and 1/2 months away; there is always next year.

Nita, isn't that what they you to say on Brooklyn? "There is always next year."


Now that Darvish is a free agent, will the Dodger try to resign him? How much will his performance hinder his contract expectations?? We will see I guess. What I don't understand is he has great stuff. Oh well.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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In the end, the best trade this year for the Astros was not the Justin Verlander trade, it was the Yu Darvish trade
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