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Old 10-17-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Oh I miss the days of Lasorda, Koufax, Drysdale, Garvey, Wills....and of course Scully!
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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When people started throwing out how long they've been Dodger fans, Nita I couldn't wait to read your post. If I remember correctly didn't you see a game at the Coliseum??

I have been a fan since 1972. I still recall the 1974 World Series when Joe Ferguson playing right field snatched a fly ball to center in front of weak throwing (due to injury) Jimmy Wynn and threw out Sal Bando who was tagging up from 3rd base at the plate. I believe that was game 1.

There is a good video of that online I've seen.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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If I remember correctly didn't you see a game at the Coliseum??

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Vin Scully had the great line about baseball in the LA Coliseum. He said "There was room for one hundred thousand fans, and two outfielders."
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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WHEW! They played well tonight. Interesting pregame interviews about Machado and with Kershaw.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:43 AM
 
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I am not a fan of Manny but last thing I want to do is penalize 24 other players for the actions of one. This team has work hard all year & many came up just short last season because another "rental" came to the team.

I know Darvish is a lot more of a class act than Manny will probably ever be but the reality of it is Darvish was a rental that was a disaster when it really mattered. I'm sure we might never hear about how Dodgers really felt about his tipping pitchers and just failing miserably in game 3 & 7 because it's not prudent to talk bad about teammates. But I wouldn't be surprised if there are some players who talk amongst friends & family and were not happy at all with how Darvish prepared for the game and failed them. Just really bothers me that last years team won 104 games and a rental player failed so bad. Sorry for rambling.

And the rental player (Darvish) just had to be used instead of Wood, even though Wood was available and had pitched brilliantly in his previous game. After all, Darvish had been acquired just for that purpose. And I guess you could say he was the difference in the Series - just not like they had planned.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Oh I miss the days of Lasorda, Koufax, Drysdale, Garvey, Wills....and of course Scully!
Don't we all, but then think of the younger fans today who will someday post how much they miss Kershaw for starters. I also miss the days when you assumed the pitcher would pitch 9 innings and rarely went less than 7. OK so Koufax struggled, in his earlier years pitching more than about 4. I miss games being only 3 hours long or less, sometimes as little as 2 hours.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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When people started throwing out how long they've been Dodger fans, Nita I couldn't wait to read your post. If I remember correctly didn't you see a game at the Coliseum??

I have been a fan since 1972. I still recall the 1974 World Series when Joe Ferguson playing right field snatched a fly ball to center in front of weak throwing (due to injury) Jimmy Wynn and threw out Sal Bando who was tagging up from 3rd base at the plate. I believe that was game 1.
Oh my heavens< our oldest daughter could have been born there. My dad had tickets to the world series game in 1959 and had a business meeting so needed to dump them. Hubby couldn't get off work, I couldn't find a true baseball lover friend so I couldn't go. Instead I went into labor that afternoon.

Hubby was a sports editor for a small daily paper, we lived in Inglewood CA and had decent bus service to the coliseum so we went to Dodger games as often as possible. I probably knew every players life history, batting averages and where they went to school. In those days most signed right out of high school.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I got so disappointed I turned the tv off in the 7th inning. Awful just awful. It's like they don't even care anymore.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I got so disappointed I turned the tv off in the 7th inning. Awful just awful. It's like they don't even care anymore.
You lasted a heck of a lot longer than I did: I turned it off and switched to Sean Hannity after a couple of innings. It was either 5 or 6 to 1 when I said:enough is enough. We can hope for the best tonight.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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Dodgers have really only had 1 "good game" Sure they won game 2 off Turners HR but they have looked bad many times in every game but game 5. It's actually surprising that we are in game 7 & not over for the season.
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