Author Archive: Phil Gurnee

A conversation rooted in the past

Near the conclusion of the Clipper / Laker game last night this conversation was going on all over Staples Center. Son/Daugther – how come the Lakers lose every time we go to a game? Father decked out in Purple/Gold – it just seems like it but we have won a couple of games. Remember that …

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Did this happen?

It is Feb 7th, the Clippers have just unloaded their best player and their starting shooting guard. It appears they are waving the white flag. Jerry West – Hey Magic, this is Jerry, we just acquired a sharpshooting center/forward that I think would fit in perfect for your team. Magic – Mike Muscala? Yeah, I …

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Spreading the wealth around

For a brief moment, Dodger fans got their hopes up that the Dodgers were going to hook the last big fish in the baseball pond but just like game five of the 2017 World Series they were unable to land the big fish but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Byrce Harper is a Phillie …

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Brad Miller and Chris Taylor are together again

Some players just can’t get away from each other, Brad Miller and Chris Taylor might be an example of this. The Dodgers just inked Brad Miller to a minor league contract and he’ll make a nice insurance policy if anyone of the Dodger infielders such as Max Muncy / Corey Seager / Chris Taylor / …

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2019 MLB Awards?

MLB just put out what they considered the player from each that was most likely to win a 2019 Award. You know, the Cy Young Award, the MVP, and the Rookie of the Year. I’m sure for the last eight years they have picked a pitcher off of the Dodgers to win the Cy Young …

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With Machado signing with Padres the Dodgers get a villain to replace Bumgarner

To do a rivalry right you need two things. The teams need to be competitive and they each need a villain for the fan base to hate on.  For Dodger fans, that villain has been Madison Bumgarner who sports three World Series Rings and had the kind of October that Dodger fans can only dream …

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A legend takes the last long walk off the mound

One of the best parts of covering the Dodgers was seeing Mr. Newcombe in the stands three hours before game time.  At the time I knew Don worked for the Dodgers but I didn’t know about his habit of being in the stands 2 – 3 hours before every game in the box seats just …

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Valentine Day Redraft

This was originally written over ten years ago on TrueBlueLa but since we are headed for our 29th wedding anniversary I thought I’d drop it in here and try to fix the numerous grammatical mistakes from the original. SonsOfSteveGarvey did a  post about the new Dodger advertising campaign and the image reminded me of when I fell in …

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Clippers complete insane Grammy road trip

The Clippers and Lakers have both been making the annual Grammy road trips ever since the Grammy Awards decided to make Staples Center their home, but never has there been a Grammy road trip like the Clippers just completed. The Clippers only went 3 – 3 on this trip but given the context of those …

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Ken Gurnick takes a stab at Dodger Opening Day Roster

Cathers and pitchers report tomorrow so MLB had all their beat writers post who they thought would make the opening day rosters for each team. Ken Gurnick is the LAD beat writer for MLB and he gave it his best shot. CATCHERS INFIELDERS OUTFIELDERS UTILITY PLAYERS Austin Barnes Max Muncy Cody Bellinger Enrique Hernandez Russell …

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