Tag Archives: Eric Stephen

1965 Dodger Legends go together

On Friday 1965 Dodger hero Lou Johnson passed away and on Saturday, another Dodger great from the same era, Ron Perranoski died. Eric Stephen wrote a solid obiturary about Lou Johnson, one of the stranger Dodger heroes and I can’t add very much to what Eric wrote other than some personal notes. I had some …

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Hopefully, a different take on the Dodger trade deadline

The trade deadline has always been an exciting time for fans as the buyers hope to acquire the piece that will give their team the edge come October, while the sellers hope to acquire the prospects or major league talent to change the fortunes of a team already out of a playoff run. It also …

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The Wild Horse has left the corral

It seemed inevitable that number 66 would not be a Dodger in 2019 but when the news came yesterday that the Dodgers had moved the iconic right fielder in an effort to clear salary space for possible future moves it still left many Dodger fans stunned that one of their favorite players would no longer …

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Fab Five Dodgers

This is two days too late to properly asses how much Yasiel Puig was beloved by Dodger fans but it is something I wanted to do this week.  Back in February of 2010 Michael White wrote for TrueBlueLA and did a fab five edition in which each of the regulars or even the semi-regulars commentators …

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My first Brother in Arms game

Reading Jon Weisman’s Brother in Arms was like reading my own history with the Dodgers. It took a few chapters to get there but once Jon reached Don Sutton I was with the man who started my Dodger chapter at Dodger Stadium. When I came to Los Angeles in the spring of 1970, Don Sutton …

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Can the Dodgers have their Stanton and eat it too?

Supposedly the Dodgers would like to get under the luxury tax threshold this winter but Derek Jeter is throwing a monkey wrench into this by deciding to trade the greatest active player who played high school ball within 100 miles of Dodgers Stadium. Grant Brisbee thinks it is a done deal that the Dodgers will …

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The six man rotational disabled list

Jon Weisman tweeted yesterday that the Dodgers have a full rotation on the disabled list. The Los Angeles Disabled Listers look like they’re headed for a six-man rotation: Kershaw, Darvish, Wood, Urias, McCarthy, Kazmir — Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) August 22, 2017 Not just five starters but six Not just any starters either: A 3 time …

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Blast from the Past – Go Go Go

With Phil on vacation here is a blast from the past with Easter just around the corner. Almost three years to the day, Dee Gordon was enthralling Dodger fans with his blend of speed and excitement. I hearkened back to the day of Maury Wills, and the inaugural season of Dodger Stadium when Maury captivated Dodger …

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Adrian Gonzalez and age 35 seasons

Eric Stephen did an excellent review of what Adrian Gonzalez did in 2016, but I’m curious about what to expect from him in 2017.  As Eric noted Adrian had a slow start but turned things around to end up with a somewhat productive season even though it was his least productive season of his career. …

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Dodgers blogs check in on an incredible weekend

Eric Stephen hits a perfect note Pedro Moura fills in for Andy Cut4 at MLB.com says they have everything you need to see and hear about Vin’s last game at Dodger Stadium. Jon Weisman is churning out story after story but this was one was what I was looking for or maybe it was this …

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