Miller: Dodgers clinch NL West with 4-3 win over Colorado, a storybook ending for a stellar storyteller

LOS ANGELES – What do you give as a retirement gift to a great storyteller? Easy. A great story. So the Dodgers on Sunday clinched the National League West title on their final swing, on a home run by a man who hadn’t homered in more than two...
Via The OC Register
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Culberson joins pantheon of Dodger heroes

He stood at the plate as Charlie Culberson. Twenty-four seconds later, his helmet flung in the air, his feet barely touching the ground, he returned … as Charlie Culberson.  Never before in Los Angeles Dodger history had a player stood in the batters’ box with no one on base, taken a swing — and won a […]
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2 hours ago

Bullpen of the Week: LA relievers deliver title

On the night of June 26, when Clayton Kershaw made his final start before hitting the disabled list, the Dodgers trailed the Giants by eight games in the National League West.
3 hours ago

Statcast of the Day: Seager does it all for LA

At just 22 years old, Corey Seager has emerged as the Dodgers' best player and perhaps one of the best players in the National League. The way Seager has played so far beyond his age in 2016, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he led his team to its biggest win of the season Sunday.
3 hours ago

Dodgers clinched the NL West and they celebrated the hell out of the event

The Dodgers have won the NL West in 2016, which doesn’t sound all that remarkable for the team with the highest payroll in baseball, but taking into consideration where they were just two months ago, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Me? I honestly never saw this coming, much less it coming this easily. Hell, I basically completely checked out in the middle of July. Being free of...
Via Dodgers Digest
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One celebration down, ‘three more celebrations’ to go for NL West champion Dodgers

One of these years, it wasn’t going to happen. One of these years, the National League West title would go to someone else. Three months ago, 2016 looked dangerously like it would be that year. The Dodgers began the season in pursuit of their fourth straight division championship, but on June 26, eight games down […]
Via Dodgers Insider
3 hours ago

Play It Forward Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Dodgers could leave Scully's heart in San Francisco

Ranking top 10 sports events Sept. 26-Oct. 2 you won't want to miss: NO. 1: MLB: DODGERS at SAN FRANCISCODetails/TV: Friday-Sunday, SportsNet LA, Ch. 5:As much as emotions run high during a Dodgers-Giants series, even if the NL West has already been decided, things may get turned up a notch with the last three games of Vin Scully's broadcasting career.
Via LA Daily News
4 hours ago

Dodgers tip cap to Vin Scully after his last call

The baseball gods proved on Sunday that they do exist. In what was Vin Scully’s final game calling Dodgers games before he retires, the Dodgers rallied with a tying home run in the ninth, and then capped it all off with a walk-off home run to win it in the 10th. Charlie Culberson smacked his first home run of the season at the right time as his walk-off shot gave the Dodgers...
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Brandon McCarthy Reinstated From 15-Day Disabled List

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. He’s the last of the...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

Dodgers scratch Rich Hill from next start due to blister

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have scratched Rich Hill from his scheduled start Sunday in the series finale against Colorado because of a blister that forced him to miss a month earlier in the season. The blister also caused Hill to leave a perfect game after seven innings on Sept. 11. Brandon McCarthy will return from a month-long stint on the disabled list with right hip stiffness...
Via Associated Press
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Kevin Costner delivers emotional speech to Vin Scully during final LA series (VIDEO)

Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully was honored before the first game of the Rockies-Dodgers series on Friday night — his final series in Los Angeles — and many celebrities were in attendance. Kevin Costner was one of those celebs at Chavez Ravine for the Dodgers’ 7-4 win, and he gave a speech to pay tribute to Scully (which USA Today’s For The Win transcribed). “We...
Via The Sports Daily
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Dodgers honored Vin Scully tonight, and he wrote a letter to fans

This is really cool, and there’s a chance it’s going to get a bit dusty. The Dodgers are honoring Vin Scully before the game tonight, the first of his final series of calling games at Dodger Stadium. He walked on to a massive ovation: Vin Scully walking onto the field to a standing ovation that lasted more than two minutes. — Jesse Dougherty...
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Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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A statistical trip thru Vin Scully’s extraordinary career

In 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers finished 2 games out of first place in the National League, behind a .400-OBP, 7-WAR season from Jackie Robinson, three players cracking 30 Home Runs (Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, and Duke Snider), and plenty of pitching from workhorses Don Newcombe and Preacher Roe. Looking on from the broadcast booth was a 22-year-old who had been hired by Red Barber...
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WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
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Dodgers troll Madison Bumgarner with T-shirts

Multiple Dodgers players made light of the Yasiel Puig-Madison Bumgarner incident from Monday night by wearing funny shirts on Tuesday. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and a few of his teammates took a photo wearing shirts saying, “don’t look at me.” They had their eyes covered in the photo as well: #DONTLOOKATME — Adrián González ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to erase the unwritten rules of baseball

New York City’s beauty is undeniable, and a lot of it draws from its mixture of old architecture and modern buildings. Sometimes those two worlds collide, and the brick of the old falls to the need for the sleek design of the new. In 2009, the Bronx was no exception. Sport fan or not, anyone visiting New York City needs to visit New Yankee Stadium. Not only does it serve...
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