The Miracle 1988 Dodgers vs. The Free-Spending 2012 Dodgers

The Miracle 1988 Dodgers vs. The Free-Spending 2012 Dodgers

My good friend Josh Suchon is working on a book for the 25th anniversary of one of the most inspirational teams in sports history – the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers, to be released early next year. (Check out a sneak preview by clicking here.) That was one of those halcyon years no matter what kind of Dodgers fan you are. Whether you were three years old, or 33, that is a team that has become legendary for the David vs. Goliath odds they took...

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Random Pro of the Week: Delino DeShields

Random Pro of the Week: Delino DeShields

It’s not often that Dodgers fans are kindly reminded of Delino DeShields. His name still rankles Angelenos much the same way Babe Ruth’s name and trade pissed off Bostonians but since Southern Californians have a better life, better options, better weather and more titles over the last century than Boston, we don’t bitch about it as much. (On the pantheon of Dodger names that upset Dodgers fans, it goes something like: James...

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Major League Ballparks: No. 14 Turner Field

Major League Ballparks: No. 14 Turner Field

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 14 – Turner Field. To see the previously reviewed ballparks, click here. The beauty of interleague play wasn’t so much the fact that...

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