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There is a No. 16 Dodgers jersey somewhere in a closet -- or maybe by now it's been confined to a box -- at my parents' home. It hasn't been worn in more than a decade, but it got plenty of wear in its early days. Hideo Nomo arrived with a bang in the United States in 1995, when the 26-year-old rookie pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers won the Rookie of the Year Award and made the National League All-Star team. The nation was gripped by "Nomomania," and not even a diehard Red Sox fan located 3,000 miles from...

The Dodgers should enter the Jorge Soler sweepstakes

While some thought Frank McCourt's final present to Dodger fans could have been to sign Prince Fielder to a mega deal (and the Dodgers were close), there's something a little more practical that could be done; something that would hopefully spur the next Dodger owner to invest in: international scouting.Who am I referring to? None other than Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler...

Should the Los Angeles Dodgers extend Andre Ethier?

Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times wrote yesterday that if the Los Angeles Dodgers are confident that Andre Ethier will return to form, they should extend him before the 2012 season begins. If the Dodgers believe in Andre Ethier, if they are confident he will rebound and have a successful 2012 season, they need

Around The Web: Epic Guerra & Loney, Dodgers Out Of Options, and Worst Swings Of 2011

MSTI: I don’t know where he found this, but this is definitely the best thing Javy Guerra and James Loney do all year even if they finish 1/2 in the MVP race. Dodger Thoughts: None of the potential Dodgers ownership groups liked the Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw contracts? Uh…yikes. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Jon Weisman

Ned Colletti doesn’t deserve a pass for the sins of Frank McCourt

A common excuse for Ned Colletti defenders (here, in the comments) is to blame his recent lack of success on the current financial situation of the Los Angeles Dodgers brought upon by the nightmare ownership of Frank McCourt. Generally speaking though, the lack of money hasn’t been the problem. Hell, it’s almost the opposite, as

Trade With The Common (Card) Man: Clayton Kershaw 2012 Topps Golden Moments Auto

The Card Draft will continue on as we return to regularly scheduled programming. And what's more regular at the Plaschke abode than a sweet new Kershaw or a trade post? The two together. I completed my first trade with Tony from The Common (Card) Man. Tony teased a box break of 2012 Topps, hinting that some Dodgers Mojo was afoot. I immediately expressed interest in anything...

2012 Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Preview

We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2012 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team. We feel this approach will be fresher, more sustainable, and require less energy consumption (for...

Offseason training in Arizona helps Kemp, others

Matt Kemp was runner-up for NL MVP and signed one of the richest contracts in baseball history a year after he posted a career-worst batting average and was called out by his general manager. What changed? Not his batting stance. Not his swing. The biggest difference for Kemp was offseason preparation. The Los Angeles Dodgers' All-Star center fielder spent last winter training...

Stuntman Critically Injured After Blast During Filming Near Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities say a stuntman suffered burns while filming in the Elysian Heights Park area, north of Dodger Stadium. The 28-year-old stuntman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the incident was reported about 2:40 p.m. at 835 W. Academy Road, Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The unidentified man suffered burns from a blast...

Fan loyalty to Dodgers took a tumble in 2011, survey says

But despite falling fan support for the team last year, Dodger Stadium remained L.A.'s favorite sports venue.The Dodgers could recapture the hearts of Los Angeles in short order based on data from the Marketing Arm, a Dallas-based firm that helps companies determine where to get the best bang for their advertising dollars.

Renovations, parking lots and TV deals are key to Dodgers bidding

As the remaining 11 bidders revise their offers for the Dodgers, issues such as stadium renovations, control of the parking lots and TV rights will be major factors in the eventual sale price.Dodger Stadium turns 50 this year. In 2008, as owner Frank McCourt unveiled plans to revamp the stadium and surrounding area, Vin Scully explained why.
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