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That’s not the Dodger way

Now we are told that a few Dodger players thought it would be cool to pee in the Diamondbacks pool after they jumped in it during a division-clinching celebration. That’s disgusting and disappointing.

Tony Jackson of dodgerscribe.com had some good commentary about this ugly development:

There was a time when it meant something to wear a Dodgers uniform. It was a uniform that was worn with pride. It was a symbol not only of sustained excellence on the field, but also of a quiet dignity and professionalism. Back when it was worn by the likes of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. Steve Garvey and Dusty Baker and Rick Monday and Ron Cey and Bill Russell. Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges and Duke Snider and Pee Wee Reese.

And yes, Jackie Robinson, who endured more adversity to wear it and wore it with more dignity and grace than any other man ever has.

Any Dodgers player or players who urinated in the Chase Field pool on Thursday also defaced the Dodgers name. They may have thought they were pissing all over the Diamondbacks, but really, they were pissing all over the Dodgers, and everything the Dodgers are supposed to be about. They were pissing all over the legacy of this franchise and the jersey they wear every night, although apparently they don’t wear it quite as proudly as some of their predecessors from previous generations, or as proudly as some of their teammates still do today. They were pissing all over the legacies of Sandy and Jackie and the Duke.

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Dodger teams that won 95 or more games

This blog post is dedicated to my beloved wife, who recently asked me which Dodger teams had the most victories in a season.

If my Bums can somehow win five of their last six games, they’ll join an elite group of Dodger teams that won at least 95 games in a season (World Series champion teams in bold):

  • 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 105 wins
  • 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 104
  • 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 102
  • 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 102
  • 1899 Brooklyn Superbas 101 (yes the Dodgers were once known as the Superbas)
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 100
  • 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 99
  • 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 98
  • 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 98
  • 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers 97
  • 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 97
  • 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 97
  • 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 96
  • 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 96
  • 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers 95
  • 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers 95
  • 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers 95
  • 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers 95
  • 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 95
  • 1892 Brooklyn Grooms 95 (they also were known as the Grooms, or Bridegrooms)
The great Sandy Koufax had a beautiful wind-up, delivery and follow-through -- unless you were trying to make contact against him. He led the Dodgers to World Series championships in 1963 and 1965.

The great Sandy Koufax had a beautiful wind-up, delivery and follow-through — unless you were trying to make contact against him. Koufax was equipped with a laser-beam fastball and the most unhittable curveball in baseball history. He was a member of four Dodgers World Series championship teams — 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Sandwich artist

Maisa wants to be a great cook just like her mama. She gets practice each day by helping to make my sandwiches for work.

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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Soccer, Dodgers, bicycles and company

We had another great family day Sunday, watching Maisa’s cousin Colton play soccer, playing at the park, riding bikes, watching the Dodgers with Gramma and Mommy, and dinner with Jill’s aunt and cousin. Maisa had a lot of fun with her second cousin.

The Dodgers’ 1-0 win at San Diego was low-stress and entertaining. It’s always nice to reach the 90-win mark.

It’s not as impressive as the 1953 Dodgers’ 105-49 record, but it’ll have to do for now.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tommy Lasorda: 64 years with the Dodgers and he still bleeds Dodger blue

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Funny face

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Posted by on September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Same rainbow

Maisa and I saw the most amazing rainbow yesterday. The cool thing about it is that I saw it out my window at work, and she saw it when she was at daycare. She talked about the rainbow at breakfast today.

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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Uncategorized