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The MLB ‘tournament’ bracket 

The Dodgers won for the 103rd time tonight and will finish with the best record in baseball in 2017. 

The 103 wins are a Los Angeles Dodgers record. 

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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

100, 101, 102 …

The Dodgers need one victory this weekend to break the Los Angeles Dodgers record for wins in a season.

The franchise record is 105 wins by the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the most powerful teams in baseball history. 

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Are we really spending time debating this?

I have tremendous admiration and appreciation for our country’s military veterans. 

Almost every guy I know over the age of 60 was in the armed services. They have a hell of a lot more guts than I’ll ever have.

My Dad, a gentleman and a patriot if there ever was one, served in Korea. No one had more class and character than my Dad.

I’m certain Dad wouldn’t have been offended by the NFL players’ demonstrations.

And I know how Jackie Robinson — one of the greatest heroes in American history — would have felt about the current athletes’ demonstrations. (He served in the military, too.)

That’s all I need to know.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Sustained excellence 

That’s all you can really ask for as a baseball fan.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

First 100-win season of DodgerKramer’s life

California Sun,” Brian Wilson 

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Bettsie

Longtime friend Matt Rauen added to my “Field of Dreams” knowledge, sending me this picture of the newspaper office scene.

Unbeknownst to me before Matt’s message, that’s Bill Betts wearing the maroon shirt in the background. Bettsie was a legendary teacher at Western Dubuque Junior High in Farley. One of the most interesting guys you’ll ever meet.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Brooks of Brooks and Dunn

My favorite Brooks and Dunn songs are the ones where Kix Brooks takes lead on vocals. Like this one…

Why Would I Say Goodbye”

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized