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  • No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire

    No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire
    Mark McGwire has advice he plans to share with every Dodger before Friday's playoff opener: Don't forget to breathe. "The pressure of the playoffs, everything is magnified," the Dodgers hitting coach said. "Guys tend to tighten up, and the reason why...
  • Dodgers of 1963 and 2014 have many similarities

    Dodgers of 1963 and 2014 have many similarities
    The 1963 Dodgers were the winners of a recent Times' online reader poll to determine the best Dodgers team of all time, surviving a three-week tournament and defeating the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers in the final round. The relevance? There are some parallels...
  • Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals

    Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals
    His back against a wall in a hallway outside the Dodgers clubhouse, Clayton Kershaw couldn't offer an explanation for what happened Friday night. In his most important start of the season, the best pitcher on the planet failed. Again. The playoffs...
  • Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up

    Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up
    The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed. Add in a deeper, more versatile bench and a bullpen that finally began to hit...
  • Do Dodgers have the postseason's deepest lineup?

    Do Dodgers have the postseason's deepest lineup?
    Think it’s just a repeat, same ol' Dodgers, same ol' Cardinals? Just saw this movie last fall? Had a rather disappointing ending. If the Dodgers mostly appear the same lineup as they had last postseason, the one the Cardinals dispatched in six...
  • Media banned -- banned I say! -- from today's Dodgers workout

    Media banned -- banned I say! -- from today's Dodgers workout
    Shhh, it’s me up in the foothills behind Dodger Stadium. In the trees, reliving my days watching Neil Diamond at the Greek. The view’s not great, but what’s an intrepid reporter to do? See, the Dodgers have banned the media from...
  • Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks

    Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks
    The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Kirk Gibson on Friday, one day after hiring Dave Stewart as their new general manager. The decision to fire Gibson -- and bench coach Alan Trammell -- was announced not by Stewart but by Tony La Russa, the...
  • Should you believe in a Dodgers offense reborn against Cubs, Rockies?

    Should you believe in a Dodgers offense reborn against Cubs, Rockies?
    Easy now, buckaroo, deep breaths and all. Don’t go getting too excited. Yes, it looks good for the Dodgers. Sure, the division race could be over by Tuesday. And no question they are now hitting as originally designed. Yet caution remains the wise...
  • Dodgers can't keep the offense rolling, lose to Giants in 13 innings

    Dodgers can't keep the offense rolling, lose to Giants in 13 innings
    Remember, all previous scripts are rendered useless when the Dodgers and Giants meet with something on the line. Unless they call for the unexpected and slightly unbelievable. The Giants dragged into town Monday, fresh off being swept by the Padres...
  • At last, baseball feels fresh again with Dodgers on TV

    At last, baseball feels fresh again with Dodgers on TV
    Up till Monday, this was the best Dodgers season we'd never seen. From newspaper reports and radio, we could keep up with the boys ... their heroics, their hissy fits. Constant tweeting added another layer of nuance and understanding. When I want fully...
  • Inside the party in the Dodgers' clubhouse

    Inside the party in the Dodgers' clubhouse
    I’m wet and I’m sticky and I’m cold in this press box, wishing for one night I covered a good losing team. Or a very quotable one. It’s well after 1 a.m. The Dodgers clinched their division title hours ago, sprinted around the...