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Could it finally be year for Dodgers-Angels Freeway World Series?

February 10, 2013|By Steve Dilbeck
  • Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon heads for home as Angels third baseman Macier Izturis chases down an errant throw during an interleague game last season in Anaheim.
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon heads for home as Angels third baseman Macier… (Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles…)

Here’s a little dream that’s been spinning around unfulfilled since 1966 -- a freeway World Series.

Dodgers vs. Angels, cars streaming back and forth on the Golden State Freeway, all the baseball world focused on Southern California.

It’s never come close to happening, though oddsmakers think -- drum roll, please -- this could be the year!

Las Vegas has installed both the Dodgers and Angels at 7-to-1 odds of advancing to the World Series, along with the Tigers. Guess the Angels will have more work to do.

The Washington Nationals are listed at 8 to 1.

Also on the Web:

-- Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown continues his rankings’ countdown of all MLB teams, with the Dodgers coming in third. His top two are yet to come, with the Tigers and Nationals still awaiting.

-- Sports Illustrated’s Joe Lemire is not as impressed with the Dodgers, listing them at ninth.

-- Chase Carey, the Fox executive who traded Mike Piazza, says the Time Warner Cable deal for the Dodgers was “too rich for our blood.”

-- Meanwhile, in Piazza’s new autobiography, he writes that he took karate lessons so he could fight Roger Clemens.

-- More, meanwhile: Business Insider says the new TV agreement -- estimated to be as high as $8 billion -- that has been blasted as trouble for consumers, could actually prove a good deal for subscribers.

-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez completes his excellent two-part series on Adrian Gonzalez, examining his off-season workout regimen that includes training with ex-boxer Chris Byrd.

-- General Manager Ned Colletti says the Dodgers probably are out of the Scott Rolen market, writes Dodgers.com’s Ken Gurnick.

-- USA Today’s Paul Whites looks at what could go wrong with these rebuilt Dodgers, starting with Hanley Ramirez as the shortstop.

-- ESPN/LA’s Mark Saxon looks at the potential trouble the Dodgers face finding a leadoff hitter.

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