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August 28, 2005 | Tim Brown
By late Wednesday night, a season of Dodger baseball, such as it is, appeared to hang on Jim Tracy's shoulders. Postgame reflection in his office, where walls bear large photos of former managers, is Tracy's charm. He strips the socks from his calves, one eye on a late game on the television, and recounts the decisions of the previous three hours. If he had hit Olmedo Saenz in the eighth, what would Cardinal Manager Tony La Russa have done then?
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April 14, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
It's a long baseball season, and with the Dodgers favored by many to reach the World Series this season, it can be hard to keep track of every game. Well, not anymore. The Times is pleased to unveil its new Dodgers tracker, an interactive timeline that will give you the results, a brief recap and the box score for every game this season. DODGERS : Keep track of wins losses with interactive schedule  You can break the timeline down by wins, losses, road wins, home wins, road losses, home losses, upcoming schedule and many other ways.
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October 8, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers, still numb from the reality that their season was abruptly over, sat on the bench Friday night and watched the Cincinnati Reds go wild. It was as if the Dodgers were trying to punish themselves, forcing one another to endure the pain of watching a team celebrate in all its glory. It's difficult to believe that in six days the Dodgers went from a team celebrating a National League West division title, believing it could be in the World Series, to being humiliated by the Reds.
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March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be the same as it was for any of the franchise's previous titles. "Like all the great Dodger teams of the past, it's going to be the pitching that carries us," Ellis said. The franchise's fundamental philosophy remains the same, which is reflected in the Dodgers committing about half of their record $250-million payroll to pitching.
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July 18, 1987
Well, another Dodger season is over at the All-Star break, two years in a row! Again, the Dodgers have used a patched-up ball club to attempt to win a divisional title. As a loyal Dodger fan, there is so much Dodger Blue this fan can bleed. I think that my veins have returned to their normal color--and will wait for football season to start. JEFF RHINE Temple City
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December 27, 1987
EDITOR'S NOTE: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1987, and reflect the leading issues and events discussed in Viewpoint during that period. Well, another Dodger season is over at the All-Star break two years in a row. Again, the Dodgers have used a patched-up ball club to attempt to win a divisional title. As a loyal Dodger fan, there is just so much Dodger blue this fan can bleed. I think that my veins have returned to their normal color--and will wait for football season to start.
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September 16, 1995
Let the NFL be warned. Peter O'Malley is not fan-friendly. He is fan-unfriendly and fan-desperate. First the cheap seats were made available for Dodger season tickets. Then half-season tickets (with postseason privileges) were offered. Now a measly $150 deposit for next year's season tickets buys you postseason privileges for this year . I've been a season-ticket holder for three years. Now I'm told I can buy tickets to only one World Series game because there aren't enough tickets to go around.
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March 14, 1998
I have listened to UCLA and USC games on the radio since 1943, but that has now ended since USC joined UCLA in having XTRA broadcast the games. One would have thought USC would have learned from UCLA that it is very hard to get XTRA on the radio and when you do, it is a very weak signal. But that is not all UCLA and USC have in common. It would never have happened except both schools have sorry excuses for athletic directors, which can be blamed on the president and chancellor of the respective schools.
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April 30, 2005
Thud! That's the sound of Dodger "fans" jumping off the Blue bandwagon after they realized this team really wasn't as good as the hot start indicated. Francis Ma Buena Park To all you folks who jumped on the Dodger bandwagon while they were beating up on struggling West Division teams at or below .500, wait till they start playing the Cardinals, Braves, Marlins, Cubs, Astros and Reds. It won't be a pretty sight. And there won't be any World Series appearances as long as Jim Tracy's in charge.
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October 3, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chan Ho Park, Terry Adams and James Baldwin all can file for free agency. Kevin Brown, Andy Ashby and Darren Dreifort all are coming off surgery. That's not to rule those pitchers out for next season. The Dodgers hope to sign two of the pending free agents, and they expect Brown and Ashby to be ready for spring training.
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March 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
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January 30, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
If you watch Clayton Kershaw pitch a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium this year, you can pretty much forget about saving your game ticket. The Dodgers are just about doing away with paper tickets this season. No longer will season-seat holders get a shipment of tickets. Instead, those fans will display bar codes to enter Dodger Stadium, either by printing them at home or scanning them directly from a smartphone. “This is a real fan enhancement,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers' executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
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January 29, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
With renewals from virtually all of their ticket holders, the Dodgers have suspended sales of new season seats. Tickets for individual games go on sale Friday on the team website and Saturday at Dodger Stadium, with prices ranging from $10 to $150. The Dodgers divide individual games into four categories -- based on projected popularity - and price them accordingly. For example, a seat on the reserved level could cost $45 on a bobblehead night, $35 for an April fireworks night, and $25 for a midweek day game.
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October 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded. Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play. Their hitting less than rumor. There will be no 25th anniversary return to the World Series for the Dodgers, not after they were embarrassed 9-0 by the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium to clinch the National League Championship Series.
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August 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Gosh, the Dodgers suck. They've lost four of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox played with them. They'll be, what, probably five games out by the middle of September? Or maybe not. Just maybe this terrifying two-game losing streak ends Monday. You know, when Zack Greinke starts. Of if not, then the next day, when Clayton Kershaw heads to the mound. It's foreign stuff for the Dodgers, losing a series for the first time since June 14-16. Finding another team that looks back without fear, that can throw strong pitching, top defense and timely hitting at them.
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June 25, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
Matt Kemp is back, back, back. That's where he was running late Tuesday night, a Marco Scutaro fly ball soaring over his head, a potential come-from-ahead loss to the San Francisco Giants on his shoulders. Matt Kemp went back, back, back before stretching and catching the fly ball over his right shoulder as he collapsed on the warning track. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, San Francisco 5 With Dodger Stadium shaking in deafening delight, Kemp jumped up and punched the outfield wall with a screaming defiance.
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October 3, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
His future cloudy, Jim Tracy plans to get some sunshine today watching his son's football practice at Claremont High. The Dodger season is finally, mercifully over after a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Petco Park. The Dodgers finished 71-91, their most losses since 1992. And their victory total represented a drop-off of 22 from last season, the steepest decline since 1991 and '92. The Padres (82-80) avoided becoming the first team to enter the playoffs without a winning record.
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July 23, 1987 | STEVE ELLING, Times Staff Writer
Unless the Valley Dodgers can raise about $7,000 by Monday it appears unlikely the team will participate in the National Baseball Congress World Series next month in Wichita, Kan., a club official said. All season, the semi-pro team has been enticing local ballplayers with alluring phrases such as "join our team, see the U.S.A," or even "help us win some games, win a free trip to Kansas." The promises were made in good faith.
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April 1, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Here is this year's list of 25 things I positively guarantee will happen with the Dodgers this season. If you will examine last year's list of predictions, you will note I hit every single one. It's a gift. 1. On opening day fans will marvel at the new high-definition screens, and then complain the concession lines are still too long. 2. Much to his surprise, Zack Greinke will discover he actually loves the media. 3. Guggenheim will announce it is buying AEG, two movie studios, the Los Angeles Times, two small South American countries, and build an NFL stadium in the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
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March 26, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Join Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna at 10:30 a.m. today for a live discussion of the Angels and Dodgers. Two big topics: The Angels are on the verge of trading Vernon Wells to the Yankees, while the Dodgers need to figure out what to do with Yasiel Puig. As Hernandez wrote this week about Puig: "Manager Don Mattingly has dropped hints in recent days that spring-training sensation Yasiel Puig could make the Dodgers ' opening-day roster as a reserve outfielder.
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