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When July ended the Dodgers had an eight game lead in the NL West. In August they have gone 6-10 with their lead shrinking to 4 ½ games. With the slump you would expect the clubhouse to be filled with tension.

Not so with the 2009 version of this Dodger team.

While the team was stretching out on the field before batting practice, Manny Ramirez was laughing like an eight-year old kid at the Batting Stance Guy.

In the clubhouse while Mark Loretta was recording audio hits for the Dodgers ThinkCure! telethon, Manny went to the clubhouse radio and blasted the music loud.

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If a reporter who has no idea about baseball were to walk in, they would think the team was steamrolling their way to the World Series.

However despite the levity, the Dodgers are serious about the state of their pitching and getting out of the slump.