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Zack Jerome

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    I have given up (for now) on convincing the powers that be over at the “Dodgers Media Network” to stop playing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” in the 8th inning of home games. I listed many reasons for this last season in this post. Despite the fact we are biting the song from other clubs, despite the fact it was written by a San Francisco Giants' fan, the crowd really seems to love it. Being...
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    One day before the season begins, I found myself heading up Elysian into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The gate attendant draws my attention to follow a blue line that will take me to the Stadium Club. I am no stranger to the Stadium Club, but I never had noticed the super-convenient blue line that takes you on a beeline directly to Lot M. It kind of made me think about all the things I...
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    I found myself reading Scott Wolf’s tweets yesterday. That’s how strange the USC head coaching job search had become. I realized I was actually interested in his nonsensical flip-flopping and reporting of false leads. I spent the day instant messaging my friends with ties to Heritage Hall along with LAist Sports Editor Jimmy Bramlett, seeing who had heard what. We knew Mike Riley was out. Apparently Corvallis, Oregon is just too damn awesome to...
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    It was an ugly game. To call it a defensive battle would be claiming that the offenses were actually threatening to break the contest open. In truth, both offenses were anemic. For the defenses, it must have felt like swatting flies. It would seem USC won because their defense had a slightly bigger flyswatter. A couple days later, the way history will remember the 79th meeting between USC and UCLA is clarifying. This game...
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    LA Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke wrote an article describing the lackluster reaction of Laker Nation last night as Pau Gasol made his first appearance of the season. Coming off a hamstring injury that sidelined the Spaniard for the first eleven games of the season, Gasol was back to his usual self, contributing 24 points and 13 rebounds in a 108-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Plaschke felt the crowd did not give Gasol...
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    I don’t want to beat a dead horse. Frankly, I don’t want to beat any horses. I do, however, feel a deep need to perform my civic duty and illuminate some additional reasons for the swift and generous resigning of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to long term contracts. As I mentioned in my post here last week, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are at the point in their respective careers where the Dodgers...
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    The World Series isn't over yet, but that hasn't stopped the exciting Dodgers offseason from getting a little head start. Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla apparently shot himself in the right leg in his home country of Nicaragua today. In a report by MLB.com's Ken Gurnick, Padilla's agent Adam Katz notified the Dodgers of the injury following Padilla's treatment in a Managua hospital. The wound is being described as minor....
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    It's an uncertain time for Dodger fans. To put things lightly, there are some questions about the ownership. It is not clear who will maintain control of the club. It is not clear what the payroll of the club will be. Despite falling two years a row to the Phillies in the NLCS, the reality is the Dodgers are blossoming into a very good baseball team. I am going on the record in saying...
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    Saturday is big. It’s really big. Everyone seems to know it. ESPN’s College GameDay is going to be there. Oregon’s newest bastardized uniform creation (carbon fiber helmets and “steel” pants) will be there. A capacity crowd at Autzen Stadium will be there. USC vs. Oregon is almost upon us and it’s big. It’s enormous. I am going out on a limb and saying it’s ginormous. Now I am putting GINORMOUS in capital letters. I...
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    I’ll admit it. I’ve been pretty down since the final out of the NLCS. I simply could not shake my visions of Joe Torre sadly sipping his Bigelow green tea, Matt Kemp listening to sad early 90s R&B love ballads (in my mind it's Toni Braxton) and Andre Ethier staring dejectedly out the window of his plane back to Arizona. Sorry, I have a vivid imagination… Then this morning, it happened. Life sprung from...

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