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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Clayton Kershaw’s Hollywood Ending Should Bother Everyone

There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.

11/14/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw Easily Take Home MVP Awards

Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL honor after finishing second the previous two years.

11/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

The Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter, right, tags the Dodgers’ Andre during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Oct. 7, 2014.. Ethier was originally called safe but the play was challenged, resulting in an out and the end of the inning. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kallas: Analyzing A Key Play In Game 4 Of Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS

While everyone knows by now that the biggest play in the Cardinals’ clinching victory over the Dodgers was that three-run homer by Matt Adams, the second most important play seemed to slip through the cracks from an analysis standpoint.

10/09/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Wainright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw And Dodgers Can’t Get Past Cardinals Yet Again

The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.

10/08/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 06: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues with home plate umpire Dale Scott after getting called out in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

9 Reactions To Dodgers-Cardinals Home Plate Umpire Dale Scott

Aside from a seemingly generous strike zone, Scott also appeared to clap when Yasiel Puig was struck out during the third inning.

10/07/2014

Catcher Yadier Molina #4 and Pat Neshek #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals react while taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lackey, Long Balls Help Cardinals Grab Series Edge Over Dodgers

John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series.

10/07/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Prokhorov Willing To Sell Nets ‘For The Right Price’

Mikhail Prokhorov is reportedly open to selling a portion of the Brooklyn Nets. But one major detail is in question: Would he part with a controlling stake?

10/03/2014

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (credit: Getty Images)

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Top Mets

Adrian Gonzalez had the kind of game that has enabled him to drive in 100 or more runs six times in his big league career. And he’s closing in on another one.

08/24/2014

Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets is doubled off first by Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers Top Error-Prone Mets 6-2

Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.

08/23/2014

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5 Classic Photos Of The Great Vin Scully

By Adam W. Bloom As a native Los Angelino, I had the incredible good fortune to grow up listening to Vin Scully call Dodger games.  I have argued with many that he is the very […]

08/04/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

Vin Scully (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Vin Scully To Return For 66th Season In Dodgers’ Booth

The 86-year-old Bronx native’s consecutive years of service make him the longest-tenured broadcaster with one team in sports history.

07/30/2014

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