Bill Shaikin

Los Angeles Times

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Baseball columnist at the Los Angeles Times

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With Don Mattingly as manager of the Dodgers, they haven't won a National League pennant or a trip to the World Series, but they have won three straight Western Division titles.

Dodger Manager Don Mattingly's Out

With Don Mattingly as manager of the Dodgers, they haven't won a National League pennant or a trip to the World Series, but they have won three straight Western Division titles.

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First pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine is Saturday evening, when they’ll play the Angels in a spring training matchup.

Dodger Blues

First pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine is Saturday evening, when they’ll play the Angels in a spring training matchup.

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The Dodgers have emerged from bankruptcy in the Frank McCourt era with a team that shows signs of being a contender.

When Will the Rest of LA Get to Watch the Dodgers from Home?

The Dodgers have emerged from bankruptcy in the Frank McCourt era with a team that shows signs of being a contender.

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