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1 month, 1 week ago on Spring Ahead for Transplants
Just got to shake my head and laugh - yeah, these are our Dodgers.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Crawford, Dodgers playing with fire
Well said, Howard. I guess it's just about time to subscribe once more to MLB TV and get ready for Dodger baseball again (even if MLB WON'T let me watch the Dodger-Giants games again this year, the jerks).
3 months ago on The State of the Dodgers
As much as I love - and have grown up with - baseball, I don't think I could ever sit through 2430 games in one season...lol! More power to Mr. Roberts, though, and I hope he wins.
3 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers MLB Fan Cave candidate merits vote
@Nineteen84 I know exactly how you feel - I absolutely detest the Giants, but have been a 49ers fan for many, many years - the same number of years I've bled Dodger blue.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Super Bowl Sunday: The End of Not Baseball
What a great bridge from the past to the present! Nice picture up there, also, Howard.
Now if only I was too young to have ever seen Mr. Koufax, life would be perfect.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Koufax returns to Dodgers...as if he ever left
Another good/thoughtful column, Howard - as usual.
4 months ago on The BBWAA looks to Get Smart
Keep keeping me informed, Howard. I appreciate it.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Fourth outfielder possibilities for Dodgers
UZR? Man, Sabermetrics makes my head hurt...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Hot stove hopes and hunches
You certainly do, Howard - it's not widely known yet, but I've made you honorary consul to Tehama County. Any cop tries to give you a ticket, explain you have diplomatic immunity just like Jill.
(Great column, BTW. Enjoyed it very much.)
6 months ago on Life imitates art: the Hitchcock – Jill Kelley connection
I don't understand what this column has to do with the 49ers...
6 months, 1 week ago on I dream of Jeanie...and L.A. should too
I ALWAYS believe whatever Howard Cole tells me - no if's, ands, or buts.
6 months, 1 week ago on Catching up with that other team in town
I have a hard time believing that the Dodgers would now voluntarily associate the team with ANYONE who has been tarred with the drug abuse brush, unless it had been proven "beyond a shadow of a doubt" that said person was completely innocent.
Does any MLB fan seriously doubt that MM was juiced up? Seriously? He's another Barry Bonds, a man who could have been a slam-dunk for the HOF, in my opinion, WITHOUT panicking over his own god-given talent not being enough to make him a super star.
I still remember Bonds with Pittsburgh - what an absolutely great ballplayer he was (and weighed about 100 pounds less than during his record-setting feats with SF). Now I have NO respect for him - before anyone says steroids won't help you hit a major league curve, steroids will definitely help you hit more over the fence than you used to. Bonds almost doubled his HR production per at bats about the time the sports establishment noticed him bulking up and started thinking "drugs".
Yes, I think MM would make an excellent hitting coach - of course, he obviously knows how to hit - but is that the image for the Dodgers to offer the public?
Start fresh and clean, Dodgers...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Appearances matter, and no Bash Brother is worthy of Dodger Blue
This just shows, without a shadow of a doubt, that Satan has become more powerful than God.
I'm going to bed until spring training.
Don't tell me who won the WS, OK?
(This means you, Tom.)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Giants win the pennant, and what a disgusting thought that is
This is horrible - I pray for the Giants to lose (sorry, Tom), but I hate for the Cards to win.
7 months ago on Grading the 2012 Dodgers
@Tom in San Mateo No, Tom...not really.
7 months, 1 week ago on Grading the 2012 Dodgers
God, I detest the Giants!
And anyone with a name like "Buster" shouldn't even be allowed to play on ANY MLB team!
@Howard Cole Thanks, Howard, but as I said, I don't have to be reasonable - I can even demand that Mattingly be executed for criminal malfeasance - or at least tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail.
I may be a little more reasonable by springtime, of course.
You're being too generous with Mattingly's grade. After leaving in Ethier on first instead of sending in Gordon, and THEN having AJ try to bunt instead of hit in that very, very important (at the time) Giants game, qualifies him for at least a D-, in my opinion. I will be thinking about that mismanagement (among others, of course) all winter long.
Come to think about it, I know you need to be somewhat reasonable, but I don't - I'd give him an "F", period.
@Howard Cole I DID, Howard - I watched the tape-delayed game and enjoyed the hell out of it.
Bless you and your blog - stay healthy.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on On the bright side, there is A.J. Ellis