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May 8-11 San Francisco Giants: The Dodgers kicked off the month of April, and their 2014 home opener, by hosting the San Francisco Giants. They’ll host the Giants again in a big four game series to start the month of May. After a disappointing 2013 the Giants have the look of contenders again and after losing two out of three in each of the first two series between the two teams this season, the Dodgers will be looking for a convincing series victory in the four game series. The series will be the first Dodgers home series in nearly two weeks, on the heels of a nine game road trip that brought the Dodgers to Minnesota, Miami and Washington. Dodgers fans attending the series should get the opportunity to see reigning Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, currently rehabbing a pulled muscle in his back. Fans attending the Thursday night game will receive an inflatable Dodgers chair. Those attending Friday night will get the opportunity to enjoy the postgame Friday night fireworks. Saturday features a Dodgers pennant giveaway as well as the annual Old Timer’s game as fans will get a chance to see past Dodger greats return to the field. The finale of the four-game series on Sunday includes the giveaway of a Mother’s Day Clutch. Dodgers Vs Giants Tickets are on Sale Now. Dodgers Vs Giants Tickets start at only $9.00 per ticket.

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May 12-14 Miami Marlins: Following the key four-game Giants series the Dodgers will welcome in the Miami Marlins for a three game set starting on Monday, May 12th. After a difficult 2013 season in which they had the worst record in the National League the Marlins are fielding a competitive team thus far in 2014. Miami is led by two of the most talented young players in the game in slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and pitcher Jose Fernandez. Stanton, a Southern California native, is off to a big start at the plate and leads the National League in runs batted in. Fernandez won the Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is a leading 2014 Cy Young candidate. Those attending Tuesday night’s game will receive a Yasiel Puig bobblehead, one of the most anticipated promotions of the 2014 season. Dodgers Vs Marlins Tickets start at only $5.00 per ticket. Score Dodgers Vs Marlins Tickets today.

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RYU

May 26-28 Cincinnati Reds: After a nine game road trip that takes them to Arizona, New York and Philadelphia, the Dodgers return home to wrap up the month with home series versus the Reds and Pirates. The Reds are currently in contention in a tough National League Central. Dodgers fans will get the opportunity to see one of the top first basemen in the game of baseball in Joey Votto, and one of the fastest players in the history of the game in rookie Billy Hamilton. The Reds pitching staff is led by Johnny Cueto, currently leading all NL starters in earned run average. Those attending Monday night’s game will receive an Andre Either BBQ apron, while Tuesday’s attendees will receive a Hyun-Jin Ryu bobblehead. View Dodgers Vs Reds Tickets now. Starting at only $5.00 a tickets Dodgers Vs Reds Tickets are a steal for a great day out at Dodger Stadium.

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LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

May 29-31 Pittsburgh Pirates: After hosting the Cincinnati Reds for three games the Dodgers welcome in the Reds fellow NL Central Division mates, the Pittsburgh Pirates. After years of struggles the Pirates broke through in 2013, earning one of two National League wild cards. Pittsburgh is led offensively by Andrew McCutchen, one of the best outfielders in all of baseball. Francisco Liriano and former UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole lead a deep Pirates rotation. Those attending Thursday night’s game will receive an All-Star fan vote T-shirt. Friday night includes the traditional Friday Night Fireworks, while Sunday’s game includes a postgame screening of the classic Tom Hanks baseball move “A League of Their Own”. Purchase Dodgers Vs Pirates Tickets today. Dodgers Vs Pirates tickets start at only $9.00 per ticket.

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Hamilton Bobblehead

May 2-4 Texas Rangers: The Angels kick off the month of May with a big three-game series versus the division rival Texas Rangers. The Rangers are in a familiar place, on top of the American League West, tied with the Oakland A’s. Texas made a big trade in the offseason, acquiring Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. The slugging first baseman is off to a slow start, but when in the groove he’s one of the top sluggers in baseball. The key to the Rangers success so far in 2014 is due to their outstanding pitching staff, led by Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish. After a strong rookie season in 2013 Darvish is once again a Cy Young candidate. Those attending Friday’s game will receive a Josh Hamilton Bobblehead, while Saturday’s game features post-game “Saturday Spectacular” fireworks. Purchase Angels Vs Rangers Tickets today.

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JETER NIGHT

May 5-7 New York Yankees: After hosting the Rangers for three games the Angels then host the 28 time world Series Champion New York Yankees. The Yankees are off to a solid start after a disappointing 2013, led by rookie right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who’s taken the league by storm after coming over from Japan. Angel’s fans will get an opportunity to see future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter in his final season. Outfielders Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury round out a talented Yankees lineup. Those attending Monday night’s game will receive an Oakley scratcher while the series wraps up on May 7th with a Derek Jeter commemorative giveaway. Score Angels Vs Yankees Tickets now.

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TROUT CAMO SHIRT

May 15-18 Tampa Bay Rays: After a six game road trip that takes the Angels to Toronto and Philadelphia the Angels return home for a big four-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Led by former Angels assistant Joe Maddon the Rays are a perennial contender. Southern California native Evan Longoria leads a talented Rays batting lineup that includes former Los Angeles Dodger James Loney, talented young outfielder Desmond Jennings, jack-of-all trades infielder Ben Zobrist, and Wil Meyers, one of the best young sluggers in all of baseball. The Rays pitching staff is commanded by David Price, one of the best left-handed pitchers in all of baseball. Those attending Thursday’s game will receive a Mike Trout camo shirt, while Friday’s giveaway is an Angels camo hat. Saturday’s game will feature a “Post-Game Purple Heart Baseball”, a game between wounded warriors from Camp Pendleton, San Antonio and Texas. Order Angels Vs Rays Tickets today.

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PUJOLS GNOME

May 19-21 Houston Astros: After four-games versus the Rays the Angels host the divisional rival Houston Astros. After a brutal 2013 season the Astros are struggling again in 2014, but feature a talented but very young roster. The Astros are led by diminutive second baseman Jose Altuve. The Astros recently called up slugging outfielder George Springer, one of the best power hitters in all of minor league baseball. Tuesday’s game includes the giveaway of an Albert Pujols Garden Gnome, while those attending Wednesday will receive an Albert Pujols 500 home run commemorative bobblehead. Get Angels Vs Astros Tickets now.

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COOLER NIGHT

May 23-25 Kansas City Royals: The Angels wrap up a ten game road trip with a three game series versus the Kansas City Royals. After a decade of poor baseball the Royals had a winning record in 2013 and are contending for the American League Central in 2014. The Royals attack is led by young third baseman Eric Hosmer, one of the top young corner infielders in baseball. Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Norichikia Aoki, Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar round out a balanced lineup. James Shields leads the Royals pitching staff that includes one of the top closer in baseball in Greg Holland. Those attending Friday night’s game will receive an Angels Cooler. Angels and Royals Tickets are on sale now.

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LA Kings Force Game 7 Against Sharks

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SHARKS VS KINGS

After a third consecutive victory the Los Angeles Kings are on the brink of accomplishing what only eight other NHL teams have done, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game NHL playoff series. Justin Williams scored twice to propel the Kings to a 4-1 victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks, evening the opening round NHL playoff series at three, and setting up a highly anticipate game seven on Wednesday night. The two teams will play a seventh game in a playoff series for the third time in four seasons in one of the best playoff rivalries in recent history.

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Tied at one heading into the third period Williams scored his second goal of the game at the 11:56 mark. Williams was able to knock home a loose puck that wasn’t quite controlled by Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock, much to the chagrin of Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. The Sharks head coach thought Stalock, making his first start in the series, had sufficiently controlled the puck. In a comment indicative of how desperate things have become for San Jose McLellan said after the game that “We (Sharks) got cheated”. The two teams were deadlocked in a tight 1-1 battle at the time. Replays were inconclusive, but did indicate that the puck wasn’t completely controlled. Trying to corral the puck as it slipped behind Stalock, Sharks defender Matt Irwin may have accidentally knocked it in. The decision to start Stalock was predicated by the poor play of Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi. After solid play in the first three games of the season the playoff inconsistency that Niemi has shown in years past, especially against the Kings, returned at the worst time possible. Stalock kept it close, but after the Williams go ahead goal the Kings were able to blow the contest open. As many predicted goaltending is becoming a story in the series. After a slow start in the first three games Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is proving once again that he’s one of the elite netminders in the NHL. Quick has allowed just one goal in the last two games of the series, won by Los Angeles with a combined 7-1 score.

After Williams scored his second goal of the game to give the Kings the lead for good, Anze Kopitar scored two goals in a one minute and fifteen seconds span to put the game away for good. Kopitar notched his second and third goals of the series and has now scored in all six games of the series. Kopitar provided the assist on Williams’ second goal, giving the Kings captain three points. Drew Doughty added two assists for Los Angeles.

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The Sharks played without top defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic, out with an upper body injury. Vlasic’s availability will be a big question mark as the two teams head into game seven. Who Todd McLellan plays in net will also be a big factor. Stalock is an unproven playoff performer with just 27 regular season appearances under his belt. The decision to stay with Stalock or go back to Niemi will be a big storyline as the series moves into its final game.

Game seven is Wednesday night at the Shark Tank in San Jose. The winner will move on to the second round to face the Anaheim Ducks.

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Blake Griffin the Key to the LA Clippers Playoffs Success

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There are two superstars in Lob City, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Both of them have a huge impact in the way the team plays and their performance usually is a key to the team’s successful results, in most of the game. Of course, the Clips have a bunch of quality role players who greatly support the superstar duo. Nonetheless, LA needs at least one of them to lead the way night in and night out. So is Blake Griffin or Chris Paul more important to the Clippers and who will be more important for the team during the 2014 NBA Playoffs?

First of all, they are both essential pieces of Doc Rivers’s puzzle. Each one does a great job contributing on his sector. However, I can fairly now say, after two games into the postseason that the performance of Blake Griffin plays a bigger factor to the outcome of the game for the Clips rather than Paul’s output.

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BLAKE & CHRIS

Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t mean to say that Griffin is a better player than Paul. On the contrary, they can be characterized as stars of almost identical quality. What I can say, though, is that Paul will do his job one way or another. Even when he has off – nights, shooting badly from the floor, he will contribute in other ways. CP3 always sets up the team, on both ends of the floor and orchestrate the offensive plays. Even during the nights that he’ll finish in single digits in scoring, he will most probably dish out a bunch of assists, make some crucial defensive plays and in overall help his teammates perform better. In a way, the Clips can always rest assured that they’ll get at least something from Paul.

On the other hand, when Blake Griffin is off, the Clippers transform from a dominant, almost unstoppable team to just a good one. That’s what we saw happening in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors and also several times during the regular season. However, when Griffin plays close to his full potential, the Clips are lethal, one of the scariest – if not the scariest – teams in the West.
Griffin’s big performances can take Lob City to the next level. When BG plays like his shown he can this season, scoring in a variety of ways – yes he can even hit the step back jumper now – that’s when we see the point margin exploding in Lob City’s favor.

The thing is that Griffin has proven his full potential this season. He has shown that he can be the player the entire Clipper Nation expected him to be but up to now he wasn’t. So, if the Clips really want to make it to the top and win the Larry O’Brien trophy, Griffin will have to give his 110 percent in every game. That’s what will make the Clippers the highflying, unbeatable monster it can be, the one that can top any opponent in the league.

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The 2014 Dodgers look to finish what they started in 2013! With a monster roster including Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, Andre Either, Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanely Ramierz, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett, Brian Wilson and of course Clayton Kershaw the Boy’s in Blue look to bring the World Series Trophy back to Los Angeles!

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How much will the 49ers miss Aldon Smith?

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Entering the season with a revamped secondary and questions around the return of All-World linebacker NaVorro Bowman, the San Francisco 49ers may play the 2014 without another key cog in their elite defense, elite pass rusher Aldon Smith. In the latest in the line of off-the-field issues, Smith was arrested at LAX this past week in a bizarre case that involved Smith declaring that he had a bomb with him. In the past couple of seasons Smith was charged with multiple DUI’s and completed rehabilitation for issues with alcohol. Through all of his off-the-field issues the 49ers have supported Smith, but according to the San Jose Mercury News that may be coming to an end. According to Tim Kawakami its likely Smith sits out the entire 2014 season. Beyond potential team disciplinary issues it’s possible that the NFL suspends Smith for an extended period of time, if charges are pressed against him.

Smith’s legal issues are the latest in a handful of off-the-field incidents the 49ers are dealing with this season. Chris Culliver, an important part of the 49ers revamped secondary, will soon be charged for a recent hit and run incident. The 49ers are likely to hold onto Culliver, who will play a major role for the team due to the loss of multiple cornerbacks in free agency. This past week quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name came up in relation to a “suspicious incident” that Miami police are still investigating. It’s unknown whether or not Kaepernick will be charged with anything, but any potential drama around Kaepernick will be yet another distraction for the franchise. It’s been an eventful offseason, beginning with rumors that the team actually looked to trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns. The Harbaugh story was followed by a tough free agency period where more of the 49ers impressive defensive depth was picked apart by NFL free agency.

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ALDON SMITH

The potential loss of Smith may be a major blow to the 49ers pass rush. Smith forms a tremendous combination with defensive end Justin Smith. Couple the loss of Aldon Smith with the devastating knee injury that NaVorro Bowman is returning from and the 49ers linebacker corps is clearly diminished. Bowman is a unique player, an every down player, who will likely be replaced by a handful of players as well as changes in scheme. With the 49ers secondary rebuilding, including new safety Antoine Bethea, a solid pass rush will be important. Corey Lemonair, who showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, is the logical replacement for Smith. San Francisco also has a massive number of draft picks in the upcoming NFL draft, with ample opportunity to pick up potential pass rush talent.

Whether or not they can find a player who can average a sack a game, like Smith, is another story. In an offseason where they were forced to replace exiting talent at several positions, the distraction of another Smith incident is exactly what the 49ers didn’t need. With Seattle coming off of a Super Bowl title the 49ers will need their typical elite defense. If they are unable to make up for their losses on the defensive side of the football they could be looking at another wild card run next season. By Chris Cabrera

Cody Kessler remains the starter at USC

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After winning the quarterback battle in the lead up to the start of the season, Cody Kessler struggled at the beginning of the 2013-2014 Trojans campaign, under soon to be fired head coach Lane Kiffin. After Ed Orgeron took over and the Trojans made a strong second half run the culminated in a solid finish, Kessler finished strong and demonstrated the skills that made him a high recruited player. In the Trojans strong second half they won with solid defense, a good running attack and solid game management from Kessler. In the final six games of the regular season Kessler had 8 touchdown passes and one interception. The finished the season on a high note, throwing for 345 yards and four touchdowns in the Trojans impressive bowl victory over Fresno State. Kessler’s solid play coincided with USC’s best football of the season, a stretch where they won six of seven games. A loss to UCLA in the regular season finale was the only defeat the Trojans suffered after the month of October.

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While Kessler was leading the Trojans to a comeback season the program was redshirting Max Browne, a highly recruited quarterback touted as USC’s quarterback of the future. Red-shirting Browne made sense, with many around the program speculating that the job would be Browne’s to lose as a true freshman. With former Trojans assistant Steve Sarkisian taking over the head coaching job, the two quarterbacks, along with Jalen Greene, went into spring practice competing for the starting job.

At the conclusion of spring practice Sarkisian indicated that Kessler was still tops on the depth chart following a solid performance. The new coach hedged his bets a bit, stating that Kessler’s starting status is contingent on continued improvement and a solid training camp. Browne is still considered the top contender for the job, with Sarkisian indicating that the redshirt freshman would have another opportunity to earn the starting position this summer.

Kessler is a good game manager but not the type of difference-making athlete at the quarterback position like USC’s Brett Hundley. After the Trojans solid finish last year they’ll enter the new season with big expectations in an increasingly difficult PAC 12 conference. The Southern Division of the PAC 12 is full of up and coming programs, including UCLA under Jim Mora and Arizona State and Arizona under Todd Graham and Rich Rodriquez. With Brett Hundley plying his trade across town, leading a UCLA team that many favor in the conference, is Cody Kessler the answer at quarterback?

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KESSLER

Whether he’s the answer or not will depend on how the Trojans replace Marqise Lee and whether or not they can continue the dominant running game they showed in the second half of last season. Lee, who left for the NFL, had an injury filled year in 2013, but when healthy was the type of player that opposing teams had to account for. His absence will put more pressure on key Kessler target Nelson Agholar, who had two touchdown catches in the Trojans bowl victory. Kessler will have the benefit of a full season with Buck Allen at running back. Allen, who battled injuries early in 2013 had a strong second half that coincided with the Trojans strong run of play. In the Trojans last six games Allen had four one-hundred yard rushing games and 12 touchdowns.

So what does the future hold for Max Browne? The highly recruited quarterback indicated he’s no transferring, but he’s looking at another season as a backup. If Kessler succeeds like he did at the end of last season he’ll have an additional year of eligibility remaining beyond next season. If the incumbent starter has a strong 2014 it’s hard to imagine him losing his job to Browne after next season. To add to Browne’s predicament is the presence of Ricky Town, who committed to the Trojans. Town is the top ranked quarterback in the class of 2014, highly touted like Browne.

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What to do with six outfielders?

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Heading into the offseason many national experts questioned how the Dodgers, when Matt Kemp returns, would manage having four starting caliber outfielders for five positions. With Kemp healthy and showing signs of his past self, as well as the evolution of Scott Van Slyke as a difference-maker versus left-handed starters and the AAA dominance of Joc Pederson, the Dodgers now have six potential outfield choices.

Ordinarily such extreme depth is a huge positive, but is five too many? Or, with Joc Pederson is six too many?

The Dodgers have a solid balance of right-handed and left-handed hitters, ideal for such a situation. There’s also a good mix of young and old, speed and power. On paper it’s an ideal situation. Unfortunately an ideal situation doesn’t always necessarily translate to a good balance on the field. Like any professional sport, baseball is a game of feel and tempo. Players who can play every other day and still perform can be unique. So who what is the Dodgers ideal starting lineup? By most accounts the preferred starting three-some is Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig. It’s a solid mix of speed and power, the Dodgers ideal defensive arrangement. Thus far the Dodgers have done an excellent job of getting everyone playing time, with a couple of early season injuries (Puig) and a paternity leave thrown in (Crawford).

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Even with a deep payroll the Dodgers will have choices to make in the near future. After a strong spring training Joc Pederson is dominating in Triple AAA will soon be ready to be an everyday major league player. Like Puig, Pederson is an all around talent who the Dodgers will want to play every day. After his big performance in the Cactus League Pederson is off to a tremendous start in Albuquerque, with a .442/.564/.884 batting line. In twelve games he has four doubles, five homers, four steals and 12 walks. Pederson, who turns 22 on Tuesday, is a local favorite having played his college baseball at USC. He’s a potential all-star, but also a major potential trade piece for a team looking to make a World Series run.

Would the Dodgers trade Pederson? A team like the Tampa Bay Rays would likely be willing to listen to a potential trade offer for David Price if it includes a player like Pederson. Price is arguably the second best left-hander in baseball (behind Clayton Kershaw) and he’d give the Dodgers an incredible starting rotation with three elite lefthanders and Zack Greinke. The Dodgers have the ability to sing a long-term deal with a player like Price, but the cost of dealing Pederson may be too much for a player like Price, especially when they could simply just sign Price in the offseason.

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With Pederson on fire in AAA and the Dodgers batting lineup struggling of late the Dodgers may want to take a look at calling Pederson up. With the continued off-the-field distractions that Yasiel Puig provides, a spurt back in the minors could be good for Puig. This move would also give the Dodgers a real barometer of what they have in Pederson. Another potential move would be to call up Pederson as an alternative to Carl Crawford. With a massive contract the Dodgers have little flexibility with Crawford, but they also have the financial means to stash a player like Crawford on the bench. After a solid playoff season last year Crawford has struggled early on. The re-emergence of Dee Gordon has also given the Dodgers an alternative at the lead-off position. If Gordon can continue his solid play the Dodgers could very well be tempted to insert a player like Pederson in the lineup on an everyday basis.

The best move for the Dodgers may be to just hold tight and see how the season evolves. Matt Kemp has shown flashes of brilliance but his overall numbers have been inconsistent. If Pederson continues his assault on AAA pitching the Dodgers will find a spot for him in the lineup, somewhere. The ideal future lineup should consist of Puig, Pederson and a healthy Matt Kemp, but after the last couple of seasons Kemp will need to prove his ability to stay healthy.

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