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McGwire admits Dodgers made him nervous

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07:15 AM ET 08.16 | In the span of a few months, Los Angeles has turned around a season that had been headed in a very bad direction. As we know, the Dodgers looked out of the race in June, 9 1/2 games out of first place and 12 games under .500. ... On the Dodgers, [Mark McGwire] thinks, it took three months for players to feel comfortable in their roles, to be at home with each other in the clubhouse. He includes himself. His popularity among Dodgers fans was low and sinking when the Dodgers were one of the most anemic teams in baseball three months ago. "I had anxiety," McGwire said. ... "At first, everybody's trying to feel each other out," McGwire said. "That clubhouse now is united." And a united and powerful front is difficult to beat.

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August 16, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Puig

August 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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They were underachievers...in the fall, they'll likely be chokers.

LOL, yeah any team that makes the playoffs and loses, will be considered "chokers"!!!

August 16, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Puig

Agree!!! The kid is great!!! People forget that he is a "great" defensive player.

August 16, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Winning fixes a lot of things. What are they like 40-8 their last 48 games?

August 16, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Well, he has admitted to things before that turned out to be true.

August 16, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Winning fixes a lot of things. What are they like 40-8 their last 48 games?

The Dodgers were 47-47 at the all star break and today they are 70-50!!!

August 16, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Dodgers were 47-47 at the all star break and today they are 70-50!!!

I don't remember seeing a streak like this since the '84 Tigers started the season 35-5.
29 years ago already! Time flies man.

August 16, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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I don't remember seeing a streak like this since the '84 Tigers started the season 35-5.29 years ago already! Time flies man.

Yeah, you are right my friend!!! :-)

August 16, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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Puig

Then Cano next year.

August 16, 2013  12:52 PM ET

I believe the brawl bonded these guys. (he said matter-of-factly)

August 16, 2013  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

LOL, yeah any team that makes the playoffs and loses, will be considered "chokers"!!!

The Phillies were chokers from 2009-2011, shoulda ran the table.

August 16, 2013  02:38 PM ET

McGwire + Puig = 70-50...could be....

August 16, 2013  02:40 PM ET
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Then Cano next year.

Cano will have such a bad year in Dodger Town. If he leaves the Yankees, he is a fool and if the Dodgers sign him, they are as well.

August 16, 2013  02:47 PM ET
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I believe the brawl bonded these guys. (he said matter-of-factly)

Very good point. Since that idiot Kennedy from the Diamondbacks (since been traded) hit Puig and Greinke, the Dodgers have been on fire!!

August 16, 2013  04:33 PM ET
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The Phillies were chokers from 2009-2011, shoulda ran the table.

Speaking of which, Charlie Manuel has been let go.

August 16, 2013  04:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They were underachievers...in the fall, they'll likely be chokers.

Go away little girl. Your much to young to stay little girl. You've lost your way little girl. You'll be better off away little girl.

August 16, 2013  05:34 PM ET
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Agree!!! The kid is great!!! People forget that he is a "great" defensive player.

Why do you put "Great" in parentheses?

August 16, 2013  05:39 PM ET

Go Dodgers!

 
August 16, 2013  05:41 PM ET
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Winning fixes a lot of things. What are they like 40-8 their last 48 games?

And now prohibitive favorites to win the World Series.


Everyone loves a winner and can't wait to jump on the bandwagon.

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