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Dodgers Web musings: The ride that will never end

August 4, 2011 |  4:53 pm

Photo: Frank McCourt. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters.
Hang on, buckaroo, this wild ride has a ways to go. Much too far, it seems, but then anyone following the Dodgers has become conditioned to expecting the worst.

This latest blow to the abdomen comes via a piece from The Times’ Bill Shaikin, who writes that the Superior Court judge overseeing the McCourts' divorce settlement has only scheduled hearings to determine whether Frank McCourt should get to cut back on the monthly support he provides to ex-wife Jamie McCourt.

Shaikin said their dispute over who owns the Dodgers is likely to head into next year. This soap opera threatens to run longer than "The Guiding Light." And it’s not nearly as believable.

Can you give me a yee-haw!

Also on the Web:

-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson is going where others have tiptoed before, but with a keen focus -- comparing Clayton Kershaw to the legend Sandy Koufax.

-- Guess where Trayvon Robinson played Wednesday? Albuquerque Baseball Examiner’s Christopher Jackson on Robinson’s emotional return.

-- The Tacoma News Tribune’s Ryan Divish writes that Robinson’s return should be brief. The Mariners are expected to call him up Friday.

-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez quotes Don Mattingly on the Dodgers getting shut out Wednesday: "We’ve played this game before."

-- The Times’ Sandy Banks writes that Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck owes an apology to Giovanni Ramirez, the innocent man arrested in the Bryan Stow beating to much LAPD fanfare.

-- This followed an op-ed piece that Beck wrote for The Times last weekend,  in which he incredibly placed blame on the media.

-- James Loney get the full treatment as Hernandez, Jackson and’s Ken Gurnick all look at his season and chances for returning next year.

-- SBNation’s Rob Neyer sits down to talk to ex-Dodger Shawn Green about his new book, "The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH."

-- Ross Newhan writes that thankfully not everything about the Dodgers is bankrupt, citing the play of Matt Kemp and Kershaw.

-- Sympathy from the devil: The Dodgers are such a mess that Grant Brisbee of the McCovey Chronicles is even feeling sorry for them.

-- Fox Sports’ Jack Magruder writes that the Diamondbacks are poised to threaten the Giants all the way down the stretch.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Frank McCourt. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters.