In Shangri-L.A., Another Dodgers Championship Merely Incidental

Posted: 6th October 2009 by Ian Chaffee in MLB
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Heading east on Sunset, miles and miles away from where it becomes "the Strip" and just before it hits Alvarado, is a sign that reads "Slide Area."á If you don't think this is relevant to an article about the Dodgers, who nearly ceded the NL West Division and their 15.5-game lead at the beginning of June to the Colorado Rockies, then may I introduce you to my old friend, the metaphor? Anyway, if you were to keep driving past the "Slide Area" sign east on Sunsetùand if you were sure not to blink before it curved past Chßvez Ravine and the stadiumùyou'd see another sign, this one neon and pink, outside a dark building, denoting "Cocktails."á It, in fact, marks The Short Stop bar, nestled between the steep inclines that characterize the neighborhoods that make up the border of Elysian an ...

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