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Join your Blue Heaven Podcast hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We use our 850,000 fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

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Join your Blue Heaven Podcast hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We use our 850,000 fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

    Padres v Dodgers Series Preview, Fans Booing Kenley Already? GOATs on the Bump & More

    Padres v Dodgers Series Preview, Fans Booing Kenley Already? GOATs on the Bump & More

    Coming at you live on Jackie Robinson Day, the guys reflect on what the day represents and what it means knowing what Jack did for the Dodgers and for baseball. Next, we dive into the new look "angry Kenley Jansen" and the boo birds flying early in the season for the closer at Dodger Stadium.
    Plus, the latest injury updates involving Gavin Lux, Cody Bellinger, and Brusdar Graterol.
    For the second act, we welcome long-time friend of the show, and co-host of The Big Swing podcast, Cooper Surles to the show to talk about the new Ross Stripling hosted podcast "GOATs On the Bump" podcast.
    Finally, we dig into the highly anticipated series against the little brother Padres in San Diego. First, are the Pads rushing superstar Fernando Tatis Jr back to the active roster? Past Padres actions say they may in fact be for an ultimately meaningless series in April.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Winning Without Mookie and Cody, Injury Updates & More!

    Winning Without Mookie and Cody, Injury Updates & More!

    The Dodgers are down two MVPs but just somehow keep on winning. The guys discuss what's gone right while Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts are out of the lineup. Plus, when will they be back and other injury updates.
    Next, we began to praise Gavin Lux and he fell off a cliff. Is the Brookme3 magic real? We try to right the wrong.
    Clint isn't buying one good outing from Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw is doing something he hasn't done in 8 years.
    Finally, we look past the Colorado series and look ahead to the first round against the San Diego Padres.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    40-ish Minutes of Kenley Jansen Talk

    40-ish Minutes of Kenley Jansen Talk

    Well... we're here again. The same place we end up every season. It's time to talk about Kenley Jansen once again. I'll preface this by saying that we as a whole want nothing but great things for the Dodgers all-time franchise leader in saves. He's given his heart to this organization -- almost literally. However, you can appreciate what a player means to a club while still admitting that he's no longer the best option for a particular job.
    Throwing back, we unearth audio from Blue Heaven episode 57 in May of 2019 that puts into perspective the situation the Dodgers are in. And fans. We're stuck in a bad, long-term relationship and we don't know how to get out or fix it.
    Buckle in and keep an open but frustrated mind while we dig into our thoughts about where to go from here with Kenley.
    In other topics, we discuss Trevor Bauer's sticky situation, and returning to Dodger Stadium for ring day 2021.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Surviving Coors Field, on to Oakland & McKinstry is a DUDE!

    Surviving Coors Field, on to Oakland & McKinstry is a DUDE!

    Mercifully, the Dodgers survived Colorado (mostly) with a winning record. The boys in blue took 3 of 4 from the Rockies, but unfortunately lost Tony Gonsolin to a shoulder issue before he even made his season debut. We discuss the positives and many negatives of opening the season in the mile-high city. Of course, among the positives, the bats came out on fire scoring 26 runs over 4 games. On the other hand, the LA pitching staff allowed 21 runs in those games.
    Plus, we lightly preview the series in Oakland before devolving to the Astros being cheaters and Carlos Correa being a dirty player and share thoughts on Yadier Molina of the Cardinals always being in the middle of baseball fights.
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    • 54 min
    Reacting to a Lackluster Dodgers Opening Day Loss, Please DFA Coors Field

    Reacting to a Lackluster Dodgers Opening Day Loss, Please DFA Coors Field

    After all the build up. After all the pomp and circumstance. After all the talk... the Dodgers came out of the gate flat on Opening Day 2021. While it's always easy to point fingers and play the blame game, it may be easiest to say that Coors Field is the absolute worst ballpark to open a season at.
    The guys chat about Clayton Kershaw's rocky day (no pun intended) against Colorado. And, it's never too early to start worrying about Dave Roberts' in-game moves again, particularly with no universal DH.
    Also, we try to find and focus on some positives, looking at a great game from Gavin Lux for one.
    Plus, the infamous Cody Bellinger home-run-turned-out.
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    • 52 min
    Final Dodgers Question Marks Before Opening Day, 2021 Predictions & More!

    Final Dodgers Question Marks Before Opening Day, 2021 Predictions & More!

    Mere days before stats start counting again, the guys take time to catch up on the latest Dodgers updates and address some burning questions before opening day. Spoiler, it's hard to find problems on this LA ballclub.
    First, Dustin May secures the fifth spot in the rotation and Gavin Lux will be an everyday player -- things that were starting to get pretty apparent. Along with those notes, Dave Roberts said that Cody Bellinger would be the team's cleanup hitter to start the season. We discuss whether that's the right call for a guy that is still behind in his at-bats this spring. Notably, Belli rakes at Coors Field where the Dodgers open the season.
    Next, Kenley Jansen and Trevor Bauer are among the burning questions fans had as we head into opening week.
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    • 56 min

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