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Dodgers, Angels keep fingers crossed on Hanley Ramirez, Josh Hamilton
Dodgers, Angels keep fingers crossed on Hanley Ramirez, Josh Hamilton

The Angels open the playoffs in 11 days. They plan to put Josh Hamilton in the lineup and hope for the best. The Dodgers are all but certain to open the playoffs in 12 days. They plan to put Hanley Ramirez in the lineup and hope for the best. It is astounding, really, that we could be this close to October, with the Angels having no idea what they might get out of Hamilton. The Dodgers have a pretty good idea of what they might get out of Ramirez, if his body parts cooperate: a dangerous bat and a dangerous glove. He batted .370 last September, then .500 in the first round of the playoffs. Ramirez is batting .362 this September. The Dodgers will take those three or four at-bats,...

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