Dodgers' debacle hard to figure

L.A.'s official elimination from playoff race highlights what was a disappointing season

Updated: September 22, 2010, 10:58 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- With apologies to Vin Scully, in a year that has been so inconceivable, the inevitable has happened.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were mathematically eliminated from the National League West division race Tuesday night, two days after they were mathematically eliminated from the NL wild-card chase. On the minuscule chance there was any lingering ray of hope on the part of the most optimistic of fans, it has now been officially snuffed out.

The end came in a way that typified ...

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