For Dodgers, '09 is a distant memory

Updated: August 11, 2011, 9:28 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The mood in the clubhouse that cold October night in Philadelphia was dark, but not depressed. The Dodgers had lost to the Phillies in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row, and yes, this one hurt more than the first because of all the things they thought they'd learned from where they'd fallen short in 2008.

But they'd also lost to a team that was clearly better and more complete, a team that had gone through its growing pains and ...

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