2011 Dodgers defined themselves

Updated: October 1, 2011, 1:17 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The last pitch of the Los Angeles Dodgers' season was thrown Wednesday night about 20 miles east of where the first tosses of spring smacked into catchers' mitts at the end of February.

It's warmer now, outside in the late September heat of Arizona that will break for fall soon, and inside the Dodgers' clubhouse, where a team that could have been overshadowed by the trials and transgressions of its owner refused to let its season be defined by him.

Officially Don Mattingly's ...

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