Behind the Dodgers' success

Thanks to battery mates Chris Capuano and A.J. Ellis, L.A. has majors' best record

Updated: June 7, 2012, 6:40 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When Los Angeles Dodgers starter Chris Capuano stares in for the sign from catcher A.J. Ellis and they decide whether to go with the fastball, changeup or curve, an additional, subconscious thought flashes across the 60 feet, 6 inches that separate them:

In light of all the obstacles they've endured, they're fortunate to even be in the major leagues right now.

Both are well-spoken, engaging and thoughtful college graduates. Capuano, valedictorian of his high school class ...

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