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Bill Plaschke: For Dodgers, seems like a long way to October

LOS ANGELES_On a steamy Thursday afternoon, with the clouds slowly darkening a brilliant season, the clubhouse of the mighty and magical Dodgers was filled with the sounds of ... John Mayer?

"When you're dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part," his voice crooned through a smartphone and speakers, decorating the lockers in maudlin. "You roll out of bed and down on your knees, and for a moment you can hardly breathe."

The players are hearing it, their fans are feeling it, and with each passing day, the breathing is just a little bit harder.

The Dodgers are still a team virtually

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