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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 18: Pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pulled in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 18, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.
A 9-0 loss in Game 6 Friday night eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs, meaning no World Series in Los Angeles this year. But what do the Dodgers have to look forward to next year? The boys in blue will still have many of the stars who got them this far, but will injuries hamper their hopes for another run at the World Series? What lessons can they learn from their successes and failures in 2013?
Kevin Baxter, LA Times sports reporter
Jon Weisman, author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. He is founder and writer of the blog "Dodger Thoughts"