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Samantha Costanzo Carleton is a writer for True Blue LA who works on everything from daily news roundups to features on historic players.

Her dedication to the Dodgers began early in life thanks to a dad who always had the game on and an uncle with season tickets. She has fond memories of shouting "Ra-uuuuul" with the rest of the Dodger Stadium crowd to cheer for Raúl Mondesí, standing on a stadium chair to yell at a Phillies pitcher for hitting Russell Martin, and falling asleep to the sound of Vin Scully calling the last few innings.

The radio habit that has continued, albeit with different voices on the airwaves, now that she lives amongst Red Sox fans and 10 p.m. start times in Massachusetts. And don’t worry—games at Fenway are certainly special, but as skeptical New Englanders often get reminded when they comment on her Dodger hat: You never forget your first love.

When it comes to writing, Samantha’s career has taken her from the college newspaper and interning at to covering tech startups and writing profiles of MIT Bootcamp graduates. She’s now a marketing copywriter at Northeastern University, where she tackles everything from quick ads to deep dives into the university’s degree programs.

Dodgers notes: Celebrating wins, key postseason players, and making MLB history

Dave Roberts helped make history on Friday, and the Dodgers have a new post-series ritual thanks to Miguel Rojas and David Peralta.

Ryan Brasier shows off, his way

Brasier has a low ERA and sharp cutter, making him an essential part of the Dodgers’ playoff rotation.

Chris Taylor leads Dodgers to walk-off win vs. Giants

Taylor batted in the tie-breaking run after facilitating a spectacular double play in the 10th.

Eduardo Rodriguez and what could have been

The Dodgers could have benefitted from Rodriguez’s arm, but the team seems unconcerned about losing him at the trade deadline.

How Dodgers, J.D. Martinez made this season matter

J.D. Martinez is a long way from his difficult 2022 season in Boston, contributing to a Dodger team that had a shaky start to this season.

Dodgers sweep the Mariners with help from Ryan Yarbrough, hot offense

Jason Heyward, Amed Rosario, and Austin Barnes led the way with a homer each in the Dodgers’ 6-1 win on Sunday.

Walker Buehler details decision to lengthen recovery timeline

Buehler said that a tougher postgame recovery process will prevent him from returning this season.

Setbacks at pitcher, short present playoff questions

The Dodgers have plenty of playoff experience, but a brand-new rotation and questions at short have their challenges.

Key players set to return from injuries in the next week

An update on various injured Dodgers who could return to action over the next week, including Austin Barnes, J.D. Martinez, Joe Kelly, and Michael Grove.

For Miguel Vargas, the majors may still be far away

A look at how Michael Busch beat out Miguel Vargas for a call-up to the Dodgers from Triple-A, plus Bobby Miller moving up the pitching depth chart, and Miguel Rojas returning to Miami.