Archive for December, 2013

Happy New Year from ThinkBlueLA

Wishing you a safe, happy and prosperous 2014 Go Dodgers! Scott, Harold, Evan, Robb and Ron

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The BBWAA’s opportunity for redemption

This is not going to be a long drawn out dissertation about the how bad the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) have been when it comes to their Hall of Fame selections – Heaven knows I don’t need to point out their shortcomings when they’ve been perfectly capable of doing it themselves. (Yes, I’m […]

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Social Media – Then and Now

Last week a photograph was posted on Twitter by ‘Just Baseball Photos’ (@Baseball_Photos) showing an enormous crowd gathered in front of the Washington Post headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue near our nation’s capital watching the historic 1912 World Series on an electro-mechanical scoreboard resembling a large pinball game. I smiled when I first saw the photograph because every […]

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Hamate bone injury – What is it and is it preventable?

Kyle Farmer, a Dodger rookie catcher in the Advanced A Pioneer League in 2013, has already experienced some of the major challenges of baseball beyond the biggest challenge of all – trying to hit a round ball less than three inches in diameter traveling upwards on 90 MPH with a round bat. Add to that […]

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Perez and Wright signings put Seth Rosin in a bad spot

To say that the recent acquisitions of relievers Chris Perez and Jamey Wright by the Dodgers was a bit of a surprise would be a gross understatement. After all, re-signing Brian Wilson and J.P Howell, bringing back Paco Rodriguez and Chris Withrow (and even newcomer Onelki Garcia) and having a healthy Jose Dominguez meant that aside […]

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Down on the Farm – Kyle Farmer

Kyle Farmer was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, also known as the Rule 4 Draft. He was a bit of a surprise selection, a 22-year-old senior from the University of Georgia who was not ranked as a top ten round pick although Jim Callis of Baseball […]

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Two former Dodgers get another shot at ‘The Show’

Major League Baseball is tough. When you stop and think about the millions of little leaguers around the world who grow up with the dream of someday playing in the MLB; and the hundreds of thousands who go on to play high school and college ball; and the thousands who go on to play minor […]

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Merry Christmas from ThinkBlueLA

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and joyous Christmas. Scott, Harold, Evan, Robb & Ron

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And the beatings continue

Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten’s proposed “Phase II” of his master plan to “get younger” took yet another Ned Colletti hit late Sunday night when it was reported by LA Times Dodgers beat reporter Dylan Hernandez that the team was near to closing a one-year deal with former Indians closer Chris Perez. And while […]

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Peter O’Malley unveils historicdodgertown.com website

VERO BEACH, Fla. –The new historicdodgertown.com website has been unveiled, with a wealth of content and functionality that is easy to navigate, it was announced today by Peter O’Malley, president and CEO, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida. “With our recent name change to ‘Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida,’ we are in the midst of rebranding […]

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