Archive for January, 2016

Plan for Howie Kendrick may be different than you think

The consensus among every Dodger player asked during Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium about the return of Howie Kendrick is that it’s great to have him back – to the man. “I’m so excited to have him back. He’s one of my favorite teammates of all-time. He’s a great guy to have in the clubhouse.” […]

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Here’s the latest info on Saturday’s FanFest event

The Dodgers will hold their fourth annual off-season FanFest presented by State Farm tomorrow, Saturday, January 30. The event will be held at Dodger Stadium from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will feature appearances and autographs from many current and former Dodgers. FanFest will feature interviews on the main stage all day. Hall of […]

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Vin Scully Avenue a done deal After 58 years the city of Los Angeles gets it right

The fact that it took the city of Los Angeles 58 years to name a street – particularly one that leads directly into Dodger Stadium – after Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is, quite frankly, embarrassing. This is something that should have happened years ago and most certainly when the 88-year-old broadcaster was enshrined […]

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Pitch Framing – Myth or Passing Fad?

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis got thrown out of a game on May 29th during the 2015 MLB season. Getting thrown out of a game is normally not an unusual event. However, Ellis getting tossed may well be considered unusual. First, he is not prone to unsportsmanlike behavior or arguing with umpires but during that game […]

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The 2016 Dodgers 20 and under team

On January 25th, 2015 I wrote an article in which I listed the players in the Dodgers minor league system whom I felt might have the most potential at their respective positions. Those youngsters were part of a 20-years of age and younger team. From that team pitchers Zachary Bird and Kevin Guzman were traded […]

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Dodgers’ Opening Day center fielder not be a done deal

When the Dodgers broke spring training camp a year ago, there was zero doubt who their everyday center fielder would be. Not only did (then) 22-year-old Joc Pederson tear it up offensively during spring training hitting .338 with six home runs, he also made several outstanding defensive plays. Through the first month of the 2015 […]

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Dodgers sign 17-year-old Nicaraguan shortstop Mike Loaisiga International signing has special meaning for one longtime Dodger fan

When it comes to submitting blog articles, I hate getting personal. Travel logs? Yeah, I’ve been guilty of submitting a few of those. Maybe they are interesting to some, or to my family, but the average Joe could care less. So with that in mind I have tried to contain my excitement over a personal […]

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Dodgers announce 2016 training staff

The Dodgers have announced their training staff for the 2016 season, with the additions of Neil Rampe as head athletic trainer and Nathan Lucero and Thomas Albert as assistant athletic trainers. Brandon McDaniel (strength & conditioning coach, fourth season), Steve Smith (physical therapist, fifth season) and Yosuke “Possum” Nakajima (massage therapist, second season) will return to […]

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Cody Bellinger – The Dodgers newest untouchable prospect

When MLB.com’s Jim Callis released his list of top first base prospects late last week, many Dodger fans were both surprised and elated that a Dodger prospect had cracked the top-10. But for those who closely follow the Dodgers minor league teams, the elation was there but not necessarily the surprise. Coming in at sixth on […]

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Dodgers announce 2016 spring training non-roster invitees

The Dodgers have officially announced their non-roster invitees for spring training 2016 major league camp. And while there are several guys who were no-brains such as pitchers Julio Urias and Jose De Leon and catcher Kyle Farmer, there are also a couple of surprises – most notably 20-year-old first base prospect Cody Bellinger. Just last […]

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