Archive for February, 2017

Segedin home run ball a special prize for Dodger fan

When a player hits a home run during a game, it is pretty much an open-and-closed story. It is hit, those on base at the time – if any – and the batter who hit score, the run(s) are tallied and fans are either elated if it was hit by their team or devastated if it […]

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Perfect is perfect – unless you’re Clayton Kershaw

The last game that the Dodgers played was on October 22, 2016 and oh what a painful game it was. It was Game-6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Had the Dodgers won, they would have been but one win away from making their first trip to the World Series in […]

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Former Dodgers first-round draft pick Chris Reed retires

Earlier this week we learned that left-hander Chris Reed had decided to give up on his pursuit of a major league baseball career and surprisingly informed the Miami Marlins that he was retiring from the game. Dodger fans will recall that Reed was the Dodgers first round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He […]

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Don Drysdale is rolling over in his grave

Quick – Who was the last Dodger player to actually take “four wide ones” – i.e., to actually receive four-pitches in an intentional walk – during a regular season Dodger game? How about during a Dodgers postseason game? Why are these seemingly insignificant questions even important? Because whoever they were, they are now the last Dodger players […]

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Some words from Grant Dayton

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of talking with Grant Dayton and was fortunate enough to be able to ask him a few questions about his off-season as well as the season to come. Like many others, Dayton made his Major League debut with the Dodgers as a result of an injury; in his […]

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Facing Kershaw isn’t always a bad thing So Cal native DJ Peters fulfills dream of hitting against 'The best pitcher on the planet'

Let’s face it, if you’re a major league hitter in a must-win game, the absolute last guy you would want to face is six-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young award winner and 2014 NL MVP Clayton Kershaw. I mean, we’re talking about a guy with a career record of 126-60 and a career ERA of 2.37 over […]

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Update: Lindsey Caughel teaches us a lesson in perseverance After being released by Dodgers, right-hander earns another opportunity to make it to The Show

Updated: February 22, 2017 4:00 pm PT   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   (Re-posted from December 2, 2016) It was one of the lowest moments of my blogging career. It happened during spring training 2016 while I was at Camelback Ranch covering the Dodgers. Late one afternoon […]

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Turner says Dodgers ‘Are in a good spot’ Veteran third baseman pleased with depth created by Dodgers front office

After officially reporting for spring training camp and completing his required medial exams, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner met with reporters in the team’s Camelback Ranch clubhouse on Monday morning. “It’s one of the most exciting days of the year, getting a chance to get the whole club together, see all the guys after the […]

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LADF presents Dodgers RBI for fourth consecutive season

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced on Tuesday its fourth consecutive season of Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities). Dodgers RBI affiliate partners will work with LADF to present youth development programming, anchored in baseball and softball for 7,800 youngsters at 56 locations. Regions include Compton, East Los Angeles, Harbor City, Inglewood, Long […]

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New Dodger Ryan Moseley – A player of interest

Going into Spring Training the Dodgers needed to clear a 40-man roster space to accommodate outfielder Franklin Gutierrez whom they had recently signed as a free agent. They had a number of ways to accomplish that, but chose to trade left-hander Vidal Nuño – whom they had acquired from the Seattle Mariners on November 7, […]

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