Archive for March, 2017

Dodgers, LA Dodgers Foundation to kickoff LA Reads program on Saturday

The Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) are holding a kickoff event on Saturday, April 1, 2017 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Los Angeles Central Library to launch their literacy initiative LA Reads with a brief program, featuring Rich Hill, Maggie and Andre Ethier and Heather and Yasmani Grandal reading to 80 […]

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DJ Peters’ first of many ‘unbelievable’ moments to come

A year from now no one will even remember it. In fact, most have already forgotten about it less that 24 hours after it happened. But for 21-year-old Dodgers minor league outfield prospect DJ Peters, it is a memory that will last a lifetime. On Thursday night at Angel Stadium, the young Glendora, California native […]

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Dodgers minor league youth movement goes beyond the players

The Dodgers are definitely taking a new approach to their minor league player development system. It’s too early to discern if it is new and improved, but one expects that it may well be. Among other things going on in their minor league baseball program, an emphasis had been made to hire a younger generation […]

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King’s Hawaiian Grill coming to Dodger Stadium on Opening Day Hearty fare to include pulled pork sliders, lava wings, smoked pork nachos and more

The Dodgers and King’s Hawaiian® are pleased to announce the addition of the King’s Hawaiian Grill to the unique lineup of elevated dining options at Dodger Stadium for the 2017 season.  Located in the left field plaza, the King’s Hawaiian Grill will bring the Aloha Spirit to thousands of fans every game with a welcoming […]

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Trayce Thompson ‘A hundred percent healthy’ and ready for 2017 season

It only takes one quick look at the Dodgers 2017 spring training stats to immediately notice that Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson did not have the spring training that he undoubtedly had hoped for. In fact, his .226 batting average (with only the three annual Freeway Series games remaining) ranked 28th among the 55 Dodgers who had […]

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Young Dodgers’ first professional seasons starts for a second time

It is no big secret that I love the First-Year Player Draft and I follow the players the Dodgers select quite carefully during the selecting season and in subsequent seasons. This great game that at times is so rewarding to young men following their dream, can also turn its back on them in an instant. […]

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Urias sharp in final spring training outing In spite of his successes this spring, young lefty will not be in Dodgers Opening Day rotation

Dodgers 20-year-old phenom left-hander Julio Urias made what will most likely be his final start of spring training on Tuesday afternoon in a split-squad game at Camelback Ranch. And although the Dodgers had hoped to get three innings out of the young Culiacan, Mexico native, the best he could give them was 2.2 innings in […]

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Building a 25-man roster – The Bullpen

The second article in my “Building a 25-man roster” series will address at the construction of the Dodgers opening day bullpen. Here I will make my final preseason prediction as to whom the members will be and I will also talk about the people I am leaving off of the list and for what reason. […]

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Hyun-Jin Ryu returns to Dodgers starting rotation

After two long years and a pair of surgeries, South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is finally … finally returning to the Dodgers starting rotation when the season begins on April 3. “Ryu has thrown the ball well, built up enough. We feel confident going forward that he’ll be one of our five (starting pitchers),” Dodgers […]

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‘The Skipper’ returning to broadcast booth in 2017

Former Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers manager, and longtime Dodgers minor league manager Kevin Kennedy – affectionately known to Dodger fans as “The Skipper” – will be returning to the Dodgers radio broadcast booth this season for a significant number of games on AM 570 LA Sports – the Dodgers flagship radio station. “No matter what, I’ve always […]

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