Archive for December, 2017

Dodgers spread holiday cheer for underprivileged kids

On Thursday morning, the Dodgers hosted their 13th annual Children’s Holiday Party at Dodger Stadium for 300 students from eight nearby elementary schools. Included were kids from: Allesandro Elementary School, Ann Street Elementary School, Castelar Elementary School, Clifford Math and Technology Magnet Elementary School, Dorris Place Elementary School, Elysian Heights Elementary School, Logan Span Elementary School and Solano […]

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Dodgers likely to leave Winter Meetings empty-handed

When the Dodgers brass arrived at the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida last Sunday, they did so having already lost out on Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani and 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Although Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi had submitted their essay (if you will) that […]

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Dodgers minor league clubhouse manager gets creative with broken bats

For those old enough to remember the days before aluminium bats, when we broke a wooden bat – whether it be during a Little League game, a friendly game of ‘over the line’ or ‘three flies out’ at the local park, school, or even the middle of the street – it was devastating. In fact, we […]

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Dodgers to host Children’s Holiday Party on Thursday

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will play host to more than 300 pre-selected schoolchildren from the community surrounding Dodger Stadium for a day of fun and games at their annual Children’s Holiday Party. WHO: Austin Barnes, Dodger catcher Joc Pederson, Dodger outfielder Dennis Powell, Billy Ashley and Matt Luke, […]

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Friedman admits Dodgers were never really in on Stanton

Contrary to the wishes, hopes and dreams of Dodger fans that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton might actually return to Southern California to play for his hometown Dodgers, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman intimated in his first press conference of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings on Monday that the Dodgers were never really in […]

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Not re-signing Morrow could prove to be huge mistake for Dodgers

As usual, my day on the Internet begins with a visit to the baseball page on ESPN, and today the news about Brandon Morrow signing with the Chicago Cubs was disheartening. Morrow had a significant role in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ historic 104-win season, and it was clear to most baseball-knowledgeable people that the Dodgers […]

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Cubs pull Brandon Morrow out from under Dodgers

Among the very first reports to come out of Orlando, Florida on Day-1 of the 2017 Winter Meetings on Sunday was that 2017 Dodgers star reliever – and free agent – Brandon Morrow was nearing a multi-year deal. …but not with the Dodgers. And then first thing on Monday morning, FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal tweeted this out: Although this is […]

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Dodgers missing out on Stanton wasn’t first time

Woulda, shoulda, coulda. We hear it all the time in just about every walk of life. If only I had done this or had done that. But we also hear things like There’s no sense in crying over spilled milk, and on rare occasions we may be fortunate enough to say Second time’s a charm. […]

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Could Stanton and Judge be the next Mantle and Maris?

It was a great time to be a kid. The year was 1961 and Yankee teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were locked in an epic and historic battle to break the single-season home run record set by yet another former Yankee – that of the 60 home runs hit by the great Babe Ruth […]

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The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes is over – He’s going to Disneyland

It was short, sweet and to the point, and it sent Twitter into an absolute frenzy. Shortly before noon on Friday morning, Japanese superstar pitcher / slugger Shohei Ohtani announced through his agent Nez Balelo that he had made his decision on which team he would sign with. While this announcement may have come as a […]

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