Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Mitch Poole – The Dodgers real clubhouse leader

If you’ve ever watched a Dodger game in person or on television you’ve seen him. And though you may not know his name, he is every bit as important to the success of the Dodgers as anyone on the 25-man roster. His name is Mitch Poole and there isn’t a player on the team who […]

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Dodger bullpen coach Chuck Crim’s other passion

Baseball fans who have taken the time to research Dodger bullpen coach Chuck Crim’s 8-year MLB career are well aware that he was an outstanding relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels and Chicago Cubs. In fact, Crim led the majors in appearances in both 1988 and 1989 with 70 and 76 appearances respectively […]

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Dodger legend Don Newcombe puts Yasiel Puig in great company

It was a simple question, one that I thought would have a simple answer. But when I asked former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger legend Don Newcombe the burning question prior to Friday evening’s game against the Phillies, Newk’s answer was not only very elaborate, it was also quite shocking. Newcombe’s answer also turned what […]

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An interview with the man who discovered Yasiel Puig

By now everyone is well aware that Cuban superstar outfield Yasiel Puig, who made his major league baseball debut on Monday evening before 37,055 at Dodger Stadium, defected to the United States from Cuba. Everyone also knows that the Dodgers signed the (then) 21-year-old ball player to an enormous 7-year/$42 million contract basically unseen – […]

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Another side of Josh Suchon

By now most Dodger fans are quite familiar with the name Josh Suchon, as well they should be. In addition to being a former co-host of KABC-AM 790’s popular DodgerTalk radio show from 2008 to 2011, Suchon is also the author of the recently released book “Miracle Men: Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers”, which has […]

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Carl Crawford talks shoes, hitting and throwing

Dodger outfielder Carl Crawford was proud on the Air Jordan baseball shoes that he wore on Jackie Robinson Day – extremely proud of them. After all, they had the number 42 on them as a tribute to the man who broke baseball’s color barrier. Carl had a blue pair and a white pair and couldn’t […]

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The Dodgers’ Number Two Man

The Second Longest Tenured Dodger Employee (Re-posted from Opinion of Kingman’s Performance – June 2011) He is the second longest tenured Dodger employee, behind Vin Scully.  He has a face you would easily recognize, but many don’t recognize him because he has been a background fixture for years.  He has never sought the limelight or recognition.  […]

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John Ely Credits Hard Work and Commitment for Success

Prior to Friday night’s game at Dodger Stadium, right-handed pitcher John Ely and outfielder Joc Pederson were presented with the 2012 Branch Rickey Award for being the top pitcher and player within the Dodgers minor league system. Named after the legendary former Dodger executive who broke baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson, the Branch Rickey […]

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Jerry Sands Interview – Back to Basics

As you probably know by now, Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment on Monday morning and was replaced on the active roster by outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. It was the fourth such call-up in the past two seasons for the 24-year-old Clayton, North Carolina native and the […]

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A Hidden Treasure No Longer Hidden

Nobody, and I mean nobody, could have ever anticipated or predicted the incredible job that Dodger shortstop Luis Cruz has done since being called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill in for the injured Dee Gordon – nobody except Luis Cruz, that is. Since being called up exactly one month ago today (on his son’s second birthday), […]

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