Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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An interview with 2003 Cy Young award winner Eric Gagné

It was surreal – almost like an out-of body experience. The date was April 6, 2015 – Opening Day at Dodger Stadium – and it was time for the pregame ceremonial first pitch. Standing on the mound were former Dodger Cy Young Award winners Don Newcombe (1956) and Fernando Valenzuela (1981). But before the pair […]

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Deep Left – The Senior Statesman of the Left Field Pavilion

If you have been to the Left Field Pavilion at Dodger Stadium anytime during the past thirteen or so years, or if you have ever watched a dodgerfilms YouTube video, you have undoubtedly seen him before. His name is Ron Cooper but around Chavez Ravine he is affectionately known as “Deep Left” – and he is as […]

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Dodgers set minor league rosters

UPDATED: April 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM (Isotopes roster now finalized – link below) With minor league spring training camp now completed, the Dodgers have announced their 2014 rosters for four of their six minor league affiliate teams. Low Single-A Great Lakes Loons Although there are 12 returning players on the Loons 2014 roster, there […]

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The two biggest phone calls of Jarret Martin’s life

One can only imagine how exciting it must be to receive that magic phone call informing you that you have just been selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft, something that left-hander Jarret Martin experienced not once but twice – the first in 2008 when he was selected in the 19th round by the […]

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The man behind “The Vin Scully Factor” comic strip

During Saturday’s off day between Game-2 and Game-3 of the NLDS, a Drabble comic strip ran in nearly 200 syndicated newspaper across the nation and on-line. Dodger fans who saw the comic strip were immediately taken by it because within its humor was a cold hard fact about our very own and beloved Vin Scully. […]

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Nick Buss – living the dream

Unless you follow the Dodgers farm teams, there’s a pretty good chance that you never heard of Nick Chili Buss until he made his major league debut with the Dodgers on September 14, 2013. Buss, along with fellow Triple-A Albuquerque Isotope Alex Castellanos, were called up to fill in for the injured Andre Ethier (ankle) […]

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Brian Wilson – Crazy like a fox

We knew it long before the Dodgers signed him on July 30, 2013 – former Giants closer Brian Wilson is… well… different. But don’t let the disguise fool you (okay it’s not a disguise, that’s what he really looks like) – Wilson is crazy like a fox. In other words, he is extremely smart but […]

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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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