Archive for the ‘News’ Category

5-24-13 Chuck Crim FP

Who will be the Dodgers ‘Fall Guy?’

It is as inevitable as death and taxes – when a team fails to achieve their goal of making it to the World Series, somebody has to take the fall for it. If it’s not the manager himself (or general manager), it is usually one (or more) of his coaches. Should a team’s shortcomings be […]

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Dodgers trade tradition for practicality in Triple-A move to Oklahoma City

I was surprised but pleased when I learned the Dodgers had moved their AAA farm team from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City. On the one side was the long tradition in Albuquerque first with the Dukes and later with the Isotopes. Dissolving the relationship with the city of Albuquerque after a 44 year affiliation perhaps was […]

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10-17-14 Gonzalez FP

Adrian Gonzalez quietly spoke the loudest at Friedman press conference

If you weren’t paying attention you wouldn’t have even noticed he was there – until he spoke. Towards the end of Andrew Friedman’s introductory press conference on Friday morning at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen interrupted reporters questions by saying “You have a question over here.” With that, Dodgers first […]

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AFL Pitch Clock FP

Arizona Fall League – MLB’s ‘Pace of Game’ testing grounds

On Thursday night I was surprised to learn that MLB.com was live streaming some of the games from the Arizona Fall League. With several young Dodger prospects playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs I naturally was pleased to be able to pick up that game. I did so just in time to see top prospect […]

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Matheny FP

Matheny’s second bad decision far worse than his first – except for Dodger fans

When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny chose his own ace Adam Wainwright to start the 2014 All-Star Game over Dodgers ace and defending Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw, everybody knew it was the wrong decision, perhaps even Matheny himself. But that didn’t prevent the third-year Cardinals manager from starting his own guy saying that Wainwright “deserved it” […]

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Dodgers Dreamfield

Dodgers Foundation to dedicate two new Dreamfields

On Saturday morning the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Security Benefit will dedicate its 35th and 36th Dodgers Dreamfields at Franklin D. Roosevelt Park. The Dreamfield dedication will be attended by Dodger Alumni League members Billy Ashley, Al Downing, Al […]

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Matt Kemp & Dale Scott FP

Matt Kemp receives punishment for telling the truth

As children we were taught to never lie and to always tell the truth, no matter how bad the situation was. We were told the amazing anecdotal story of George Washington chopping down his father’s beloved cherry tree and not being punished after telling his father: “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little […]

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Friedman has unique challenge ahead New President of Baseball Operations not a big fan of prima donnas

The news was exciting and it spread throughout the baseball world like wildfire. On Tuesday morning ESPNLA.com’s Ramona Shelburne broke the news that the Dodgers had successfully lured much-coveted Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman away from the financially strapped franchise and into the Dodgers fold to fill their newly-created President of Baseball Operations position. […]

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Andrew Friedman FP

Dodgers name Andrew Friedman as President, Baseball Operations Colletti to remain as Senior Advisor to Stan Kasten

The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Andrew Friedman to the newly created position of President, Baseball Operations. The club also announced that Ned Colletti will remain with the Dodger organization as a Senior Advisor to the President and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman, 37, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of […]

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Fife FP

Dodgers designate Stephen Fife for assignment

When the Dodgers acquired right-hander Stephen Fife from the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2011, they weren’t exactly sure what they were getting. But they thought highly enough of him after only six starts with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (3-1, 4.01 ERA) to add him to the 40-man roster to protect him from the […]

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