THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: The Dodgers concluded their final day of workouts, touching on pop fly communication and team defense before batting practice. Ted Lilly threw a session of live batting practice and Clayton Kershaw, Mike MacDougal, Blake Hawksworth, Ramon Troncoso, Kenley Jansen and Javy Guerra tossed bullpens.
- SPLITSVILLE: Tomorrow, two squads of Los Angeles Dodgers will head east on the I-10, with one team playing the Giants in Scottsdale and the other taking on the Angels in Tempe. In Scottsdale, Dodger right-handed hurler Tim Redding will get the start and is scheduled to be followed by RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Oscar Villarreal, RHP Jon Huber and LHP Wilkin De La Rosa. Over in Tempe, RHP Hiroki Kuroda will make his first start of the spring and is scheduled to be followed by RHP Rubby De La Rosa, LHP Scott Elbert, RHP Lance Cormier, RHP Roman Colon and RHP Luis Vasquez. Don Mattingly will manage the Dodger squad against the Giants, while Triple-A Albuquerque Manager Lorenzo Bundy will call the shots against the Angels.
- THE X-FACTOR: The Dodgers would like to wish outfielder Xavier Paul a happy 26th birthday. Paul shares his birthday with Dodger amateur scout Orsino Hill, who covers the Northern California area.
WINNER, WINNER: Jonathan Broxton and Clayton Kershaw were honored last night at the 6th Annual LA Sports Awards with Broxton’s save of the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim tying for the 10th-Greatest Los Angeles Sports Moment of the year and Kershaw’s first career shutout, which came on Sept. 15 at San Francisco, being recognized as the greatest Dodger moment of the season. Don Newcombe represented the Dodgers at the star-studded event last night at The Beverly Hilton, which was hosted by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
BRING YOUR RESUME: The Dodgers and the Dodgers Dream Foundation will host the 16th Annual Community Job Fair tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the Field Level Concourse at Dodger Stadium. Job seekers are invited to join more than 100 companies from the public and private sector at the event, which drew more than 10,000 participants a year ago with approximately 1,500 attendees finding employment.
- FIRST BALLOTT HALL OF GAMER: The Cartoon Network’s First Annual Hall of Game Awards will air tonight from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Cartoon Network. Dodger organist Nancy Bea Hefley played the organ for the red carpet at the event, which was hosted by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and is the first-of-its kind sports and entertainment awards show for kids, honoring favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year. Award winners tonight will include Blake Griffin, Landon Donovan, Kobe Bryant, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Venus and Serena Williams and First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special taped appearance.
- IT’S ALMOST TIME: Single-game Dodger tickets will go on sale tomorrow, with fans having the opportunity to purchase a limited number of Opening Day tickets that will be available only at Dodger Stadium. Individual tickets will also be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. online at dodgers.com/tickets
CHEESE!: This morning, the Dodgers held their annual photo day in which a bevy of entities snapped pictures of the 2011 Dodgers at Camelback Ranch - Glendale. Among those on site were the Associated Press, Getty Images, MLB Photos, Baseball Magazine Sha, Dodger broadcast partner KCAL 9, Topps and MLB.com.