Here is a look at this seasons 12th edition of the Dodgers Playbill. It features the Dodgers 2012 Roy Campanella Award winner, AJ Ellis.
- Congrats to both John Ely and Joc Pederson for winning this seasons Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year Awards, per a Dodgers press release.
- Okay. I guess I lied about not putting up any more 2012 Topps Triple Threads cards. Check out this great Matt Kemp "1 of 1" All-Star Game Laundry Tag Book card that was just put up on eBay.
- Ned Colletti speaks with Barry Bloom of MLB.com. Word of a little argument in the clubhouse between Ned and the coaching staff leaked out.
MLB.com: So there was a little blowup in the clubhouse after Tuesday night's loss here. We heard that was you.
Colletti: I had a passionate exchange in the coach's room.
MLB.com: What was the message?
Colletti: Were you invited?
MLB.com: No, but I wish I was.
Colletti: It was just a bit of an evaluation.
- Dan Braunstein at ESPN discusses how good Luis Cruz has been for the Dodgers.
Cruz has proven to be an effective low-ball hitter, hitting .326 in at-bats ending with a pitch in the lower third of the zone or below. That’s the sixth-highest average in the league among players who have at least as many at-bats as Cruz has.
Unlike many players without much major league experience, Cruz has also shown he can be effective against breaking pitches. He’s hitting .323 when the at-bat ends with a breaking ball; only four players in the league have more overall plate appearances and a higher average against breaking balls.
- Steve Garvey will be signing autographs this coming Sunday, September 30th at Dick's Sporting Goods in San Diego from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, via his twitter account.
- Panini's 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends set honors several American war hero's; including 9 Tuskegee Airmen and 5 living Medal of Honor recipients. Panini's blog has some pics to look at.
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