Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mesa Solar Sox members pose during Arizona Fall League Monday October 29, 2012 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. I believe they are Eric Eadington, Onelki Garcia, Red Patterson, Chris Reed, Andres Santiago, Gorman Erickson, Rafael Ynoa, Joc Pederson. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2012.
- Can you believe it? The Tokyo Yomiuri Giants just won the 2012 Japan Series Title, via Jason Coskray at the Japan Times. Both Giants teams in America and Japan win their respective league championships in the same year for the first time. On top of that, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl earlier this year. It's been quite a year for Giants fans all around. Below is a video of the last out of the Japan Series Title game.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA tells us that Javy Guerra has had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Friday. He should be ready to go for Spring Training.
- Howard Cole counts himself as one of the righteously indignant. He is opposed to McGwire joining the Dodgers, and says that no Bash Brother is worthy of wearing Dodger Blue.
These are semi-rhetorical questions, but however you answer them McGwire has gotten more than his fair share of second chances already. He enjoyed a comeback in a city where he’s loved – St. Louis – and he’s got a World Series ring to cherish for the rest of his life, which he no doubt earned. His name is still on the Cooperstown ballot, and he may one day make it.
But his services are not required in L.A. I’m sorry, but they’re just not.
- Ken Burns is coming out with another Baseball documentary in 2015. It will be focused on Jackie Robinson. Go to his website at Florentine Films, here. (Hat Tip: Reddit) From the description:
It will tell the story of how Robinson, at great risk to the dignity of his race and his own well-being, joined Branch Rickey and the Brooklyn Dodgers, and in the face of mutiny by his teammates, threats of violence from racist fans, and the aggressive, dangerous play of opponents, remained unprovoked and performed spectacularly, transforming national perceptions of what blacks could achieve. And it will showcase his brilliant and exhilarating play on the field, which delighted millions of fans and helped bring Brooklyn a long-awaited World Series championship in 1955.
- Here is a great video featuring Sue Falsone, head physical therapist/trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, discussing common injuries in the sport of baseball and provides advice for youth athletes.
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