In the photo above former Dodgers Joe Pignatano and Ralph Branca, along with Gil Hodges Jr, meet with the press prior to the Opening Home Game of the Brooklyn Nets. Pic via twitter @EmmaSpan.
- How many LA Dodgers from the 2000's can you name in 20 minutes? Check your knowledge, here.
- Kuroda is apparently choosing between the Yankees or the Hiroshima Carp, via Mike Axisa at River Avenue Blues.
- Dee Gordon had a big day in the Dominican Winter League, via MLB.com.
Licey 10, Estrellas 1
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon tripled and drove in a game-high three runs to lead the Tigres in a romp over Oriente. Rangers' No. 2 prospect Mike Olt, Frisco teammate Engel Beltre and Dodgers prospect Tim Federowicz each scored twice as Licey tallied 16 hits in the contest. The lone Estrellas run came on a solo homer by Felix Pie (Dodgers) in the first. Box score
- Check out the Top 10 Great Lakes Loons Games of 2012 on their blog, From the Nest (Part 1) (Part 2). They are a Class A minor league club of the Dodgers.
- Dodgers prospect Alfredo Silverio is outrighted to Albuquerque in a move that takes him off the 40-man roster, Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
Silverio, considered one of the organization's better outfield prospects a year ago, was seriously injured in a January auto accident in his native Dominican Republic and missed the entire 2012 season.
- Via Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times, Tagg Romney, son of Mitt, was an employee for the Dodgers at one time.
During his approximately one-year tenure with the Dodgers, insiders described him as everything from a “very nice guy who was just in way over his head” to a “vacuous-eyed, transparent political appointment.”
- Just in case you care. Manny Ramirez is set to play in the Dominican Winter League this week, via Javier Maymi at ESPN.
- Dave Cameron at FanGraphs takes a look at "The 25 Best- and 5 Worst- Free Agent Values."
- Justin Sellers recently visited Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Check out his adventure below.
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