A little belated on my part. Here is a pic tweeted by the @Dodgers of Don Mattingly playing the part of Donnie Claus on Christmas Eve.
- Battle of Los Angeles: Angels vs. Dodgers, via David Leon Moore at USA Today.
Whether Angels owner Arte Moreno was urged to break the bank for Hamilton by the Dodgers' signing of Greinke is a matter of conjecture.
But these two franchises have been poking fun at each other for a long time, and Moreno seemed to be particularly enjoying himself talking about the Dodgers at the news conference introducing Hamilton.
- Ken Gurnick at MLB.com takes a look back at the 2012 Dodgers and notes the top 5 Dodger moments.
- Stacie Wheeler at Lasorda's Lair notes the importance of Chad Billingsley to the Dodgers this upcoming season.
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA informs us that Ivan DeJesus Jr. was also a part of the Joel Hanrahan for Jerry Sands trade.
- This just warms my heart. Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times shares a great story from Dodger Stadium this past season that includes a 11-year old kid who can teach us all a little bit about giving.
- Dustin Nosler at Feelin' Kinda Blue takes a look at some videos of several Dodgers prospects.
- Here's the strangest list you'll see about 2012. Jayson Stark at ESPN notes some truly bizarre and wacky things from the 2012 Baseball season.
Only one pitcher in the National League struck out nine hitters in a row in any game this year. But it wasn't Cliff Lee, Stephen Strasburg or Clayton Kershaw. It was (who else?) Aaron Harang, who punched out nine straight Padres on April 13. So how many other times do you think Harang has struck out nine in a game in his last 73 starts? None. Of course!
- What gives, Google? Via Markle05 on Reddit, if you do a Google search on Clayton Kershaw they note that his nickname is "The Claw." When did this happen? Am I that clueless?
- Paul Lukas, proprietor at Uni Watch, writes at ESPN about the new batting practice caps for the 2013 Baseball season. Below is what the Dodgers will be wearing next to what they wore in the recent past. Go read his article for a sneak peak at what other teams will be wearing.
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