- The Albuquerque Isotopes present to Tommy Lasorda his 1972 PCL Championship ring, via MLB.
As part of the 'Topes' pre-game home-opener celebration on Friday night, General Manager John Traub and team President Ken Young surprised the Hall of Famer by presenting him with the ring he so richly deserved after leading the Dukes to a 92-56 record and the team's first title as the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1972, it was not customary for Minor League teams to award championship rings, a slight rectified in a stirring tribute to a man who has meant to so much to Triple-A baseball in Albuquerque.
- Will opponents pitch around Kemp? Matt answers that question, via Jim Peltz at LA Times.
Kemp was asked whether pitchers can still throw around him, giving Kemp little to hit and possibly walking him. "They can't," Kemp replied.
"It definitely helps that I have Dre hitting behind me," Kemp said of Ethier. "Juan's protecting Dre also, so we've got protection in the lineup now."
- Here is a new Dodger Blog called "Think Blue LA."
- The LA Times takes a look at the development future of Dodger Stadium.
- Roberto has some info at Vin Scully is My Homeboy on a Dodgers bus caravan for the games against the Giants in San Francisco in July.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts writes about "The Overshadowed Andre Ethier."
- Will the Steinbrenner's sell the Yankees? Business Insider reports that it may be for $3Billion to $4Billion.
- If you thought NHL Playoff Overtime hockey was crazy, then check this out. A girls minor hockey league game in Toronto went 12 full overtimes to win their game, via Puck Daddy. That's not a typo. I said 12 overtimes!
- Staying with hockey, check out this winning streak. The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League finished up their regular season with 28 straight wins! Via PilotOnline.com.
Thursday, April 19, 2012