- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA notes that Andre Ethier hasn't homered in quite a while.
Ethier has always been a streaky hitter so a temporary power outage isn't much of a surprise, but the lack of home runs for this long is a bit troubling for the Dodgers, especially when he has just two home runs in his last 61 games. Last year's power drought — 27 games without one, and just two home runs over his final 45 games — was followed by September knee surgery.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts notes that left field has also faced a season long homer power outage, but that it appears to be a franchise problem.
- Brandon Lennox at True Blue LA notes that Rubby De La Rosa was solid in his recent rehab assignment in Arizona.
- The Chronicle of Fuji shares a drawing made by one of his students for Black History Month. It's of Jackie Robinson.
- Jackie Robinson to be Celebrated at Civil Rights Game, via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
Rachel and Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson's widow and daughter, respectively, will be in attendance in Atlanta, where his Dodgers will take on Hank Aaron's Braves.
"We're delighted to support the Civil Rights Game and thrilled the Dodgers are playing the Atlanta Braves," Sharon Robinson said. "The breaking of the color barrier was one of the precursors to the civil rights movement. We're very happy Major League Baseball recognizes the movement. Having the Civil Rights Game allows us to move forward, while acknowledging the changes in baseball and in all of American society."
- Per Erik Malinowski at Deadspin, "Dictionary Researchers credit Gary Carter with Popularizing F-Bomb."
- Sports Collectors Daily shares a whole bunch of photos from the recently concluded National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
- Beckett post up a bunch of new photos from The National, as well.
- Old Time Family Baseball takes a look at the greatest Baseball POGS of all-time.
- I must share this. This is World Order. This is a band formed by former MMA fighter Genki Sudo.
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