Jon SooHoo shares some pics from the private screening of the Jackie Robinson movie, '42'. See more pics here. Jose Vizcaino, Franklin Stubbs, Maury Wills and Rick Rhoden are shown above.
- Left Field Pavilion continues his magic at colorizing vintage Dodgers' photos. Check out his color portrait of Gil Hodges.
- I wish I was here. Ben Platt at MLB.com tells us that 300 members of the Dodgers family saw a private screening of the Jackie Robinson movie, '42'.
"It actually brought tears to my eyes. I was living a lot of that movie," said former National League MVP and Dodger legend, Maury Wills, who, at age 80, still serves as a bunting and base running instructor every spring with the Dodgers. "I knew Jackie personally. I barnstormed with him in 1953 when I was in the Minor Leagues. We would tour the South after the season and he paid me $300 for the month. I would have done it for nothing. I got to know him, he was a no-nonsense person, nice man, stern, firm -- he would check the bus every night to make sure we were all there as we went from one city to another. It was quite an experience.
"I don't know many other people who could have survived the way Jackie did, to come out on the other end. I knew this film was well put together and I enjoyed it."
- I'll believe it when it happens. Apparently, the NHL is actually exploring the idea of having an outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium, via Jason Brough at Pro Hockey Talk. I have it on good authority that just a year or so ago an unnamed NHL official openly laughed at the idea.
- Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, Zack Greinke has an inflamed elbow, and will be resting for a few days.
- Former Dodgers GM Dan Evans has just been hired to be commissioner of the independent Northern League, via the Wall Street Journal.
- If you happen to be in New York, then I suggest heading over to the Agora Art Gallery to check out some original Dick Perez Baseball paintings from March 26 - April 16. More information can be found here.
- Check out Matt Kemp in a MLB 13 commercial just released earlier today.
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