Check out this great photo shares by Sports Illustrated. Sandy Amoros (15), Don Bessent (46), Don Newcombe, Duke Snider (4) and a bottle of beer celebrate in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ locker room after beating Pittsburgh in Sept. 1956. ( John G. Zimmerman/SI)
- Craig Goldstein at Fake Teams puts together a prospect review of our 16-year-old pitcher, Julio Urias; complete with gifs.
When it comes to what Urias throws, he's a precocious talent, showing three pitches that have a chance at being plus. Prior to being signed, Urias threw an upper 80s to lower 90s fastball, and a change up that projected as plus as well. His curve would flash plus but was fairly inconsistent. At only six feet tall and a...mature build (you'll see) there might not be a ton of projection left in regards to the fastball.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts provides a long list of examples of Dodgers grit.
- Via Vin Scully Tweets on Twitter. Ryu was good last night, eh?
- Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times lets us know that soccer will be played at Dodger Stadium in August. In my opinion, it's not as cool as the hockey game that will be played months later. Still, you gotta like how they are expanding the use of our second home. BTW, Real Madrid will be playing in a game. They tell me they are a good team.
- Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk makes note of Mark Walter's hands-off approach to ownership. I'll add that anyone who actually wanted Magic Johnson to be actively involved with the team is nuts.
- MLB FanCave shares a pic of a 1955 Jackie Robinson cap that was on display at a New Era Cap event, via their twitter.
- Alex Remington at FanGraphs makes note of the passing of Dr. Lewis Yocum. He was the Angels team doctor for 36 years, and started out as an intern for the legendary Dr. Frank Jobe. RIP Dr. Yocum.
- Soda Shaq! Shaquille is launching his own branded soft drink. Pic below via his twitter. Hat Tip: Chris Partlow at Next Impulse Sports.
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