I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day holiday. Pic above is of the fireworks display from Colorado, via twitter @Dodgers.
- Yasiel Puig is so huge he even made into the Urban Dictionary. (Hat Tip: Reddit: BidetToYouSir) Long Live Man Bear Puig!
- "Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career: Legenday voice speaks on current state of club along with favorite all-time teams," via Barry M. Bloom at MLB.com.
"Sixty-four years is a long time to live, let alone broadcasting or doing anything," Scully responded when asked if it was even more mindboggling to him. "God has been very kind to me. I should be on my knees most hours of any day giving thanks. I got what I wanted to do ever since I was 8 years old. It came early. My health and the job itself have lasted all these years. You are looking at the most grateful person who walks the planet."
- Via Baseball America, "Prospect Hot Sheet (July 5): Precocious Julio Urias Earns Top Spot".
Urias, a Mexican lefty who has been succeeding with both stuff and feel, has been one of the better pitchers in the Midwest League since his arrival, going 2-0, 2.78 with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings and a reasonable 3.6 BB/9.
- Garvey Cey Russell Lopes blog shares Part IV of "the evolution of the Dodger third baseman" in Baseball cards.
- Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times writes, "Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez calls himself a 'singles hitter'".
“Still a singles hitter,” he said. “If I happen to hit a home run, I’m going to take it, but I’m still a singles hitter.”
Does he really believe that?
“Do I believe that?” Gonzalez said. “Yeah. I’m just trying to get singles up the middle.”
- This makes me so sad. Kings veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi just signed a 4-year free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Dammit! He was out best stay-at-home D-man. Via Jewels From the Crown.
- "Putting the Great In Great Britain: Baseball in London," via Craig Robinson at The Score. He took in a Baseball game in Great Britain.
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