For some reason the pic above sent by Yasiel Puig via Instagram had me singing the Grateful Dead tune Casey Jones.
Casey Jones, you better watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind
- Orel at Vin Scully is My Homeboy passes along Vin Scully's story about a batting out of order event from 1950.
- This might be the best T-Shirt design I've seen all year. From Eephus Blue - Kershaw and Ellis in a Calvin & Hobbes style. See it on the right. As a huge fan of that comic strip, I say "Awesome!"
- Christopher Jackson at Examiner.com writes a 2 part interview with the Dodgers Director of Player Development, De Jon Watson. See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.
- OK, photoshop geniuses! It's time to use your creative energy to help a Dodger out. Via Mike Oz at Big League Stew, they have issued a "Reader challenge: Design a campaign poster for your favorite All-Star ‘Final Vote’ participant". The best campaign poster win an All-Star jersey.
- Eric Becker at Eric's Dodger Blog was in the Bay Area this past weekend and shared a couple of videos he took to document the experience. He promises many more in the near future.
- Via Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports, "Clayton Kershaw: Mets Ace Matt Harvey Should Start All-Star Game".
“He should (start),” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
- Check out some great pics in an album shared by Redditor KaBoom752 from his experience being a bat boy for the Dodgers during Spring Training in 2011 right here.
- Eno Sarris at FanGraphs writes, "Has Ricky Nolasco’s Luck Finally Turned?"
As an older pitcher, Nolasco’s fastball isn’t going to get any better. But by placing it in the right place and using it less often, Nolasco is having the best season of his career. There’s evidence that he’s changed his position on the mound and it’s helped against lefties, too.
- Sports Collectors Daily has a great story about a wounded veteran who has been using sports card sorting as a way to rehab from brain injury.
- Watch as Hanley Ramirez goes one-on-one with Jerry Hairston.
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